§ 4300.145. Bidding and procurement.
(a) The county/joinder shall obtain supplies and services at the lowest practicable cost and use a system of competitive bidding or written estimates as required by the applicable County Code (16 P.S. § § 1802, 5001 and 7377).
(b) Fixed assets for which the county/joinder will hold the title shall be obtained at the lowest practicable cost using a system of competitive bidding or written estimates as required by the applicable county code.
(c) Fixed assets for which the contracted agency will hold the title shall be obtained at the lowest practicable cost. Provisions for accomplishing this objective, such as competitive bidding, written estimates, sole source purchases and required justifications, shall be included in the contract under § 4300.139(a)(10) (relating to contracting requirements).
(d) Purchases made by the county through the Commonwealth shall be acceptable. The purchase of items through this mechanism is encouraged by the Department.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 4300.66 (relating to equipment and furnishings); 55 Pa. Code § 4300.67 (relating to motor vehicles); 55 Pa. Code § 4300.103 (relating to equipment and furnishings); and 55 Pa. Code § 4300.104 (relating to motor vehicles).
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