[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-6-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-21]
There is hereby created the position of Purchasing Agent for the Borough of Wood-Ridge.
The Purchasing Agent shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council.
The Purchasing Agent is required to possess a valid qualified purchasing agent certificate, as issued by the New Jersey Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs.
The Purchasing Agent shall have, on behalf of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, authority, responsibility and accountability for the purchasing activity pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.); to prepare public advertising for and to receive bids and requests for proposals for the provision of performance of goods, services and construction contracts; to award contracts pursuant to New Jersey law in accordance with the regulations, forms and procedures promulgated by state regulatory agencies; and conduct any activities as may be necessary or appropriate to the purchasing function of the Borough of Wood-Ridge.
[Added 4-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-10]
The Purchasing Agent shall be responsible for maintaining a ledger of fixed assets costing over the amount of $2,000.
[Added 5-1-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-7]
Authorized officials may make emergency purchases and/or award emergency contracts when an emergency affecting the public health, safety or welfare of the residents and/or property of the Borough requires the immediate delivery of goods or performance of services, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6 and N.J.A.C. 5:34-6, subject to the following conditions:
The following officials are authorized to determine and/or confirm that an emergency exists: Mayor, Borough Administrator, Borough Clerk, Borough Engineer, DPW Superintendent, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Emergency Management Coordinator, Construction Code Official and the designated deputy of an official named herein, acting under the authority and in the absence of said official.
The Mayor and/or the Borough Administrator, or the Acting Mayor and/or Acting Borough Administrator, are authorized to make emergency purchases and/or award emergency contracts. In the absence of both the Mayor and Administrator, an official authorized to determine and/or confirm the existence of an emergency may make emergency purchases and/or award emergency contracts with the approval of two members of the Borough Council.
The official authorizing an emergency purchase and/or contract shall notify the Borough Council within 48 hours of making said authorization.