Throughout the year, Atlantic County government procures items and services ranging from office supplies and dump trucks to engineering services.
In order to obtain these products and services, Atlantic County uses 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.
State law requires that all contracts in excess of $17,500 be obtained through an open and fair process. This can include formal bids or proposal process.
Atlantic County government is committed to procuring necessary goods and services through a competitive process in which a large number of qualified vendors can participate. In its purchasing procedures, Atlantic County conforms to all state laws, (NJSA 40A:11 - et seq), which govern purchasing for local governments in New Jersey.
Bid requests are always published in The Press of Atlantic City and in some instances may be published elsewhere as well. Atlantic County is exempt from the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax and in most cases products and services that are purchased to fulfill a contract with the county are also tax exempt. Specific information regarding tax-exempt regulations can be obtained from the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
For more information on becoming a state contract vendor write to the:
New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Office, CN 230, Trenton, NJ 08625 or visit their website: NJ Purchase Bureau