2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18A-4.1 - Use of competitive contracting by boards of education; purposes.
18A:18A-4.1 Use of competitive contracting by boards of education; purposes.
45.Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, competitive contracting may be used by boards of education in lieu of public bidding for procurement of specialized goods and services the price of which exceeds the bid threshold, for the following purposes:
a.The purchase or licensing of proprietary computer software designed for board of education purposes, which may include hardware intended for use with the proprietary software. This subsection shall not be utilized for the purpose of acquiring general purpose computer hardware or software;
b.The hiring of a for-profit entity or a not-for-profit entity incorporated under Title 15A of the New Jersey Statutes for the purpose of:
(1)the operation, management or administration of recreation or social service facilities or programs; or
(2)the operation, management or administration of data processing services;
c.Services performed by an organization engaged in providing energy conservation education and training services to train employees of a board of education to reduce consumption of energy;
d.Telecommunications transmission or switching services that are not part of a tariff or schedule of charges filed with the Board of Public Utilities;
e.The purchase of specialized machinery or equipment of a technical nature, or servicing thereof, which will not reasonably permit the drawing of specifications;
f.Food services provided by food service management companies when not part of programs administered by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs;
g.Driver education courses provided by licensed driver education schools;
h.At the option of the board of education, any good or service that is exempt from bidding pursuant to N.J.S.18A:18A-5;
i.Laboratory testing services;
k.The operation, management or administration of other services, with the approval of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs.
Any purpose included herein shall not be considered by a board of education as an extraordinary unspecifiable service pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection a. of N.J.S.18A:18A-5.
L.1999, c.440, s.45; amended 2009, c.4, s.2.
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