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Adjustment to Public Bidding Threshold
TO: All Affected Agencies
FROM: Elizabeth Maher Muoio, State Treasurer
DATE: July 1, 2019
SUBJECT: Adjustment to Public Bidding Thresholds – 2 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, 2019, and are as follows:

Prior Threshold Amount Current Threshold Amount

N.J.S.A. 26:2I-5(j)

New Jersey Health-Care Facilities Financing Authority $19,100 $19,700

N.J.S.A. 18A:64-54

State Colleges $33,300 $34,400


New Jersey Economic Development Authority1 $37,200 $38,400
N.J.S.A. 18A:64A-25.3 County Colleges $35,300 $36,400
N.J.S.A 18A:39-3 School Districts, Boards of Education Transporting Pupils $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A 27:2-1 State, County, Municipal-Contracts for work on public Thoroughfares (paving) $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A. 27:16-16 County Road Improvements $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A. 40:68-48 Local Government – Beach Erosion Control Districts Waterfront Improvements $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A. 58:5-20 North & South Jersey Water Supply Districts – Local Water Supply Commissions Contracts Related to Water Supply $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A. 58:14-22 Passaic Valley Sewerage District $19,000 $19,600
N.J.S.A. 18A:64E-18 New Jersey Institute of Technology $27,300 $28,200

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

1The New Jersey Commerce Commission has merged with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 07/09/19

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