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Proposed NJ Legislation Requires Disclosure of Bidder List

New Jersey lawmakers have approved legislation that would require municipalities to release a bid list prior to the bid date. The bill currently awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s signature. Assembly Bill No. 947 would specifically require local contracting units to release, upon request, the names of all parties who have received

Minimum Bid Threshold Increased on July 1

NJ Minimum Bid Threshold Increased on July 1

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

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

Assembly Advances Municipal Funding Restitution Bill

Gov. Christie Signs Bill Extending Arbitration Interest Cap

On June 24, 2014, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that extends the cap on how much compensation arbitrators can award police and firefighters who have reached a contract negotiation impasse with their local municipalities. The law (A-3424) took effect immediately and is retroactive to April 2, 2014. Under existing

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 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