Tag: New Jersey public bidding law

Bill Would Eliminate Five Percent Down Payment for Bond Ordinances

DLGS issues Guidance on Bid Threshold Increases

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2015-20, which addresses the new minimum bid thresholds that were changed on July 1, 2015. New Jersey municipalities are advised to review their procurement policies and implementing ordinances to determine if any changes are necessary. Unless certain exceptions apply,

NJ Court Rules Contractors Must Disclose Subsequent Bids If They Impact Aggregate Rating

NJ Court Rules Contractors Must Disclose Subsequent Bids If They Impact Aggregate Rating

In Dobco, Inc. v. Brockwell & Carrington Contractors, Inc., the New Jersey Superior Court recently considered whether a bidder who has been adjudicated the low bidder on a particular contract must disclose as much in subsequent bid submissions if the combination of such projects would cause it to exceed its

NJ Supreme Court Rules Agency Properly Awarded Contract to Lowest Bidder

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently ruled that the New Jersey Division of Property Management and Construction (Division) acted properly when it awarded a contract for the lease of office space to the lowest bidder. The state’s highest court also concluded that the Director of the Division correctly determined

Bill Would Eliminate Five Percent Down Payment for Bond Ordinances

New Jersey Public Bidding Laws Do Not Allow Unsuccessful Bidder to Seek Damages from Public Contract Recipient

While unsuccessful bidders may challenge a bid rejection, no cause of action exists for damages by an unsuccessful bidder against the bidder who was awarded the contract, according to a recent decision by the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. The Facts of the Case In Brockwell &

NJ Appeals Court Rules OPRA Requests Subject to OPRA

New Jersey Court Rules OPRA Fees Govern Costs of Bid Specifications

Last week, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey issued a key decision regarding the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA). In Bozzi v. City of Atlantic City, the panel ruled that public entities can only charge OPRA rates for bid specifications even if the specifications are

NJ Judge Sides With Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority in Public Bidding Dispute

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently ruled in favor of the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority in a public bidding dispute. In Waste Management of N.J. Inc. v. Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, the court held that the trial judge mistakenly overlooked his authority to impose

NJ Appeals Court Sides with Morris County in Condemnation Action

NJ Court Upholds Bridgton Board of Education’s Decision to Reject All Public Bids

In Surety Mechanical Services v. Bridgton Board of Education, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld the decision of the Bridgton Board of Education to reject all of the bids submitted to perform upgrades at one of its schools. The court concluded that the board was well