Purchasing Thresholds

Purchases are subject to the following requirements established by Tampa Bay Water's board of directors. The Purchasing Department may competitively bid any request, regardless of dollar amount, when it best serves the Agency.

Procurement Method Requirements Procurement Thresholds
User purchase No requirement (three quotes suggested) Less Than $5,000
Small Purchase Two or more verbal quotations $5,001 to $19,999
Formal Quotation Request for Quote – three to five written quotes $20,000 to $34,999
Formal Solicitation Invitation to bid/request for proposals $35,000 or more