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Open Procure lists public agencies and their respective procurement thresholds. This guide identifies the dollar amount under which a government agency can purchase a product or a service without having to solicit competitive bids.

Filters:
Agency State Agency Type Discretionary Threshold Formal Threshold Population
County of Sacramento CA County $5,000 $100,000 1,418,788
Salt Lake City UT City $2,500 $40,000 191,180
City of Alameda CA City $5,000 76,419
City of Palo Alto CA City $25,000 66,642
City of Baltimore MD City $25,000 622,104
City of Atlanta GA City $20,000 440,000
City of Austin TX City $5,000 840,000
City of Boston MA City $5,000 $25,000 645,966
Charlotte County FL County $5,000 $50,000 164,736
City of Chattanooga TN City $24,999 173,366
City of Chicago IL City $10,000 2,722,389
City of Denver CO City $25,000 649,495
City of Detroit MI City $25,000 700,000
City of Honolulu HI City $5,000 374,658
City of Jacksonville FL City $2,500 $65,000 842,583
City of Kalamazoo MI City $25,000 75,548
City of Kansas City KS City $20,000 467,007
City of Las Vegas NV City $50,000 600,000
City of Lexington KY City $25,000 300,000
City of Long Beach CA City $100,000 $200,000 469,428
City of Louisville KY City $10,000 253,128
City of Macon GA City $10,000 153,961
City of Mesa AZ City $25,000 450,000
City of New Orleans LA City $15,000 370,000
City of New York NY City $100,000 8,340,000
City of Madison WI City $5,000 $25,000 243,343
City of Philadelphia PA City $32,000 $32,000 1,560,297
City of San Antonio TX City $50,000 1,380,000
City of San Francisco CA City $10,000 830,000
County of San Mateo CA County $100,000 740,000
City of Santa Cruz CA City $100,000 60,000
City of Savannah GA City $1,000 $25,000 142,700
City of Seattle WA City $47,000 630,000
City of South Bend IN City $75,000 100,000
State of Georgia GA State $9,999 $25,000 10,100,000
State of Rhode Island RI State $500,000 1,050,000
City of Alexandria VA City $50,000 4,031,000
City of Colorado Springs CO City $100,000 432,000
City of Danbury CT City $5,000 83,000
City of Des Moines IA City $25,000 207,000
City of Fort Worth TX City $50,000 778,000
City of Houston TX City $50,000 2,161,000
City of New Haven CT City $10,000 131,000
State of North Carolina NC State $25,000 $500,000 9,994,000
City of Oklahoma City OK City $25,000 600,000
City of Pittsburgh PA City $30,000 306,000
City of San Diego CA City $25,000 1,381,069
City of Stamford CT City $25,000 125,000
City of Temecula CA City $30,000 106,780
City of Tulsa OK City $25,000 394,000
City of Virginia Beach VA City $50,000 148,892
City of El Paso TX City $49,999 672,538
Cleveland Metroparks OH Park District $50,000 390,113
SACOG CA Council of Governments $50,000 2,363,791
City of Plano TX City $50,000 274,409
State of Minnesota MN State $5,000 $25,000 5,457,173
Texas Department of Transportation TX DOT $5,000 $25,000 26,956,958
City of San Leandro CA City $5,000 $25,000 87,965
Marion County OR County $20,000 323,614
County of Solano CA County $10,000 424,788
City of Sacramento CA City $5,000 $25,000 479,686
State of Colorado CO State $5,000 $25,000 5,355,866
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department MI Public Utilities $5,000 $25,000 3,900,000
State of California CA State $5,000 $25,000 38,802,500
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) CA Public Utilities $8,200 $82,000 2,363,791
Michigan Department of Transportation MI State $3,000 $100,000 9,909,877
City of Fort Wayne IN City $5,000 $25,000 256,496
City of Cleveland OH City $1,000 $50,000 400,000
City of St. Louis MO City $500 $5,000 331,287
St. Louis County MO County $5,000 $25,000 1,000,100
Washington Department of Transportation WA State $5,000 $50,000 7,062,100
City of Portland OR City $5,000 $150,000 609,456
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Terminology

Every agency has different rules for purchasing. Here are some guidelines for the 2 thresholds we track on Open Procure. These rules are necessarily vague. Select the thresholds that fit best when adding a new agency.

Discretionary threshold is what a department can purchase on its own. This typically means the department leader has the authority to select a vendor and approve the purchase.

Formal threshold is what an agency can purchase before requiring a public bid. Purchases below this limit typically involve the purchasing department and require several quotes or a single source document, but don't require a request for proposal (RFP) to be posted publicly by the purchasing agency.

Department can mean group, division, city depending on the agency.