Bid Advertising

  • In addition to the issuance of invitation for bids to vendors on the IUP approved vendors list, all procurements in excess of $19,400 must be advertised publicly.

    Depending on the type of commodity or service being requested, time restraints, and availability of funds, IUP will advertise in one or more of the following:

    • Pennsylvania Bulletin
    • Department of General Services website
    • Local newspapers
    • Minority publications
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Purchasing website
    • Internet

    Contracting officers will consider the principles of responsiveness, accountability, fairness, and openness in determining the extent of public notice given for each procurement.