General Information of the Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Agent is directly responsible for the procurement of goods and services rendered the Township. The Purchasing Agent also maintains a centralized purchasing system for all offices and departments, and oversees the solicitation of competitive bids required by the Local Public Contracts Law. In 2000 the Purchasing Department processed almost 1,700 requisitions and issued 1,083 Purchase Orders.
Examples of purchases made by the Township Purchasing Agent in 2000 were the overhaul/repair of our 1987 Sutphen Aerial Ladder Fire Truck, protective hoods for our firefighters, 2,000 pounds of Dri-Zorb for oil spills, a battery charger, a digital camera, 3 Honda water pumps for our Fire Department; a portable P.A. system, 2 VCRs, 6 Ford Crown Victoria cars, 450 D.A.R.E. graduation certificates, and new vehicle lighting/emergency signal packages for our Police Department; 1,000 pounds of chlorine pool tablets, new playground structures for Ammann and Andreas Parks, 2,964 shirts/tops, a Risograph Digital Duplicating Machine, a Genie Aerial Lift Vehicle, 800 pounds of ceramic clay, and 2,000 swim badges for our Recreation Department. For DPW, the Purchasing Agent ordered 135 stock ballasts, 2,346 stock light bulbs, 78 led traffic light bulbs, 2,500 feet of replacement sewer hose, 304 tons of infield clay, 320 tons of topsoil, a new landscape trailer and two 40 cubic yard roll off containers. The Purchasing Agent also ordered 2 H.P. 4050 Laser Jet Printers for the Police Department, 2 H.P. Laser Jet 4050 Printers for our Building Department and 2 replacement Computer Workstations for Payroll and Purchasing. Lastly the Purchasing Agent also ordered 400 cat licenses, 1,600 dog licenses, 5,000 marriage certificates and 480 tires.
The Township is a firm believer in the concepts of cooperative purchasing and is a contributing partner and participant in both New Jersey's State Cooperative Purchasing Program and Bergen County's Cooperative Pricing System. Ordering equipment, supplies and services through New Jersey's State Cooperative Purchasing Program and Bergen County's Cooperative Pricing System enabled the Township to secure better pricing since our needs were combined with the needs of other participant members.
In June 2000, the Township Purchasing Agent conducted the Township's Annual Spring Auction of unusable and obsolete equipment and supplies generated from all Township departments, including bicycles confiscated by our Police. This event netted the Township $2,793.
The Purchasing Agent also conducted two Public Vehicle Auctions in 2000 for Township Vehicles no longer needed for Public use. The first auction in October netted $4,000 and the second auction in December netted $8,560. All vehicles auctioned were former Police and DPW Chevy Caprices.
|Kevin J. Lynch, RPPO, Purchasing Agent|
|Hours:||9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday|
|8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. July and August|
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of all Township equipment, supplies and services. It helps monitor departmental budgets and spending and serves as the Township's Accounts Payable liaison with vendors.
The Purchasing Agent monitors the Township's compliance with the Local Public Contracts Law, helps develop bid specifications and oversees all public bid openings. All current bid announcements can be viewed on the Township web site, www.teanecknjgov.org.
The Department conducts public auctions of surplus Township equipment and supplies. The Purchasing Agent is the Township's liaison with the New Jersey State Cooperative Purchasing Program and the Bergen County Cooperative Purchasing System.
The Purchasing Agent also oversees compliance with State Affirmative Action Contract Regulations and State Prevailing Wage requirements.
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