ERIC Number: ED288256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
The Public Schools Contracts Law. Focus on School Law Series.
Dabreu, O. Lisa
New Jersey's Public Schools Contracts Law, enacted on June 2, 1977, places limits on the authority of local and regional boards of education to make purchases and to enter into contracts, agreements, or leases for supplies or services. This publication is designed to provide information and guidance that will assist boards of education in meeting legal requirements for contracts and in keeping abreast of pertinent developments in the law. The first five sections cover legal requirements governing the initial stages in negotiating a contract: advertising for bids, soliciting quotations, drawing up specifications and plans, bidding requirements, and the contract itself. The last five sections cover the following special cases: (1) school building repairs: supervision, inspection, condemnation, rejection; (2) sale of personal property; (3) set-aside programs for women and minority businesses; (4) joint purchasing agreements; and (5) miscellaneous provisions. Appended is a flowchart showing the contract-bidding procedure for public works contracts by public schools. (TE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Professional Services, Purchasing, School Law, Specifications, State Legislation
Publication Sales, New Jersey School Boards Association, P.O. Box 909, Trenton, NJ 08605-0909 ($5.00; $20.00 for the series of 5 publications).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey School Boards Association, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey