Public Contract Code (PCC) Section 20111(a) requires school and community college district governing boards to competitively bid and award any contracts involving an expenditure of more than $50,000, adjusted for inflation, to the lowest responsible bidder. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) is required to annually adjust the $50,000 amount specified in PCC Section 20111(a). As of January 1, 2022, this amount was increased to $99,100.00. School and community college district governing boards are required to competitively bid and award any of the following contracts involving an expenditure of more than $99,100:
- Purchase of equipment, materials, or supplies to be furnished, sold, or leased to the school district,
- Non-specialized services that are not construction services.
- Repairs, including maintenance, as defined in Public Contract Code Section 20115, that are not public projects as defined in Public Contract Code Section 22002(c).
Alameda Unified School District has adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA). CUPCCAA bid thresholds for construction services contracts for agencies, including school and community college districts, are unchanged from 2021 and remain as follows:
- Public projects of $60,000 or less may be performed by the employees of a public agency by force account, by negotiated contract, or by purchase order without bidding;
- Public projects of $200,000 or less may be awarded by informal bidding procedures; and
- Public projects of more than $200,000 must be awarded by formal bidding procedures
The following employees are authorized as District agents per the Board of Education:
2. Assistant Superintendent of Business Services
3. Assistant Superintendent of Education Services
4. Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
5. Purchasing Manager