2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:11-40 - Authorization to purchase specific materials at auction; procedure

40A:11-40. Authorization to purchase specific materials at auction; procedure

1. Notwithstanding any provisions of the "Local Public Contracts Law," P.L.1971, c.198 (C.40A:11-1 et seq.), to the contrary, the governing body may by resolution authorize the purchasing agent of the contracting unit to purchase specific materials at auction for a price not to exceed 85% of the price of equivalent materials as determined pursuant to this section. Such resolution shall be adopted at least 10 days prior to the auction and shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within 3 days of its adoption. Any such auction shall be open to any person to attend and bid on such materials, shall be conducted pursuant to N.J.S.12A:2-328, and shall be conducted by a licensed auctioneer. Prior to adoption of the resolution, the purchasing agent shall solicit at least three written quotations of prices for which new materials equivalent to those to be purchased at auction were actually sold within the previous year. The lowest of the three prices so quoted shall be the determining price quotation for the authorization to purchase at auction for a price not to exceed 85% thereof. The authorizing resolution adopted by the governing body shall set forth the three price quotations so quoted and the sources thereof, and shall state that the expenditure of money for the purchase is not made in violation of N.J.S.40A:4-57, and has been properly certified by the chief finance officer of the local unit.

Any purchasing agent who shall purchase materials at auction pursuant to this section shall, within 14 days of the occurrence of such auction, file a report with the clerk of the governing body and the director, setting forth: the nature, quantity and price of the materials so purchased; the three price quotations solicited prior to such auction, and the sources thereof; and, the name and license number of the auctioneer who conducted such auction.

L.1979,c.222,s.1; amended 1994,c.114,s.10.

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