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Procurement News

04/03/2018   New Regulations on Electronic Funds Transfers & Claimant Certification
01/22/2018   New Law Impacting LPCL Construction Contracts
03/20/2017   March Winter Weather Event - State of Emergency
12/14/2016   Update on Recent Procurement-Related Laws
12/14/2016   Pay-to-Play: Updated Treasurer Directive on Emergency Procurement

New Regulations on Electronic Funds Transfers & Claimant Certification - 04/03/2018

Local Finance Notice 2018-13 discusses recently adopted Local Finance Board regulations permitting local units, county colleges, and school district boards of education/boards of trustees to pay claims electronically.  The new regulations also create flexibility for local units (other than school district boards of education/boards of trustees) on whether to require vendor/claimant certification prior to paying claims.

 

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New Law Impacting LPCL Construction Contracts - 01/22/2018

P.L. 2017, c. 317 incorporates several "changed conditions" provisions into construction contracts subject to the Local Public Contracts Law (LPCL) for which bids were advertised on or after January 16, 2018. These provisions address contracting unit and contractor obligations when "differing site conditions", "suspension of work", "material change in character of work", and "change in quantity of work" as defined in the law arise.  Further, these provisions are a part of the construction contract regardless of whether the terms are expressly stated in the contract.  Please review the new law with your legal counsel and engineer.

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March Winter Weather Event - State of Emergency - 03/20/2017

On Monday evening the Governor declared a state of emergency for the winter weather event on Tuesday March 14, 2017.  Refer to Local Finance Notice 2016-02 for Financing, Procurement and Property Tax Matters. For questions, please email dlgs@dca.nj.gov or call 609-292-4806.

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Update on Recent Procurement-Related Laws - 12/14/2016

The Division of Local Government Services has issued Local Finance Notice 2016-19, which discusses recently enacted laws impacting several aspects of local government and/or school procurement.  Topics include bidder ownership disclosure, competitive contracting, contracts for asphalt work, claimant certification for utility bills, federal military equipment surplus (1033 program) and cooperative purchasing.  Please also note that the Division has updated its model ownership disclosure form.  

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Pay-to-Play: Updated Treasurer Directive on Emergency Procurement - 12/14/2016

Emergency Procurement Reports no longer need to be filed with the Division of Local Government Services.  State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder has rescinded the portion of a prior 2006 directive requiring counties and municipalities, along with county and municipal agencies covered under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 and 20.5, to file an “Emergency Procurement Report” with the Division when public exigency requires the procurement of goods or services on an emergency basis.  The Emergency Procurement Report was originally implemented to monitor local government emergency procurement during the period when pay-to-play laws were first being implemented.  You can access Treasurer Scudder’s November 4, 2016 Directive online.

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