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ANNOUNCING AN EXPEDITED APPLICATION AND CONTRACTING PROCESS FOR CERTAIN
CONTRACTS UNDER $100,000
The City’s formal purchasing threshold is increasing from $34,000 to $75,000 (now $84,000 as of July 1, 2022)
or, for certified Local Business Entities (LBEs), to $100,000 (now $111,999.99 as of July 1, 2022).
Read more about the Local Business Purchasing Initiative here:
To register for upcoming opportunities that will only be available to LBEs, please click here today:
|Also as part of the Local Business Purchasing Initiative, the City has launched the Contracts Hub website.
Contracts Hub aggregates listings from both eContractPhilly and the Procurement Department’s
PHLContracts website into one easily searchable list of opportunities and also contains links to important
information for vendors on how to do business with the City. Visit the Contracts Hub here:
ATTENTION APPLICANTS TO PENSION BOARD AND SINKING FUND COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
|The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted
Act 44 of 2009, also referred to as House Bill (HB) 1828, to address,
other topics, campaign contributions to municipal officials or
municipal office and contracts with municipal pension systems. Some of
requirements are broader than the City’s Philadelphia Code Chapter
it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with them. The new
requirements can be found in Chapter 7-A of Act 44
here. The City will provide further updates as
|CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS REMINDER FOR THIS ELECTION YEAR
|Please be reminded that individuals and businesses whose principals,
executives, directors, and partners contribute more than $3,100 (if an individual) or more than $12,600
(if a business) to an incumbent or winning candidate for City office are ineligible under City law for
most non-competitively bid City contracts, subcontracts, or financial assistance. The law attributes political contributions
solicited by a person or by an officer, director, controlling shareholder or partner of a business or affiliate to be a
contribution of that person or business. For more details, please see the information provided in the Disclosure/Eligibility
section above. Please note that these eligibility limits were increased effective January 1, 2020.
|LIVING WAGE MINIMUM WAGE STANDARD NOTICE OF RATE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022
|Please be advised: Effective July 1, 2022, the Minimum Wage Standard under
Chapter 17-1300 of the Philadelphia Code is: $15.00 an hour. This rate is applicable
to: 1. New contracts that are effective on or after July 1, 2022; 2. Amendments and renewals of
present contracts, if the amendment or renewal is effective on or after July 1, 2022; 3.
Contracts of longer than one year, which were entered into on or after
July 1, 2020, and which have not been renewed or amended since that time. The City encourages vendors who are paying their employees more than $15.00 an
hour to continue to do so.