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Procurement News

11/29/2019   E-Procurement Provisional Guidance
04/03/2018   New Regulations on Electronic Funds Transfers & Claimant Certification
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

E-Procurement Provisional Guidance - 11/29/2019

Local Finance Notice 2019-15 (https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/19/2019-15.pdf) offers provisional guidance on use of electronic procurement pending adoption of regulations implementing the Local Government Electronic Procurement Act (P.L. 2018, c.156). 

Pending Division adoption of e-procurement regulations, and subject to the provisional guidance in LFN 2019-15, contracting units subject to the Local Public Contracts Law or Public School Contracts Law may continue to utilize electronic procurement platforms for the purchase of electricity and natural gas, the online sale of SRECs, and the sale of personal property through an online auction.  Contracting units are no longer authorized to solicit and accept bids through online procurement platforms for any other commodities, goods, or services, regardless of whether an online procurement platform had been approved under the prior E-Procurement Pilot Program. 

Please review the Notice for further details.

 

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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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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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