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Section: Effect of enactment of Revised Statutes upon existing offices, etc., and the incumbents thereof

Statute: 40A:11-12

12. a. Any contracting unit under this act may without advertising for bids, or having rejected all bids obtained pursuant to advertising therefor, purchase any goods or services under any contract or contracts for such goods or services entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury. b. A contracting unit may also use, without advertising for bids, or having rejected all bids obtained pursuant to advertising, the Federal Supply Schedules of the General Services Administration or schedules from other federal procurement programs promulgated by the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1996, c.16 (C.52:34-6.1), subject to the following conditions: (1) the price of the goods or services being procured is no greater than the price offered to federal agencies; (2) (Deleted by amendment, P.L.2006, c.10); (3) the contracting unit receives the benefit of federally mandated price reductions during the term of the contract; (4) the price of the goods or services being procured is no greater than the price of the same or equivalent goods or services under the State contract, unless the contracting unit determines that because of factors other than price, selection of a vendor from the Federal Supply Schedules or schedules from other federal procurement programs would be more advantageous to the contracting unit; (5) a copy of the purchase order relating to any such contract, the requisition or request for purchase order, if applicable, and documentation identifying the price of the goods or services under the Federal Supply Schedules or schedules from other federal procurement programs shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury within five working days of the award of any such contract by the contracting unit. c. Whenever a purchase is made, the contracting unit shall place its order with the vendor offering the lowest price, including delivery charges, that best meets the requirements of the contracting unit. Prior to placing such an order, the contracting unit shall document with specificity that the goods or services selected best meet the requirements of the contracting unit. L.1971,c.198,s.12; amended 1996, c.16, s.3; 1999, c.440, s.18; 2006, c.10,s.4.

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