[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mendham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Joint Purchasing
Article II Cooperative Pricing
[Adopted by Ord. No. 14-1975 (Sec. 2-51 of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances)]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq., the Township is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Morris for the joint use by the Township and other municipalities in the County of Morris of administrative services and facilities of the Office of Purchasing Agent of the County of Morris appropriate to the procurement of certain materials, supplies and equipment which may be determined to be required by the Township and which the Township may otherwise lawfully purchase for itself. The services and facilities of the Office of County Purchasing Agent shall be provided without cost to the Township and all bidding shall take place in accordance with the law. Such agreement is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk and is made a part hereof by reference and may be inspected at any time.
The proper municipal officials, Mayor and Clerk, of the Township are hereby authorized and empowered to execute, on behalf of the Township such agreement with the County of Morris.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 11-1985 (Sec. 2-52 of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances)]
Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 11 of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-1(5), and other applicable state statutes, rules and regulations, the Township of Mendham shall participate as a member in the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council heretofore established for the purchase of work, materials and supplies.
The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute and attest a cooperative pricing agreement and renewals thereof between the Township of Mendham and the designated lead agency of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council and other participating contracting units. Three copies thereof shall at all times remain on file in the office of the Township Clerk for public inspection. Such agreements shall not become effective without the prior approval of the Director of the State Division of Local Government Services as provided by law.
The lead agency of the Council or its appointed representative shall advertise for and receive bids and shall perform other administrative services for the Council in accordance with the provisions of the cooperative pricing agreement, all in compliance with pertinent provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 and following, and all applicable state statutes, rules and regulations.
Notwithstanding participation in the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council, no purchase or contract shall be made by the Township of Mendham for a price which exceeds any other price available to the Township or for a purchase in deviation from the specifications, price or quality set forth by the Township.