Local Business Purchasing Initiative

To increase opportunities for small businesses, the City of Philadelphia has  streamlined the application process for small contracts. Starting later this summer, the threshold requiring formal bids for City contracts will rise from $34,000 to $75,000—and to $100,000 for local businesses. However, Philadelphia businesses must be registered as a Local Business Entity (LBE) to take advantage of the local business threshold. Business owners can learn more and register here.