§ 61-1Scope of programs.
§ 61-2Items to be purchased.
§ 61-3Method of advertisement for bids.
§ 61-4Award of bids.
§ 61-5Delivery of and payment for materials.
§ 61-6Administration of program.
§ 61-7Applicability of statutory provisions.
A cooperative joint purchasing program shall be established for the year 1975 and thereafter pursuant to the authority granted by pertinent acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey
The materials to be purchased cooperatively shall include motor gasoline, fuel oil, rock salt, snow grits 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 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 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 participants 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.
All purchases, contracts or agreements made pursuant to a joint purchasing agreement shall be subject to all the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-10 et seq.