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Adjustment to Public Bidding Threshold

INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM

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:


Jurisdiction
Current
Threshold
Amount
New
Threshold
Amount
N.J.S.A 18A:18A-3 Public School Districts

Public School Districts With Qualified Purchasing Agent

$26,000

$36,000
$29,000

$40,000
N.J.S.A. 40A:11-3 Local Public Contracts Law (including County Bridge Commissions and Joint Sewer Plants)

$17,500

$17,500
(or lower amount consistent with governing body resolutions)1

N.J.S.A. 40A:11-3 Local Public Contracts Law (including County Bridge Commissions and Joint Sewer Plants)

$36,000

$29,000
(for contracting units with a QPA AND a governing body resolution to set the threshold consistent with Governor’s adjustment)2

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

1 While prior memos have indicated otherwise, the DLGS and Treasury concur that this is the appropriate threshold for local government entities without a QPA.

2 While prior memos have not included reference to the governing body resolution, the DLGS and Treasury concur that this memo contains the appropriate description.

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


Last Updated: Wednesday, 07/08/15

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