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Phone: 609.530.6355
Fax: 609.530-6586

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Initial Project Workforce Report - Construction, Form AA-201 (pdf 922k)
(For State and Partially State Funded Construction Contracts) - NEW
Work Type Changes
New work type approved
Public Law 2005, Chapter 51
(Formerly Executive Order 134)
Pay-to-Play Restrictions
Business Registrations
Revision to contractor classification and consultant prequalifications
New bidding and contracting requirements
Your contact information is needed

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Work Type Changes

Recent Work Type Changes approved by Prequalification Committee (additions are shown in yellow highlighted text and deletions is shown strike out script) are available in Contractor's Financial and Equipment Statement Form DC-74A (pdf 170k) or (doc 1.1m) (rev. 02/06).

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New Work Type Approved

The prequalification committee has approved a new work type. This work type is Environmental Dredging (40).

40-Environmental Dredging-This work shall consist of removal of contaminated sediment from a body of water using precision equipment and material handling technique with minimal resuspension. The equipment may include mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hybrid dredges and methods with sufficient operational control to meet requirements.

This new work type has been added in anticipation of the contract to be bid early this year. The Lower Passaic River Remediation and Restoration Feasibility Study, implemented by NJDOT, USEPA and USACE, is conducting an Environmental Dredging and Treatability Pilot anticipated summer/fall 2005. Approximately 5,000 cy of material from a 1-acre area (3-ft depth) will be removed and transported to several permitted management facilities within the NY/NJ Harbor. The primary objectives of the dredging demonstration project are to collect data on resuspension production, release, and, export rates in order to perform a mass balance. In addition, equipment performance, dredging production rates, turbidity levels, and engineering controls will be evaluated.

We hope that you consider responding to the request for proposals and bid package to be advertised by NJDOT. In order to submit a bid proposal and be considered to implement this highly visible demonstration project, your company must be pre-qualified with NJDOT for the category of Environmental Dredging, (40). International dredging firms are encouraged to participate; however, the firm must partner with a US company to meet Jones Act requirements.

Please view our prequalification requirements and submit Form DC-74A - Contractor's Financial and Equipment Statement Experience Questionnaire and Past Performance Record for consideration. Please go to www.ourpassaic.org for information about the project. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact:

Lisa A. Baron
OMR/NJDOT Project Manager
Passaic River Restoration Project
Phone: 609-530-4779
Fax: 609-530-4860

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Public Law 2005, Chapter 51 - (Formerly Executive Order 134)
Executive Order 134 was superseded by Public Law 2005, c. 51, signed into law on March 22, 2005. The Executive Order, and the subsequent legislation, contain additional restrictions and reporting requirements that will necessitate a through review of the provisions.

On September 22, 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey signed Executive Order No. 134, which, among other things, imposes new restrictions on State departments, agencies and authorities to insulate the negotiation and award of State contracts from political contributions that pose the risk of improper influence, purchase of access or the appearance thereof. It is essential that the public have confidence that the selection of State contractors is based on merit and not on the political contributions made by such contractors. To that end, Executive Order No. 134 prohibits State departments, agencies and authorities from entering into a contract that exceeds $17,500 with an individual or entity that has made a political contribution to a candidate committee and/ or election fund of any candidate or holder of the public office of Governor, or to any State or County political party committee. Executive Order 134 further requires the disclosure of all contributions to any political organization organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code that also meets the definition of a "continuing political committee" within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-3 (n) and N.J.A.C. 19:25-1.7.

Effective October 26, 2005, Pursuant to Public Law 2005, c. 51 (formerly Executive Order No. 134), all New Jersey and out of State consultants must provide a completed, signed Public Law 2005, c. 51 (formerly Executive Order No. 134) Certification. The certification must be submitted by the firm with its technical proposal, for 100% State Funded solicitations ONLY, at the time of proposal closing. Failure by a firm to submit a certification with its proposal for any 100% State Funded project will result in the proposal NOT being evaluated further by the Department. This applies to prime consultants only. The firm selected by the Department to perform this work will be required to file a Disclosure of Political Contributions.

Public Law 2005, Chapter 51 also affects 100% State Funded projects for which the Department has selected a firm to provide the desired design or service but is without an executed agreement as of 10/15/04. Contributions made on or after 10/15/04 may jeopardize your firms' participation on 100% State Funded projects for which you were selected.

Information and forms pertaining to Public Law 2005, Chapter 51 may be obtained at the NJ Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

NEW "PAY-TO-PLAY" RESTRICTIONS TO TAKE EFFECT NOVEMBER 15, 2008

Governor Jon S. Corzine recently signed Executive Order No. 117, which is designed to enhance New Jersey's efforts to protect the integrity of government contractual decisions and increase the public's confidence in government. The Executive Order builds on the provisions of P.L. 2005, c. 51 ("Chapter 51"), which limits contributions to certain political candidates and committees by for-profit business entities that are, or seek to become, State government vendors.

Executive Order No. 117 extends the provisions of Chapter 51 in two ways:

  1. The definition of "business entity" is revised and expanded so that contributions by the following individuals also are considered contributions attributable to the business entity:
    • Officers of corporations and professional services corporations, with the term "officer" being defined in the same manner as in the regulations of the Election Law Enforcement Commission regarding vendor disclosure requirements (N.J.A.C. 19:25-26.1), with the exception of officers of non-profit entities;
    • Partners of general partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships and members of limited liability companies (LLCs), with the term "partner" being defined in the same manner as in the regulations of the Election Law Enforcement Commission regarding vendor disclosure requirements (N.J.A.C. 19:25-26.1); and
    • Spouses, civil union partners, and resident children of officers, partners, LLC members and persons owning or controlling 10% or more of a corporation's stock are included within the new definition, except for contributions by spouses, civil union partners, or resident children to a candidate for whom the contributor is eligible to vote or to a political party committee within whose jurisdiction the contributor resides.
  2. Reportable contributions (those over $300.00 in the aggregate) to legislative leadership committees, municipal political party committees, and candidate committees or election funds for Lieutenant Governor are disqualifying contributions in the same manner as reportable contributions to State and county political party committees and candidate committees or election funds for Governor have been disqualifying contributions under Chapter 51.
Executive Order No. 117 applies only to contributions made on or after November 15, 2008, and to contracts executed on or after November 15, 2008.

Updated forms and materials are currently being developed and will be made available on the website as soon as they are available. In the meantime, beginning November 15, 2008, prospective vendors will be required to submit, in addition to the currently required Chapter 51 and Chapter 271 forms, the attached Certification of Compliance with Executive Order No. 117.

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Business Registrations

Effective September 1, 2004, pursuant to P.L. 2004, c.57, all New Jersey and out of State contractors must obtain a Business Registration Certificate (BRC) from the Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue prior to conducting business with the Department. A copy of the BRC must be submitted by a bidder at the time of bid with its bid proposal for 100% State funded projects, including this project. A copy of the BRC need not be provided with the bid  for Federally aided projects, but shall continue be provided by the successful bidder prior to contract execution. Failure by a bidder to submit a copy of a valid BRC with its bid for this project which is 100% State funded will result in rejection of the bid as being materially non-responsive. Questions regarding how to obtain a BRC can be directed to the Division of Revenue at (609) 292-1730. The business registration form (Form NJ-REG) can be found online at The Department of Treasury - Business Registration or The Division of Revenue - Getting Registered.

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Revisions to the statutes governing contractor classification and consultant prequalification

Revisions to the statutes governing Contractor Classification and Consultant Prequalification were effectuated by PL 2003, c.117. This new law was enacted on July 1, 2003 and became effective immediately. The revisions are as follows:

Contractor Classification -- New fee
N.J.S.A. 27:7-35.3 has been amended mandating that a fee of $100.00 be remitted each time a contractor classification application (new or renewal) is submitted.

In accordance with the above statute, when a firm submits a new or renewal application for Contractor Classification (Form DC-74A) to the Department of Transportation, the firm must include a company check, cashier’s check, or money order in the amount of $100.00 payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey." No application will be processed until the company check, cashier’s check or money order is received.

Consultant Prequalification -- New fee
N.J.S.A. 52:34-9.3 has been amended mandating that a fee of $100.00 be remitted each time a professional firm submits a consultant prequalification application (new or renewal).

In accordance with the above statute, when a firm submits a new or renewal application for Consultant Prequalification (Form PS-07) to the Department of Transportation, the firm must include a company check, cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $100.00 payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey." No application will be processed until the company check, cashier’s check or money order is received.

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New bidding and contracting requirements
(Public Works Contractor Registration)

The “Public Works Contractor Registration Act” (PWCRA), N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., has been amended by PL 2003, c. 91, effective August 16, 2003. The statutory changes affect all contractors (including subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors) who bid on or enter into NJDOT contracts that are subject to the “New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act.”

To ensure compliance with the new law, all contractors intending to bid or perform on NJDOT contracts must be registered with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance. (Wage & Hour phone: 609-292-9464 or 609-292-0101). Contractors that are not currently registered are advised to register as soon as possible, so that their ability to bid on or perform work on NJDOT contracts is not affected.

Visit the the Department of Labor web site for registration information.

Contractors should take special note of the following requirements:

Bidding: Effective August 16, 2003, bidders must be registered with the Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Compliance, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., at the time of bid for 100% State Funded Projects and by the time of contract execution for Federally aided projects. Failure to have valid, current registration at the time required shall cause rejection of the bid. Bidders should include proof of valid, current registration in the bid envelope.

Subcontracting -subcontractors (including lower tier subcontractors) must be registered with the Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Compliance, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., prior to performing any work on NJDOT contracts. Contractors must attach to the “Request for Sublet Approval” (Form DC-18) proof of the subcontractor’s valid, current Dept. of Labor registration. The Department will not consent to the proposed subcontracting, and the subcontractor shall not perform any work under the Contract, unless the required proof of the subcontractor’s registration is first provided. Contractors should ensure full compliance with the PWCRA registration requirements by their subcontractors. 

Existing NJDOT Contracts - all contractors (including subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors) who are performing public work for NJDOT on August 16, 2003, if not currently registered with the Dept. of Labor, will be required to become registered with the Dept. of Labor by September 15, 2003. 

Proof of valid, current registration should be submitted to NJDOT, Bureau of Construction Services, Procurement Division, 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625.

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All prequalified design consultants

Please forward your current e-mail address
along with your firm's contact information to:

PSPD@dot.state.nj.us

All prequalified contractors

Please forward your current e-mail address
along with your firm's contact information to:

CSPD@dot.state.nj.us

We are continuously updating our vendor data bases.
 
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