The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) that would enable local entities to acquire goods and services using electronic bidding.
Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan legislation would enable local entities to acquire goods and services using electronic bidding. (©iStock )
“New Jersey’s municipalities should embrace any technological tool that can increase government efficiency,” Oroho said. “Electronic procurement can help local governments streamline bidding processes. This method will save taxpayers money. It’s a smart way to utilize government resources. I hope that every local office that can use this tool will take the opportunity to do so.”
Senator Oroho’s bipartisan legislation, S-1599, would authorize local units of government that are subject to the “Local Public Contracts Law” and the “Public School Contracts Law” to use electronic procurement technologies.
Under current law, many State departments, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA,) already accept electronic bids.
“Modernizing procurement systems makes it easier for the government and the suppliers to interact,” Oroho said. “This legislation will ease the advancement of municipal projects statewide. When job creators are able to bid for public contracts competitively, both our municipalities and our taxpayers come out on top.”
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