2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:18A-7 - Emergency contracts.
18A:18A-7 Emergency contracts.
18A:18A-7. Emergency contracts. Any contract may be negotiated or awarded for a board of education without public advertising for bids and bidding therefor, notwithstanding that the contract price will exceed the bid threshold when an emergency affecting the health or safety of occupants of school property requires the immediate delivery of goods or the performance of services, provided that the contracts are awarded in the following manner:
a. The official in charge of the building, facility or equipment wherein the emergency occurred or such other officer or employee as may be authorized to act in place of that official, shall notify the purchasing agent or a supervisor of the purchasing agent of the need for the performance of a contract, the nature of the emergency, the time of its occurrence and the need for invoking this section. If that person is satisfied that an emergency exists, that person shall be authorized to award a contract or contracts for such purposes as may be necessary to respond to the emergent needs. Such notification shall be reduced to writing and filed with the purchasing agent as soon as practicable.
b. Upon the furnishing of such goods or services, in accordance with the terms of the contract, the contractor furnishing such goods or services, shall be entitled to be paid therefor and the board of education shall be obligated for said payment. The board of education shall take such action as shall be required to provide for the payment of the contract price.
c. The Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs, after consultation with the Commissioner of Education, shall prescribe rules and procedures to implement the requirements of this section.
d. The board of education may prescribe additional rules and procedures to implement the requirements of this section.
L.1977, c.114; amended 1980, c.144, s.3; 1983, c.171, s.3; 1999, c.440, s.54.