In addition to the issuance of invitation for bids to vendors on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education e-procurement website, all competitive bid purchases in excess of $20,600 must be advertised publicly.

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

  • Pennsylvania Bulletin
  • Department of General Services website
  • Local newspapers
  • Minority publications
  • Internet (Procureware)

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