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Bid and Quote Thresholds for Iowa Cities and Counties

Background

Iowa Code Section 314.1B establishes horizontal and vertical bid threshold subcommittees that meet at least every other year to adjust the bid and quote thresholds for city and county projects. These thresholds become effective on Jan. 1 of the year following the year in which the adjustment is made.

Bid and Quote Threshold History


Year Effective

Threshold

Horizontal Infrastructure

Vertical Infrastructure

Cities

Counties

Cities or other governmental entities

Counties

< 50,000 pop.

> 50,000 pop.

< 50,000 pop.

> 50,000 pop.
2014

Competitive bid

$49,000

$70,000

$91,000

$130,000

$130,000

$130,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$50,000

$72,000

$94,000

2013

Competitive bid

$49,000

$70,000

$91,000

$130,000

$130,000

$130,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$50,000

$72,000

$94,000

2012

Competitive bid

$47,000

$67,000

$87,000

$125,000

$125,000

$125,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$48,000

$69,000

$91,000

2011

Competitive bid

$47,000

$67,000

$87,000

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$46,000

$67,000

$88,000

2010

Competitive bid

$48,000

$69,000

$90,000

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$45,000

$65,000

$85,000

2009

Competitive bid

$45,000

$65,000

$85,000

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$45,000

$65,000

$85,000

2007

Competitive bid

$40,000

$57,000

$75,000

$100,000

$100,000

$100,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

$40,000

$57,000

$75,000

2005

Competitive bid

$36,000

$51,000

$67,000

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2003

Competitive bid

$35,000

$50,000

$65,000

$25,000

$25,000

$50,000

Competitive quote

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


Notes:
  • The thresholds shown above apply to construction, reconstruction, or improvement projects. Repair or maintenance projects are not subject to these thresholds.
  • Competitive quote procedures are not required for horizontal infrastructure.
  • Competitive quote procedures for vertical infrastructure were not implemented until Jan 1, 2007.

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