According to the California Department of Education Office of Financial Accountability and Information Services, pursuant to Public Contract Code section 20111(a), the bid threshold for K-12 school districts' purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services (except construction services) has been adjusted to $92,600, effective January 1, 2019. The notice may be viewed here
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office is expected to announce a similar adjustment to the bid threshold for community college districts' purchases of equipment, materials, supplies and services (except construction services), pursuant to Public Contracts Code section 20651(a), sometime in the next few days. Once released, that information will be available here
The bid limit for construction projects remains at $15,000.
The bid thresholds for cities, counties and special districts are not affected by the bid limits discussed above.
On a related note, the Legislature increased the bid limits under the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA), effective January 1, 2019. (See 2018 Client News Brief No. 47
) The increase in the bid limits affects school districts, cities, counties and all other public entities that have adopted CUPCCAA.
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