2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18A-45 - Manner and method of sale.
18A:18A-45 Manner and method of sale.
18A:18A-45. Manner and method of sale. Any board of education may, by resolution and by sealed bid or public auction, authorize the sale of its personal property not needed for school purposes.
a.If the estimated fair value of the property to be sold exceeds 15 percent of the bid threshold in any one sale and it is neither livestock nor perishable goods, it shall be sold at public sale to the highest bidder.
b.Notice of the date, time and place of the public sale, together with a description of the items to be sold and the conditions of sale, shall be published once in an official newspaper. Such sale shall be held not less than seven nor more than 14 days after the publication of the notice thereof.
c.Personal property may be sold to the United States, the State of New Jersey, another board of education, any body politic, any foreign nation which has diplomatic relations with the United States, or any governmental unit in these United States by private sale without advertising for bids.
d.If no bids are received the property may then be sold at private sale without further publication or notice thereof, but in no event at less than the estimated fair value; or the board of education may if it so elect, reoffer the property at public sale. As used herein, "estimated fair value" means the market value of the property between a willing seller and a willing buyer less the cost to the board of education to continue storage or maintenance of any personal property not needed for school purposes to be sold pursuant to this section.
e.A board of education may reject all bids if it determines such rejection to be in the public interest. In any case in which the board of education has rejected all bids, it may readvertise such personal property for a subsequent public sale. If it elects to reject all bids at a second public sale, pursuant to this section, it may then sell such personal property without further publication or notice thereof at private sale, provided that in no event shall the negotiated price at private sale be less than the highest price of any bid rejected at the preceding two public sales and provided further that in no event shall the terms or conditions of sale be changed or amended.
f.If the estimated fair value of the property to be sold does not exceed the applicable bid threshold established pursuant to subsection a. of this section in any one sale or is either livestock or perishable goods, it may be sold at private sale without advertising for bids.
g.Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, by resolution of the board of education, a purchasing agent may include the sale of personal property no longer needed for school purposes as part of specifications to offset the price of a new purchase.
L.1977, c.114; amended 1983, c.171, s.7; 1999, c.440, s.80.
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