When needed, the Borough Administrator, as purchasing agent, will advertise for bids for the provision of goods and services needed by the Borough, or, in some cases, issue "Requests for Proposals" (RFPs). The Borough is governed by New Jersey's Local Public Contracts Law and other state legislation in its contracting practices.
The Borough is governed by the state's "pay to play" law for contracts awarded in excess of $17,500. If a contract is not awarded by a "fair and open" process, as defined in the law, or the contractor cannot have made a contribution of more than $300 to a political party or candidate committee of a member of the governing body in the year prior the award of the contract and/or during the life of the contract. For more information, refer to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs website.
All contracts in excess of $14,187 for "construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, or repair work, or maintenance work, including painting and decorating" are subject to New Jersey state law requiring Contractor Registration and payment of Prevailing Wage Rates.
State law provides that a copy of the Business Registration Certificate issued by the New Jersey Department of Treasury shall be provided at the time any bid or Request for Proposal is submitted; failure to do so is a fatal defect that cannot be cured. Contractors are responsible for notifying subcontractors. Information on how a business can obtain a certificate or to register on line can be located on the internet at Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue or by phone (609) 292-1730.