What are the dollar amounts for when sealed bids are required?

Recent changes in New York State have increased the bidding limits for purchases and public works contracts.

General Municipal Law §103 requires competitive bidding for:

There are several exceptions to these limits, including use of OGS contracts, County contracts, leases, professional services, and emergencies. In addition, local laws may lower these limits. Be sure to check with your municipal attorney and the board if you are not sure.

Resources

NYS State Laws

Preparing Specifications: How to Get What You Want (pdf)
CLRP Tech Tip

Cover to the CLRP Powers and Duties workshop manual

Chapter 14: Competitive Bidding - “Wicks Law”
Powers & Duties of Local Highway Officials (pdf)
CLRP workshop manual

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