[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpha 11-9-1976 by Ord. No. 263 (Ch. 25 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A cooperative joint purchasing program shall be established for the year 1977 and thereafter pursuant to the authority granted by pertinent acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey and the terms set forth herein and agreed to by the participating municipalities.
The materials to be purchased cooperatively shall include motor gasoline, fuel oil, motor oil, rock salt and such other items as two or more of the 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 of the participants desiring to purchase any item, by one party in the program selected by said participants.
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.
After the award of bids each agency shall order materials when needed in the quantities required. The successful bidder 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.