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Understanding New Jersey Public Contracts and Procurement Laws - Webinar

  • ID: 4302564
  • Webinar
  • Region: New Jersey
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Gain an understanding of the complex and varying purchasing laws of the State of New Jersey.

This topic will be of benefit to private parties seeking contracts with governmental agencies and to governmental agencies involved in negotiating contracts and soliciting bids from the public. It will review the complex and varying purchasing laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to State and local government. This is essential information for parties involved in the procurement and preparation of contracts between private parties and State and local governmental agencies. Information will enable bidders to understand the different laws governing municipalities and counties, county colleges, State colleges, and particular State agencies. The content will describe the manner in which contracts may be made with governmental agencies. We will review when bidding is required and how to solicit proposals.-

Learn about common mistakes in preparing bid specifications as well as common bases for bidder disqualification. The topic will review the standards for an award of a contract to bidders, various qualifications that bidders must satisfy in order to be eligible to bid and to enter into a contract with a governmental agency. There will be a brief review of other relevant laws, such as New Jersey PaytoPlay laws applicable to State and local government contracts. In addition, the topic will provide insights into specific issues related to construction, professional services, and solar contracts, that government entities may want to address before soliciting bids or proposals.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to identify competitive contracting.
  • You will be able to recognize common mistakes.
  • You will be able to discuss the bid evaluation and competitive contracting evaluation processes.
  • You will be able to review how to pursue a bid protest.
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Applicable Laws
  • Local Public Contracts Laws, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
  • Public School Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq.
  • County College Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:64A-25.1 et seq.
  • State Bidding Laws
  • State College Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:64-52 et seq.
  • Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12 -1 et seq.
Statutory Contractual Provisions
  • Common Elements to the Bidding Laws - Each Bid Law Has Its Own Particular Characteristics. However, There Are Certain Common Elements
Contracts Required to Be Bid and Contracts That May Be Awarded Without Bidding
  • Bid Thresholds
  • Common Exceptions to Formal Bidding
Standard for Award of Contracts That Are Bid
  • Usually Lowest Responsible Bidder on Local Governmental Level but May Use a Competitive Process That Considers Other Factors
  • Bidder Must Comply With Bid Specifications
  • Potential Bidders' Questions Prior to Bid Date
  • Bidder Must Submit Required Documents Which the Specifications Will Direct
  • For Construction Contracts Other Forms Are Required
Common Mistakes
  • Bidder Disqualification
  • "Pay-To-Play" Laws
Competitive Contracting
  • Process
  • Evaluation
  • Award
Examples of Type of Contracts
  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Solar
Bid Protest
  • Time to File Challenge
  • How to Challenge
Contractual Limits

Damages From the Public Entity Are Not Recoverable
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Gordon Golum Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. T. David Wand Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
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This webinar is designed for attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, purchasing professionals, construction and project managers, administrators, city officials, engineers, architects, owners, contract managers, planners and government contractors.
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