Updated N.J. Local Public Contracts Law and Regulations

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May 13, 2024
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Version 2.1 of the Local Public Contracts Law

In April of 2024 the Division of Local Government Services and the Rutgers Center for Government Services provided an update to the Local Public Contracts Law.

Highlights of Version 2.1 of Local Public Contracts Law

  • N.J.S.A.40A:11-51 is repealed.
  • Expanded and updated public work regulation and reporting content, generally in Appendix E (p. 97-101) including online reporting of wages and “The “Wall.”
    • Appendix A – Prevailing wage threshold for municipalities increase taking effect on 7/1/2024 of $19,375.
    • Added reference to the meaning of “custom fabrication” as being public work and subject to prevailing wages.
  • New section on PL 2021, c.301 on lowest bid for prevailing wage contract bids that are 10% less than second lowest bidder and required specification language.
  • Added UCC private on-site inspection services as Competitive contracting at 40A:11-4.1(s) (P.L. 2022. C.139)
  • Amendments to 40A:11-3 pursuant to P.L. 2023, c.252, effective April 8, 2024.
  • Added new P.L. 2023, c.160 as N.J.S.A. 40A:11-13a.

Contact Wielkotz & Company, LLC Today

For further information on Version 2.1 of the Local Public Contracts Law and its implementation feel free to reach out to Steven Wielkotz at (973)-835-7900 ext. 201 or sdw@w-cpa.com.

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