[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Sandyston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The township is hereby authorized to enter into a cooperative joint purchasing program for the year 1977, and each year thereafter until revoked or changed, with other municipal bodies and school districts within the County of Sussex and any other agencies within the county which may choose to participate in the cooperative joint purchasing program, as hereinafter provided, for such materials and upon such terms as may be agreed to by the participating municipalities, pursuant to the statutes of the State of New Jersey pertaining thereto.
The materials to be purchased cooperatively shall include motor gasoline, fuel oil, rock salt, snow grits and such other items as two or more participants in the program determine can be purchased on a joint cooperative basis.
A single advertisement for bids for the materials to be purchased shall be placed on behalf of all the participants desiring to purchase any item by one party in the program selected by the participants.
The party to advertise for bids shall receive the bids on behalf of all the participants. Following the receipt of bids, the 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 participating agencies.
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 materials to be used by any other participating municipality.
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 authorization for the cooperative joint purchasing program shall continue until revoked or amended by ordinance of the Township of Sandyston or otherwise by virtue of the State of New Jersey or other governmental authority having jurisdiction thereover.
This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Cooperative Pricing Ordinance of the Township of Sandyston."
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 purchase of work, materials and supplies.
The Mayor and/or his designee shall be designated as the representative of the Township of Sandyston to the Sussex County Cooperative Pricing Council and shall be authorized to accept subsequent requests for participation in the agreement on its behalf.
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.