The Bar Chart displays all agencies by fiscal year and the total contract count. For example, drill down by selecting fiscal year 2019 to view all participating agencies by fiscal year.
The Pie Chart displays the number of all participating agencies’ total contract count and percentages for fiscal year 2019. For example, drill down by selecting a participating agency to view total contracts by fiscal year.
The Bar Chart displays the individual agency’s contracts by fiscal year and contract count.
Welcome to the new and improved Contracts e-Library.
Transparency has been one of my biggest priorities since the day I was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s state treasurer. Taxpayers in Pennsylvania should never have to wonder how or where their tax dollars are being spent. The Treasury Transparency Portal allows taxpayers to track their tax dollars in real-time.
Now, users can search for state contracts using the Treasury Transparency Portal. With an improved search feature, searching is now easier than ever before. Users can also see total contract count by agency and fiscal year.
The Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) requires agencies to upload contracts valued at $5,000 or more, dated on or after July 1, 2008 to the site unless the contract is otherwise privileged. While the RTKL entrusts Treasury Department with the responsibility to receive contract information and make it accessible to the public, the obligation to submit contracts and summaries in compliance with the law remains with the agencies.
If you think a Commonwealth agency has not properly uploaded contracts to our database, or if you have any questions or concerns about this database, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-252-4700.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer
I’m proud to say that the Pennsylvania Treasury Department has recently modernized our Contracts e-Library, ensuring that Commonwealth contracts are as easy to access as all other Commonwealth data available on our Transparency Portal. With the updated e-Library, users can search for individual contracts, total contract count by agency, total contract count by fiscal year, and much more. While the Treasury Department handles the responsibility of hosting the contracts online and administering the website, it is still the obligation of each agency to submit contract information to the Treasury Department.
The General Assembly’s 2008 overhaul of the Right-to-Know Law was an excellent step towards greater transparency in governance. Since then, Commonwealth contracts have been cataloged and hosted on Treasury’s website. Unfortunately, outdated software and limited search functionality have obscured the Commonwealth’s books from the public – in essence doing the statutory bare minimum as opposed to striving for full transparency. The new e-Library makes it so that all Pennsylvanians have an easy and accessible way to see how their tax dollars are being spent.
The Right-to-Know Law requires agencies to upload contracts valued at $5,000 or more, dated on or after July 1, 2008, to the site unless the contract is otherwise privileged. While the Right-to-Know Law entrusts the Treasury Department with the responsibility to host contract information online, the obligation to submit contracts and summaries in compliance with the law remains with the agencies.
Our e-Library represents a partnership between Commonwealth agencies. While it is a statutory obligation of each Commonwealth agency to submit this information autonomously, from this point forward Treasury will be sending biannual reminders to agencies to submit contract data so that it may be made accessible to the public. For ease of reference, this notice will be made available as part of the e-Library dashboard.
If you need any guidance in using the updated Contracts e-Library or assistance in uploading a contract, please get in touch with Treasury’s Bureau of Contracts. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-252-4700. As always, we look forward to working in tandem with all Commonwealth agencies to ensure that government delivers the best possible service to all Pennsylvanians. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns. Thank you again for your commitment to fully transparent governance.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer