**Competitive Bidding Threshold Changes**
Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010 amended section 103 of NYS General Municipal Law. The threshold for purchase contracts subject to competitive bidding is now $20,000. This amount was $10,000 previously. This was signed into law on June 22, 2010.
In addition, Chapter 56 also sets forth in the law specific wording regarding aggregate purchases and the prohibition of artificially dividing purchases for the purpose of satisfying threshold amounts. It also includes provisions associated with receiving bids in electronic format.
Chapter 494 of the Laws of 2009 also amended section 103 of NYS General Municipal Law. All contracts for public works involving an expenditure of more than $35,000 are subject to competitive bidding. This amount was $20,000 previously. Please contact our office at 518-474-6541 with any questions.