To procure the required supplies, equipment, and services for City Departments, always insuring the right quality and quantity, from the best sources and at the best price and guaranteeing items and services will be delivered on time and at the proper location.
The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement of all City equipment, supplies and services at the lowest possible cost while maintaining a process of fairness and integrity. It helps monitor department budgets and spending and serves as a liaison with City Vendors.
The Purchasing Agent monitors the City’s compliance with the Local Public Contract Law, helps develop bid specifications and oversees all public bid openings.
How companies can do business with the City of Brigantine
All governmental entities whether Federal, State, County, Municipal, Authorities, or School Districts provide vital services to the public. To provide these services, all governmental entities must purchase goods and services from public and private sector suppliers. The City of Brigantine Purchasing Department maintains a list of vendors and also uses other sources of information to seek out vendors who offer the commodity or service that is needed.
Bid and Proposal Information
Public Notice of Procurement Opportunities and Awards
The City of Brigantine provides public notice of solicitations by posting to this web site and a newspaper of general circulation. Bids and proposals are posted for a minimum of 10 working days before opening of competitive sealed bids, or closing of competitive proposals. Requests for proposals generally close 30 days after they are issued.
Soliciting Bids and Proposals
The Purchasing Department maintains a listing of Request for Proposals (RFP) and Invitations for Bid (IFB) under Current Bid Opportunities. When submitted, your bid or proposal must be signed by an official authorized to enter contract and must be delivered sealed to the City Clerk. Bids must be received prior to the opening time specified on the bid requests. Proposals must be received by the proposal closing date specified in the RFP.
All bids are opened and read publicly by the Municipal Clerk and Purchasing Agent. The time, date and location are shown on the bid request. After public opening, official bid results are not available until they have been tabulated and analyzed. Official bid results are generally available for public review in the Purchasing Division after contract award.
Brigantine participates in the following contracts or national co-op suppliers:
- Atlantic County Purchasing Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (ACCOOP)
- Ocean City Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (251COCCPS)
- Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission Vendors (MRESC)
- Somerset County Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (#2SOCCP)
- Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System (47-CPCPS)
- New Jersey State Contract Vendors (NJSC)
Nationally Approved Cooperative Purchasing Contracts
- Houston-Galveston Area Council Vendors (HGAC-Buy)
- Keystone Purchasing Network Vendors (KPN)
- National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance Vendors (NCPA)
- National IPA Vendors (National IPA)
- Sourcewell / National Joint Powers Alliance Vendors (NJPA)
- U.S. Communities Vendors (USC)