[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Jefferson 9-2-1981 by Ord. No. 17-81 (Ch. 54 of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A cooperative joint purchasing program shall be established for the year 1981 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 by Jefferson Township through its membership in the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council shall include but not be limited to motor oil, 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 material 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 the participating municipalities.
The party selected to advertise for bids shall receive the bids on behalf of all participating municipalities. Following the receipt of bids, the said selected party shall, after review of the bids with other participants, make one award to the lowest responsible bidder for each separate item on behalf of all participating agencies.
After the award of bid, each agency shall order materials when needed in quantities required. Successful bidders shall bill separately for the materials received, and payment shall be made directly to the bidder by each agency. No participant in the program shall be responsible for payment for any material 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.