Legal Update Memo No. 01-2020 – Bid Limit Increased for 2020 (K-12)

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The Superintendent of Public Instruction has raised the bid threshold limit for non-construction, competitively bid contracts.  It is now set at $95,200 effective January 1, 2020.  Public Contract Code section 20111(d) provides for an annual inflationary increase determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The increase for 2020 has been set at 2.76%.

This higher bid limit only applies to (1) the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies; (2) services, except construction services; and (3) repairs, including maintenance as defined in Public Contract Code section 20115, that are not public projects as defined in Section 22002(c).

Please note that the $15,000 threshold for construction services/public works projects has not been affected by this inflationary change.

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Legal Update written by Loren W. Soukup, Senior Associate General Counsel.

The information in this Legal Update is provided as a summary of law and is not intended as legal advice.  Application of the law may vary depending on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.  We, therefore, recommend that you consult legal counsel to advise you on how the law applies to your specific situation.

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