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Bid Threshold Increased for 2016 District Contracts

  • December 30, 2015

December 30, 2015

The California Department of Education has announced that the bid threshold for school districts will be increased to $87,800 for certain contracts as defined in Public Contract Code section 20111(a), effective January 1, 2016.

In 2015, school and community college districts were required to competitively bid and award contracts involving an expenditure of more than $86,000 for any of the following:

  1. The purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies to be furnished, sold or leased to the district;
  2. Services that are non-construction; and
  3. Repairs, including maintenance (as defined in Public Contract Code sections 20115 and 20656 for school and community college districts respectively), that are not public projects (as defined in Public Contract Code section 22002(c)).

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is expected to release similar threshold increases for community college districts in the first week of January.

For more information, please contact a DWK attorney.

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