Township of Knowlton, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-14-1978 as Sec. 2-4 of the Revised General Ordinances]

§ 50-1 Preamble.

[Amended by Ord. No. 90-18]
N.J.S.A. 40A:11-10 authorizes the governing bodies of two or more contracting units, as defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(1), within the same county or adjoining counties, to provide by joint agreement by ordinance for the purchase of work, materials and supplies for use by their respective units, and the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton finds that substantial savings may be effected by engaging in such a joint purchasing program, and the Townships of Knowlton, White, Belvidere, Allamuchy, Hope, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, Pahaquarry and Blairstown have already expressed an interest in providing for cooperative purchasing of certain materials and supplies.

§ 50-2 Authorization.

[Amended by Ord. No. 90-18]
A cooperative joint purchasing program is hereby authorized, until thereafter amended, pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-10 et seq., between the Township of Knowlton and other participating authorized contracting units.

§ 50-3 Items to be purchased.

Materials and items to be purchased shall include materials and supplies for maintenance, construction, repair, cleaning and snow removal of roads and associated drainage structures and other structures; materials and supplies for the maintenance, repair and operation and fueling of vehicles; and materials and supplies for the maintenance, preservation and repair of public buildings and structures.

§ 50-4 Advertisement for bids.

A single advertisement for bids for the materials to be purchased shall be placed on behalf of all the participants agreeing to purchase any item by one party of the program selected by said participants in said agreement.

§ 50-5 Award of bids.

The party selected to advertise for bids shall receive the bids on behalf of all of the participants. Following the receipt of bids, said selected party shall, after review of the bids with the other participants, make one award to the lowest responsible bidder for each separate item on behalf of all of the participating agencies.

§ 50-6 Bid sureties.

The bid sureties shall be posted to and retained by the designated receiving participant until authorized to release the same by all interested participants.

§ 50-7 Delivery and payment for materials.

After the award of bids, each agency shall order materials when needed in the quantities required. Successful bidders shall bill the agencies separately for materials received, and payments shall be made directly to the bidder by each agency. No participant in the program shall be responsible for payment for any other participating municipality.

§ 50-8 Administration of program.

A separate agreement providing the detailed procedures for the administration of the cooperative joint purchasing program shall be executed by each of the participating municipalities. The Mayor and Clerk of the Township of Knowlton are hereby authorized and empowered to execute on behalf of the Township of Knowlton said agreements with other participating contracting units upon approval of the Township Committee.

§ 50-9 Effective date.

[Amended by Ord. No. 90-18]
This section was originally adopted in 1977 and shall remain in full force and effect until amended by ordinance or resolution of the Township Committee.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 94-15]

§ 50-10 Title.

This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Cooperative Pricing Ordinance of the Township of Knowlton."

§ 50-11 Statutory authority.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-11(5), the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a Cooperative Pricing Agreement with the lead agency created therein, to be known as the "Sussex County Cooperative Pricing Council," or any other contracting unit within the County of Sussex or adjoining counties for the purpose of work, materials and supplies.

§ 50-12 Representation.

The Township Engineer shall be designated as the representative of the Township of Knowlton to the Sussex County Cooperative Pricing Council and shall be authorized to accept subsequent request for participation in the agreement on its behalf.

§ 50-13 Contracting unit.

The lead agency created in the agreement and the party to the agreement designated by the lead agency to perform administrative services on its behalf shall be responsible for complying with the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) and all other provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey.