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Understanding New Jersey Public Contracts and Procurement Laws

Gain an understanding of the complex and varying purchasing laws of the State of New Jersey.

This topic will be of benefit to private parties seeking contracts with governmental agencies and to governmental agencies involved in negotiating contracts and soliciting bids from the public. It will review the complex and varying purchasing laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to State and local government. This is essential information for parties involved in the procurement and preparation of contracts between private parties and State and local governmental agencies. Information will enable bidders to understand the different laws governing municipalities and counties, county colleges, State colleges, and particular State agencies. The content will describe the manner in which contracts may be made with governmental agencies. We will review when bidding is required and how to solicit proposals. Learn about common mistakes in preparing bid specifications as well as common bases for bidder disqualification. The topic will review the standards for an award of a contract to bidders, various qualifications that bidders must satisfy in order to be eligible to bid and to enter into a contract with a governmental agency. There will be a brief review of other relevant laws, such as New Jersey Pay-to-Play laws applicable to State and local government contracts. In addition, the topic will provide insights into specific issues related to construction, professional services, and solar contracts, that government entities may want to address before soliciting bids or proposals.

Runtime: 95 minutes
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Agenda

Applicable Laws

  • Local Public Contracts Laws, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
  • Public School Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq.
  • County College Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:64A-25.1 et seq.
  • State Bidding Laws
  • State College Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:64-52 et seq.
  • Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12 -1 et seq.

Statutory Contractual Provisions

  • Common Elements to the Bidding Laws - Each Bid Law Has Its Own Particular Characteristics. However, There Are Certain Common Elements

Contracts Required to Be Bid and Contracts That May Be Awarded Without Bidding

  • Bid Thresholds
  • Common Exceptions to Formal Bidding

Standard for Award of Contracts That Are Bid

  • Usually Lowest Responsible Bidder on Local Governmental Level but May Use a Competitive Process That Considers Other Factors
  • Bidder Must Comply With Bid Specifications
  • Potential Bidders' Questions Prior to Bid Date
  • Bidder Must Submit Required Documents Which the Specifications Will Direct
  • For Construction Contracts Other Forms Are Required

Common Mistakes

  • Bidder Disqualification
  • "Pay-To-Play" Laws

Competitive Contracting

  • Process
  • Evaluation
  • Award

Examples of Type of Contracts

  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Solar

Bid Protest

  • Time to File Challenge
  • How to Challenge

Contractual Limits

Damages From the Public Entity Are Not Recoverable

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Gordon Golum

Gordon Golum

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

  • Shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. in the firm’s Real Estate, Governmental Affairs and Administrative Law Practice Groups
  • Practice includes representation of private parties and governmental entities, such as county colleges, school districts, and county and state agencies, in connection with contracts, bid specifications, bid protests, hearings and related litigation
  • Advises clients in all aspects of bidding, from determining whether bidding is required to the standards for which a bid is awarded
  • Represents parties in State bid protests before the Division of Purchase and Property, New Jersey Department of Treasury
  • Served as Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey and Section Chief in the Attorney General’s Office representing the New Jersey Department of Education and other State agencies
  • Written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, Rutgers School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Rutgers University
  • Can be contacted at 732-855-6056 or [email protected]
T. David Wand

T. David Wand

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

  • Attorney in the Woodbridge office of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
  • Concentrates practice on renewable energy, energy efficiency, public utility and environmental law
  • Experience working with local utility authorities regarding issues affecting public bidding for construction contracts and advising public schools on competitive contracting requirements
  • Past Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Division of Law, where he advised and litigated on behalf of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in both state and federal matters
  • Wrote an article entitled “Public Policy Directives Continue to Shine on Solar Development,” published in Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Newsletter concerning the continued policy incentives for solar development
  • J.D. degree, Pace University School of Law; B.A. degree, Albright College
  • Can be contacted at 732-855-6093 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 400162
Published 2017
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