Before the issuance of
Bid awards will be based on pre-established selection criteria and shall be made within 60 days of the bid opening.
Bids will be opened publicly by a contracting officer on the date and time designated in the request.
A bidder that is aggrieved in connection with the solicitation or award of a contract under the Commonwealth Procurement Code may file a bid protest with the Office of the Chancellor.
Competitive bids will be solicited for goods or services with a dollar value greater than $21,000.
The chancellor, upon recommendation from the university president, may debar contractors for
Exceptions to Competitive Bidding
Competitive bidding will not be solicited for commodities or services purchased from commonwealth and State System of Higher Education contracts or through public agencies or other commonwealth agencies. Sole source procurement may be considered under certain conditions.
Modification or Withdrawal of Bids
Bids may be modified or withdrawn by written notice or in person by a bidder.
When appropriate, the contracting officer will make every effort to negotiate with vendors.
Reciprocal Limitations Act: Non-Resident Suppliers
The Reciprocal Limitations Act requires Commonwealth Agencies to give preference to bidders in Pennsylvania for certain supplies against bidders in any state that gives or requires a preference
Reciprocal Limitations Act Calculator
A tool used to calculate the preference applied