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 State Treasurer Ford M. Scudder has rescinded the portion of a prior 2006 directive requiring counties and municipalities, along with county and municipal agencies covered under the provisions of N.J.S.A.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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