On January 31, 2019, the New Jersey State Senate approved legislation that amends the Local Public Contracts Law to require municipalities, counties and other local contracting units to release the names, upon request, of all parties who have received bid documents, if three or more parties have received such documents.
The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently published guidance regarding the process of incorporating bidder prequalification requirements into municipal public works and construction bid specifications. The DLGS notice specifically reminds local governments that its approval is required for any prequalification requirement to be enforceable. Bidding Requirements Under the Local
The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) in the Department of Community Affairs recently announced several bid threshold adjustments that will impact New Jersey municipality’s award of public contracts. Unless certain exceptions apply, all contracts for the procurement of goods or services by municipalities that in the aggregate exceed the
New Jersey lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would expand requirements that public agencies use goods made in the United States for public contracts. While the intent of the proposed law is certainly commendable, it would impose a number of new requirements on New Jersey municipalities. Assembly Bill No. 3059