What is the minimum dollar threshold for the required bid process to go into effect?

The minimum threshold for the competitive bidding process is $5,000, per County law (RSA 28:8, RSA 28:8-b and RSA 28:8-f). This threshold applies for purchases of all kinds, contracts and leases.  If the first year payment total under a contract or lease is less than $5,000 but the grand total of the stream of payments under the same contract or lease is $5,000 or greater, then the bid process does apply.  For more details on the bid process, please see RFP Policy and Procedures.