Purchasing is a function of the Department of Administration. This vital function, serves both internal and external customers. Through this function, the City endeavors to procure goods and services on behalf of the City's departments in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.
Purchasing goods and services for the City of Sea Isle City, like other New Jersey municipalities, is governed by the Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:1101 et. seq.
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for the duties of the Purchasing office. The Purchasing Agent establishes and develops accepted purchasing methods and records in accordance with prescribed laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. The Purchasing Agent reviews requisitions for operating and maintenance equipment, materials and supplies; prepares specifications; and reviews and analyzes bids.
Per NJ Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1, it is a state mandated law for all vendors to have a NJ Business Registration Certificate on file when doing business with any municipality in the State of NJ.
Vendors are encouraged to call for an appointment with the Purchasing Agent before attempting to contact other departments. If appropriate, the Purchasing Office will arrange contacts with other departments.
The rules and regulations are intended to maximize the purchasing value of public funds and maintain a procurement system of equality and integrity.
The City of Sea Isle City participates in the following contracts:
Nationally Approved Cooperative Purchasing Contracts:
The Purchasing Department holds a live auctioneered bicycle auction once a year.
The Purchasing Department is also responsible to dispose of all surplus City owned property through an on-line auction GovDeals.com.
Welcome to the City of Sea Isle City’s Online Auction. The City of Sea Isle City and GovDeals -an Internet Government Auction Website have worked together to bring the City of Sea Isle City’s Auction right to your home. After you’ve read the instructions below, click on the GovDeals link at the bottom of the page to continue.
1. First time bidders must register on the GovDeals website. There is "no cost" to register.
2. Click on the "Register" button in the upper red bar, complete the mandatory fields, select End User, read the "Terms and Conditions" and if you choose to accept, click the “I Agree” button.
3. Once this is completed a password will be emailed to you to confirm your registration and from there let the bidding begin!
4. For returning Bidders, click the GovDeals link and Log In with your Username and Password – remember to enter Sea Isle City in the “Seller” box.