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Adjustment to Public Bidding Threshold


TO: All Affected Agencies
FROM: Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff
State Treasurer
DATE: July 1, 2015
SUBJECT: Adjustment To Public Bidding Thresholds – 5 Year Schedule

Pursuant to the provisions of the Public Law cited herein, and after consulting with the Governor, I am exercising my authority to adjust the bid thresholds for awarding contracts as noted below. Accordingly, all covered purchases and contracts, which exceed these established thresholds, must be achieved through open competitive bidding.

These adjustments shall take effect July 1, 2015 and are as follows:

N.J.S.A 18:18A-3 Public School Districts



N.J.S.A. 18:18A-3 Public School Districts With Qualified Purchasing Agent $36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A. 40A:11-3 Local Public Contracts Law (including County Bridge Commissions and Joint Sewer Plants)



N.J.S.A. 40A:11-3

Local Public Contracts Law (including County Bridge Commissions and Joint Sewer Plants)
With a Qualified Purchasing Agent



N.J.S.A. 52:34-14 State House Commission $36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A. 58:1B-22 N.J. Water Supply Authority (DEP) Contracts Necessary to Water Supply Management

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.5:10-21.1 Sports and Exposition Authority

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.27:23-6.1 New Jersey Turnpike Authority

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A. 13:17-6.1 Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.18A:71A-10 Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.27:25A-8 South Jersey Transportation Authority
$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.52:25-23 N.J.S.A.52:34-7 Division of Purchase and Property

$36,000 $40,000
N.J.S.A.52:34-7 Division of Building and Construction

$59,000 $65,000

Any questions or comments regarding this memo should be directed to the Director’s Office, Department of the Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property at (609) 292-4886 or to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, Purchasing & Procurement Unit at (609) 292-6110.

1 Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-3(a), “the governing body of any contracting unit may adopt an ordinance or resolution to set a lower threshold for the receipt of public bids or the solicitation of competitive quotes.”

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