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:11-1, 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.
It is mandated by the State that all vendors have a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate (BRC) on file when doing business with municipalities.
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 enshrined in the Local Public Contracts Law and other laws are intended to maximize the purchasing value of public funds and maintain a procurement system of equality and integrity.
Accordingly, 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 for disposal of all surplus City owned property through on-line auctions using the GovDeals platform. To view items currently being auctioned by the City, please click on the GovDeals image below.