Oversees the County's various purchasing methods including the use of state contract vendors, obtaining price quotes, formal public bid process or, if a professional service is required, requests for proposals.
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Atlantic City
New Jersey
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Department of Administrative Services

Division of Budget and Purchasing

Atlantic County Cooperative

Atlantic County Government is the lead agency for the Atlantic County Cooperative. The cooperative is a group of governmental agencies, school districts and authorities within Atlantic County who joined together as a group to purchase certain goods and services. Presently there are 18 municipalities, 24 school districts and 3 authorities enrolled as members of the cooperative. Purchasing through the cooperative is strictly on a voluntary basis and not all members participate in all purchases. However all members are encouraged to participate as often as possible to take advantage of large purchases through the collective effort of the cooperative.

When the bids are advertised for goods or services that will be offered to the cooperative, a breakdown of the participating members and the approximate quantities for each will always be in the bid document. Because of this the bidder will have a very good idea as to the size of the bid and who the participating members will be including addresses and locations. As the lead agency, Atlantic County encourages its bidders to take advantage of the buying power of its cooperative.

Present Cooperative Members:


City of Absecon, City of Atlantic City, City of Brigantine, Township of Buena Vista, Township of Egg Harbor, City of Egg Harbor, Estell Manor, Township of Galloway, Township of Hamilton, City of Linwood, Borough of Longport, City of Margate, Township of Mullica, City of Northfield, City of Pleasantville, City of Port Republic, City of Somers Point, Township of Weymouth,

School Districts:

Atlantic County Vocational-Technical School, Special Services School District, Atlantic Community College, Galloway Twp Board of Education, Mainland Regional High School District Pleasantville Board of Education, Weymouth Twp Board of Education, Margate City Board of Education, Somers Point Board of Education, Folsom Elementary School, Port Republic Board of Education, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Estell Manor Board of Education, Egg Harbor City Public Schools, Hamilton Twp. Public Schools, Mullica Twp Board of Education, Buena Regional School District, Absecon Board of Education, Ventnor City Public Schools, Egg Harbor Twp Board of Education, Brigantine Board of Eduction, Northfield Board of Education, Hammonton Board of Education, Linwood Board of Education and Atlantic City Board of Education


Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Atlantic City Convention Center and Visitors Authority and Atlantic City Housing Authority

Items presently bid cooperatively:

  • Natural Gas
  • Milk and Dairy Products
  • Bread and Bakery Products
  • Fuel and Heating Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Yellow Sand
  • Rock Salt
  • Miscellaneous Janitorial and Photographic Supplies
  • Miscellaneous Lumber Supplies
  • Auction
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