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    Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                     1660 Stelton Road
                  Piscataway, New Jersey

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                                 Bid Specifications
                                        &
                               General Requirements
                                        For


              Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings
             Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment and Related Products

                                  BID NO: 10/11-12




                                   _ June 16, 2010__
                                   Bid Opening Date

                                    __10:30 a.m.__
                                   Bid Opening Time




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     MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION

                                     REQUEST FOR BIDS
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                                        Bid Advertisement
  The Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, Piscataway New Jersey, hereby
  advertises for competitive bids in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(a,b)
  for the Fiscal 2010 –2011:

  Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                             Bid Opening Date: June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

    Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings, Outdoor Circuit Training
                             Equipment and Related Products

 All bids must be submitted to the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission in a sealed
 envelope marked “SEALED BID MRESC BID #: MRESC 10/11-12 on the front of the
 envelope/package. Note that Bidders must be able to provide products and services to the entire
 state of New Jersey. Bid documents may be downloaded from the web at www.mresc.k12.nj.us;
 e-mail coop@mresc.k12.nj.us; upon request by fax at 732-777-9855, or mail to 1660 Stelton Road,
 Second Floor, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Anyone downloading bid specifications from our website
 shall notify the Commission so that we can send any possible addenda to you. Any questions
 regarding clarification of the bid specifications must be sent to the MRESC in writing or to
 coop@mresc.k12.nj.us and will be accepted up until 15 days prior to the bid. Vendors will be
 charged $50.00 for hard copy specifications. The Middlesex Regional Educational Services
 Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids in whole or in part; to waive any
 formalities or irregularities in any bids, and to accept the bids, which in its discretion, within state
 law, are for the best interest of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission. Bids
 will be opened and publicly read immediately following the deadline.
 A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on May 25, 2010; 10:30 a.m. in the Board Room at
 1660 Stelton Road, Second Floor, Piscataway, NJ 08854
 The duration of the bid will be for 12 months with an option to extend for 12 additional
 months when in agreement to do so by both the awarded vendor and the MRESC.
 Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27
 The New Jersey Business Registration Certification is required for all bids as well as the Political
 Contributions Disclosure Form.

 Patrick M. Moran



 Business Administrator/Board Secretary




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Contractors bidding on this project are to comply with the requirements of the Prevailing
Wage Rate Determination pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25.

A bidder on a public works project for a Board of Education where the cost of the work
exceeds $20,000.00 must first have been qualified by the Department of the Treasury,
Division of Property Management and Construction, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27
through 33, and shall submit with his bid a Prequalification Affidavit, a copy of a valid
and active NOTICE OF CLASSIFICATION, and a certified copy of a Total Amount of
Uncompleted Contracts Form.

Corporate Bidders are required by law (Chapter 33, Laws of 1977) to submit a list of
names and addresses of all stockholders owning 10% or more of their stock.

Non-Collusion Affidavit and a Contractor Questionnaire/Certification also must be filed
with the bid. The bid package will also include other documents that must be completed
and returned with the bid. Failure to comply with Instructions to Bidders and to complete
and submit all required forms may be cause for disqualification and rejection of the bid.

All contractors named in this proposal, shall possess a valid Contractor’s Registration
Certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et. seq., at the time the proposal is received
by the MRESC.




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                                   ABOUT MRESC
     MRESC requests that Bidders only respond if they are able to offer prices
     lower than what they ordinarily offer on separate, single school district
     contracts. The MRESC’S mission is to cooperatively serve our members though
     a continuous effort to explore and solve present and future purchasing needs. Our
     goals include working to secure multi-Co-op Member volume purchasing contracts
     with benefits that are measurable, cost-effective and continuously exceed our
     members’ expectations. The MRESC is committed to accomplish this mission
     lawfully and ethically, using leading edge technology and futuristic business
     practices.
     The great benefit to the Bidder is that one response may be awarded by the
     MRESC for multiple members located throughout the state. Bidders responding to
     this will prepare one original response, one duplicate and one computer/electronic
     CD/Flash Drive copy. Bidders selected in response to this RFB have the potential
     to provide products and services to current and future members of the MRESC
     Cooperative Pricing System.
     The MRESC will publish notice of the RFB. Bidders will send responses to the
     MRESC receiving point for all Co-op Members. Responses will be evaluated
     by the MRESC, and after Board approval, bids will be awarded to the selected
     Bidders.
     Contracts awarded through cooperative pricing must meet the procurement laws of
     the State of New Jersey. When these laws are satisfied, an individual entity using
     these contracts is deemed in compliance with bidding regulations. As allowed by
     New Jersey statutes, they can issue purchase orders for any amount without the
     necessity to prepare their own RFP, or gather necessary quotations. This saves
     the entity time and allows for economical and efficient purchasing.
     State laws permit or encourage cooperative purchasing contracts in the belief that
     lower prices will be the result. A contract issued by a cooperative can be used by
     hundreds of separate political units; but if it has the same or higher prices than
     what a single agency can get through its own bid, a cooperatively bid contract
     makes no sense. MRESC requests that Bidders only respond if they are able
     to offer prices lower than what they ordinarily offer on separate, single
     school district/municipality contracts.




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  Questions
    Submit all questions about the RFB, in writing, referencing THE MRESC Bid
    #MRESC 10/11-12, to Patrick M. Moran, 1660 Stelton Rd., Second Floor,
    Piscataway, NJ 08854, by fax to Patrick M. Moran at (732)777-9855, or by email
    to Patrick M. Moran at coop@mresc.k12.nj.us. All questions and responses will
    be available on the MRESC website (www.mresc.k12.nj.us) as addenda, and will
    become part of the bid documents. Those not having access to the internet may call
    Patrick M. Moran at (732)777-9848; Ext. 3120 to determine if addenda have been
    issued, or may request to Patrick M. Moran in writing or by fax that copies of the
    questions and responses be mailed. Questions received less than fifteen (15) days
    prior to bid due date cannot be answered. All addenda shall comply with NJ
    18A:18A-21.
 Fees: The MRESC charges contractors an administrative or participation fee. The
 fee amount is listed here for the convenience of the prospective bidder.

   Fee                       MRESC       2.2%

The bid opening process will begin on the above advertised date and time. No bids
shall be received after the time designated in the advertisement. (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-
21(b)).

There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on 5/25/10; 10:30 a.m.. All prospective
Bidders are requested to attend this important meeting, which will be held in the
Business Office, 1660 Stelton Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, at 10:30 a.m.

All Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq.,
Affirmative Action Against Discrimination (N.J.A.C. 17:27 et. seq.) An Initial Project
Workforce Report will be required from the successful bidder (Form AA-201).

Contractors bidding on this project are to comply with the requirements of the Prevailing
Wage Rate Determination pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25

A bidder on a public works project for a Board of Education where the cost of the work
exceeds $20,000.00 must first have been qualified by the Department of the Treasury,
Division of Property Management and Construction, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27
through 33, and shall submit with his bid a Prequalification Affidavit, a copy of a valid
and active NOTICE OF CLASSIFICATION, and a certified copy of a Total Amount of
Uncompleted Contracts Form.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashier’s check or certified check made
payable to the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, for ten percent
(10%) of the amount of the total bid, however, not to exceed $20,000.
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                               ETHICS IN PURCHASING
                                  Statement to Vendors

                              School District Responsibility

It is the desire of the MRESC to have all Commission employees and officials practice
exemplary ethical behavior in the procurement of goods, materials, supplies, and services.

School officials and employees who recommend purchases shall not extend any
favoritism to any vendor. Each recommended purchase should be based upon quality of
the items, service, price, delivery, and other applicable factors in full compliance with
N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et.seq.


                                  Vendor Responsibility

Any vendor doing business or proposing to do business with the MRESC, shall neither
pay, offer to pay, either directly or indirectly, any fee, commission, or compensation, nor
offer any gift, gratuity, or other thing of value of any kind to any official or employee of
the Commission or to any member of the official’s or employee’s immediate family.

No vendor shall cause to influence or attempt to cause to influence, any official or
employee of the Commission, in any manner which might tend to impair the objectivity or
independence of judgment of said official or employee.



                                   Vendor Certification

Vendors will be asked to certify that no official or employee of the MRESC or immediate
family members are directly or indirectly interested in this request or have any interest in
any portions of profits thereof. The vendor participating in this request must be an
independent vendor and not an official or employee of the MRESC.




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      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                         BUSINESS OFFICE
                           1660 Stelton Road
                     Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Patrick Moran
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATON
BOARD SECRETARY                               VOICE:(732) 777-9848
                                              FAX: (732) 777-9855

TO:                    All Vendors
FROM:                  Patrick Moran
RE:                    Unauthorized Orders
The MRESC only recognizes purchases made through the approved purchase order process.

All purchases are made by a written purchase order, with an authorized signature and a purchase order
number.

Please do not honor or accept any requests for goods or services unless the request is made through a
written purchase order with an authorized signature and an assigned purchase order number.

Please alert Patrick Moran at 732-777-9848; Ext. 3120 if any Commission employee attempts to place an
order without an authorized purchase order.

Once a purchase order is received do not permit any employee to add items to the order.

The MRESC will not be held responsible for any unauthorized orders or purchases.

The MRESC will only recognize purchase orders signed either by



Mr. Mark Finkelstein,                                        Mr. Patrick Moran,
School Superintendent                                        Business Administrator/Board
Secretary


Thank you for your cooperation. Bidders are responsible to follow the Purchasing Guidelines of
each Co-op Member. The guidelines stated above are the guidelines of the MRESC.




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                    Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                                      Business Office
                                     1660 Stelton Road
                               Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

                         ADVISORY INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS

     1. Promptness of Bid Submittal

          It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure that their bid is presented at
          the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission Business Office
          located at 1660 Stelton Road in Piscataway on the second floor of the Bright
          Beginnings Learning Center before the date and time fixed on the bid. No
          extensions or exceptions will be made. The Business Office is opened
          Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm according to the school
          calendar.

     2. Mail

          Mail is brought to the Commission Business Office between approximately
          12:30 am and 2:00 pm. The mail is then sorted within the district by
          departments.

     3. UPS/FED EX/ and other Express Delivery Services

         Please ensure that all bids are addressed to the second floor of the Bright
         Beginnings Learning Center at 1660 Stelton Road in Piscataway,
         New Jersey 00854. The Commission accepts no responsibility for bids not
         delivered to the designated location on time.

         Keeping the aforementioned items in mind, the Commission suggests that
         Bidders arrange to hand deliver their bid to the Business Office and
         personally turn it into the Purchasing Agent before the time set for closure of
         the bid period. Please understand that bids arriving after the advertised date
         and time for any reason can not be accepted or opened.


   All bids are to be submitted in duplicate; one (1) original, one (1) copy and one
electronic copy. (CD/Flash Drive)

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       MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                             Business Office
                            1660 Stelton Road
                      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

                                          BID CHECKLIST

 A. Bid packages must be submitted in duplicate on the proposed forms as provided, and
 in the manner designated. The MRESC will accept one original bid package, one copy
 of the bid package and one electronic copy. Please include all items, organized as
 follows:

1.    Addenda, Acknowledgement (if applicable)

2.    Affidavit Regarding List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Bidders

3.    Affirmative Action Documentation

4.    Bid Proposal Form

5.    Acceptance of Bid and Contract Award

6.    Bid Security (Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check, or Certified Check)  Required  Not Required

7.    Bidder Comment Form - Optional

8.    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate (Must be received prior to bid award)

9.    Certificate (Consent) from Surety

10.   Chapter 271 Political Contribution Disclosure Form

11.   Contractor Questionnaire / Certification

12.   Contractor’s Qualification Statement AIA         Required    Not Required

13.   Contractor’s Registration Certification

14.   Cost for Performance and Payment Bond

15.   Equipment Certification

16.   Exceptions to Terms, Conditions and Specifications

17.   Non-Collusion Affidavit

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18.      Prequalification Affidavit - (Projects over $20,000 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-26 et. seq.)

19.      Prevailing Wages Certification

20.      Stockholders’/Partnership Disclosure Affidavit, and Ownership Declaration

21.      Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement

22.      Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts Form - Certified

23.      Valid Notice of Classification Form

24.      Proof of Bonding Capacity

25.      Exceptions to Terms, Conditions and Specifications


 Failure to submit the above listed documents with the bid package may be cause for rejection of the
 entire bids for being non-responsive (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A:2(y).



                    Documents required by Co-op Member at time of individual award.


                                                       Final Proposal
                                  Performance and Payment Bond (if requested)
                   Affidavit Regarding List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Bidders
      Certificate of Authority to perform work in NJ issued by the Department of the Division of Taxation
                                   NJ Department of Treasury of Classification
                  NJ Department of Labor Public Works Contractor Certificate of Registration
      Certificate of Authority to perform work in NJ issued by the Department of the Division of Taxation
                                              Proof of Contactor Licenses
             School Development Authority Certification (only required if receiving SDA funding)
           Prequalification Affidavit – (Projects over $20,000 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A
                  The following documentation must be provided during individual contracts:
                                               AA201 Initial Manning Report
                                                  Weekly Manning Reports
                                                        Certified Payrolls




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      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                            Business Office
                           1660 Stelton Road
                     Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

                                   BID CHECKLIST


B. Reminder Checklist
As a courtesy, the Office of the Purchasing Agent has prepared this reminder checklist to
items pertaining to this bid. The checklist is not considered to be all-inclusive. Bidders
are to read and become familiar with all instructions outlined in the bid package.

Item                                                                          Yes         No
1. Have you verified your pricing to ensure accuracy?

2. Have you answered every question fully and accurately?
3. Have you signed all your documents (blue ink)? No facsimile
signature.

4. Have you prepared all documents for submission?

5. Did you make a copy of the bid package for your records?

6. Did you make a duplicate copy and electronic copy of the bid for
the MRESC?

7. Did you submit a Bid Guarantee? Consent of Surety? If applciable

8. Did you correctly address the envelope? (Page 1 Item #2)

9. Have you allowed ample time for the bid to reach the Business
Office?

       Thank you.
                                   Mr. Patrick Moran
                                 Business Administrator
                                    Board Secretary

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      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                            Business Office
                           1660 Stelton Road
                     Piscataway, New Jersey 08854




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                          GENERAL
                       SPECIFICATIONS




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                        Mr. Patrick Moran
                       Business Administrator/
                          Board Secretary




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       MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                             Business Office
                            1660 Stelton Road
                      Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings Outdoor Circuit
                     Training Equipment and Related Products

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

1.      BIDS ARE
        TO BE RETURNED Mr. Patrick Moran,
                        Business Administrator/Board Secretary/QPA
                        Business Office
                        Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                        1660 Stelton Road
                        Second Floor
                        Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

        BY: 10:30 a.m. PREVAILING TIME                            ON: June 16, 2010

2.   Bid Packages to be Submitted in Duplicate. Bids must be placed in a sealed
     envelope marked as shown below on the front of the envelope. Bid packages must
     be submitted in duplicate on the proposed bid submittal forms as provided, and in
     the manner designated. The MRESC will accept one original bid package, one
     duplicate copy of the bid package and one electronic copy on CD/Flash Drive.
     The duplicate is necessary for processing of the bids. Bidders should also keep a
     complete copy of the bid packet, exactly as submitted.
Envelope Label Information:
District :                                               MRESC
Bid Number                                               MRESC Bid # 10/11-12
Project:                                         Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site
                                             Furnishings Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment
                                                           and Related Products
Bid Date:                                                June 16, 2010
Bid Time:                                                10:30 a.m.
Bidder :       Name of Company
Address
City, State Zip


      The MRESC does not accept electronic (e-mail) submission of bids.
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3.     BID OPENING

       All bids will be publicly opened in the MRESC Board room (Second Floor), and
       read beginning at 10:30 a.m. on June 16, 2010. Bidders and/or their authorized
       agents, and the general public are invited to be present at the bid opening. It is
       the responsibility of each bidder to ensure that their bid is complete, and presented
       to the Business Office before the bid date and time. Bids will not be accepted or
       received by the MRESC after the advertised bid date and time. (N.J.S.A.
       18A:18A:21(b))


BIDDING REQUIREMENTS

1. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REQUIREMENTS

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:27-3.5 (a-1) after notification of award, but prior to signing a
construction contract, the contractor shall submit to the public agency compliance officer
and the Division, an initial project workforce report (Form AA201) provided to the
public agency by the Division for distribution to and completion by the contractor, in
accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-7.

All Bidders should familiarize themselves with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq. and N.J.A.C.
17:27 et. seq.          MANDATORY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION LANGUAGE
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, if awarded a contract, your company/firm will be
required to comply with the above requirements.

All relevant questions should be related to
Division of Contract Compliance/EEO
Department of the Treasury / P.O. 209
Trenton, New Jersey 08625 (609) 292-5473

2. AMERICAN GOODS

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-20, only manufactured products of the United
States, wherever available, and where possible, are to be used with this project.




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3. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
The federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5
(“Recovery Act”) (ARRA) mandates terms, conditions and reporting regarding the
expenditures of federal ARRA funds. The “ARRA Standard Terms and Conditions
Addendum” included overviews the key points for projects or acquisitions utilizing these
funds. This should be reviewed by both vendors and Co-op Members to ensure
compliance when applicable. Further information may be downloaded from:
https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/documentation/FR-
Gov%20User%20Guide%20Chapter%202%20Registration.pdf

4. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The contractor must comply with all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), P.L 101-336, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. S121 01 et seq.

5. ARBITRATION

All matters in dispute other than those set forth above shall be submitted to arbitration at
the request of either party to the dispute and the decision of the arbitrators shall be final
and conclusive.

Any demand for arbitration shall be made within a reasonable time after the dispute has
arisen but in no case shall the demand be made later than the time of final payment.

6. BID GUARANTEE (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-24)

Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid bond, cashiers or certified check for ten per cent
(10%) of the amount of the annual contract, but not in excess of $20,000.00.

This guarantee shall be made payable to the Middlesex Regional Educational Services
Commission. Such deposit shall be forfeited upon refusal of a bidder to execute a
contract; otherwise, checks shall be returned when the contract is executed and surety
(performance) bond filed with the MRESC. The bid security check for unsuccessful
Bidders will be returned as soon after the bid opening as possible but in no event later
than (10) days after the bid opening.


Uncertified business checks, personal checks or money orders are not acceptable.
All bid bonds submitted must be signed and witnessed with original signatures. The
MRESC will not accept facsimile or rubber stamp signatures on the bid bond. Failure to
sign the bid bond by either the Surety or Principal shall be deemed cause for
disqualification of the bid. The Attorney-in-Fact who executes the bond on behalf of
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the surety shall affix to the bond a certified and current copy of the Power of Attorney.
The MRESC will only accept bid bonds from companies that are licensed and qualified
to do business in the State of New Jersey. Such a list may be available upon request to
the State of New Jersey, Department of Insurance, P.O. 325, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.
Failure to submit a bid guarantee shall be cause for disqualification and rejection of
bid.

Please note: The name, address and phone number of the Bond Underwriter as well as
the Bond Number shall be included with all bonds submitted to the Commission.

7. BID PROPOSAL FORM

All bids are to be written in by typewriter or ink (or with computer if applicable) in a
legible manner on the official Bid Proposal Form. Any bid price showing any erasure or
alteration must be initialed by the bidder in ink, at the right margin next to the altered
entry. Failure to initial any erasure or alteration may be cause to disqualify that particular
bid entry. If the disqualified entry is a required one, the entire bid may be subject to
rejection, so please fill out all entries with care.
The Bid Proposal Form must be duly signed by the authorized representative of the
company, at the end of the Bid Form. Failure to sign the bid proposal form may be
cause to disqualify the entire bid. If the bid proposal form contains more than one
sheet, then Bidders are requested to affix the company name and address on each
intervening sheet between the front sheet and the signature sheet which already bear the
company information.

The MRESC will not consider any bid on which there is any alteration to, or departure
from, the bid specifications. Bidders are not to make any changes on the Bid Proposal
Form, or qualify their bid with conditions differing from those defined in the contract
documents. If Bidders do make changes on the Bid Proposal Form, except as noted above
for initialed clerical mistakes, it will be cause to disqualify that particular bid as non-
responsive. [N.J.S.A. 18A-2(y)]

By submitting a proposal, the Bidder covenants that he/she has carefully examined the
contract documents, addenda, if any, and that from that review, he/she has satisfied
himself/herself as to the nature and location of the work.

The Bidder also conveys by submitting a bid that the company he/she represents is
financially solvent, experienced in and competent to perform the type of work so
specified.

Each Bidder submitting a bid for a contract shall include in his/her bid price all labor,
materials, equipment, services, and other requirements necessary, or incidental to, the
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completion of the work, and other pertinent work as hereinafter described, in accordance
with the bid specifications and documents.

 8. BIDDER COMMENT SHEET
This form is for Bidder’s use in offering voluntary alternates, or other comments
intended to afford the MRESC information or opportunities to improve the quality of the
project, without invalidating the bid proposal. It may not be used to take exception to
specific conditions of the project defined in the contract documents which the Bidder
does not like. The bid provided must be based upon the plans and specifications, and all
contract conditions, as stated. If these documents or conditions contain some untenable
item, or extremely expensive provision, for example, to which the Bidder wishes to raise
objection, this must be done at the pre-bid meeting, or emailed to coop@mresc.k12.nj.
through the question process outlined in the Instructions to Bidders. Such inquiries will
have response issued by addendum and posted on www.mresc.k12.nj.us, and the
resulting decision circulated to all Bidders of record. Inquires raised too close to the bid
date will not be able to be answered.

9. BIDDER’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR BID SUBMITTAL
It is the responsibility of the Bidder to ensure that their bid is presented to the Business
Office and officially received before the advertised date and time of the bid. It is
understood and agreed upon that any person in the MRESC will be absolved from
responsibility for the premature opening of any bid not properly labeled and sealed.

10. BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (N.J.S.A. 52:32-44)
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 as amended by P.L. 2004 – Chapter 57, all Bidders shall
submit with their bid package a copy of their “New Jersey Business Registration
Certificate” as issued by the Department of Treasury of the State of New Jersey. (If not
included with the bid package, The New Jersey Business Registration Certification must
be presented prior to bid award)
                             Goods and Services Contracts

N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 imposes the following requirements on contractors and all
subcontractors that knowingly provide goods or perform services for a contractor
fulfilling this contract: 1) The contractor shall provide written notice to its
subcontractors to submit proof of business registration to the contractor; 2) prior to
receipt of final payment from a contracting agency, a contractor must submit to the
contracting agency an accurate list of all subcontractors or attest that none was used; 3)
during the term of this contract, the contractor and its affiliates shall collect and remit,
and shall notify all subcontractors and their affiliates that they must, collect and remit to
the Director, New Jersey division of Taxation, the use tax due pursuant to the Sales and
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Use Tax Act, (N.J.S.A. 54:32B-1 et seq.) on all sales of tangible personal property
delivered into this State.
A contractor, subcontractor or supplier who fails to provide proof of business registration
prior to award or provides false business registration information shall be liable to a
penalty of $25 for each day of violation, not to exceed $50,000 for each business
registration not properly provided or maintained under a contract with a contracting
agency. Information on the law and its requirements is available by calling (609) 292-
9292.
                                  Construction Contracts
N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 imposes the following requirements on contractors and all
subcontractors that knowingly provide goods or perform services for a contractor
fulfilling this contract: 1) the contractor shall provide written notice to its subcontractors
and suppliers to submit proof of business registration to the contractor; 2) subcontractors
through all tiers of a project must provide written notice to their subcontractors and
suppliers to submit proof of business registration and subcontractors shall collect such
proofs of business registration and maintain them on file; 3) prior to receipt of final
payment from a contracting agency, a contractor must submit to the contracting agency an
accurate list of all subcontractors and suppliers or attest that none was used; and, 4)
during the term of this contract, the contractor and its affiliates shall collect, remit, and
notify all subcontractors and their affiliates that they must collect and remit, to the
Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, the use tax due pursuant to the Sales and
Use Tax Act, (N.J.S.A. 54:32B-1 et seq.) on all sales of tangible personal property
delivered into this State.
A contractor, subcontractor or supplier or fails to provide proof of business registration or
provides false business registration information shall be liable to a penalty of $25 for each
day of violation, not to exceed $50,000 for each business registration copy not properly
provided or maintained under a contract with a contracting agency. Information on the
law and its requirements are available by calling (609) 292-9292.




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11. CERTIFICATE FROM SURETY COMPANY (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-25)
Each bidder must submit with his bid a certificate from a surety company stating that the
surety company will provide the contractor with a performance bond in an amount equal
to the amount of the contract (N.J.S.A. 18A: 18A-25). Such surety company must be
licensed and qualified to do business in the State of New Jersey. The certificate
(consent) of surety, together with a power of attorney must be submitted with the bid.
Failure to submit the certificate (consent) of surety shall be cause for
disqualification and rejection of bid. Must provide that a Surety Company will issue
bonds on a project specific basis if requested by the Co-op Members.

12. CHALLENGES TO BID SPECIFICATIONS (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-15)

Any prospective Bidder who wishes to challenge a bid specification shall file such
challenges in writing with the MRESC no less than three (3) business days prior to the
opening of bids. Challenges filed after that date shall be considered void and having no
impact on the MRESC or the award of a contract.

13. CHANGE ORDERS (N.J.A.C. 6A:26-4.9 et. seq.)
     Co-op Member Approval Required; Prior to Issuance of Change Order

       Change orders may be approved by the Co-op Member in an amount up to twenty
       percent (20%) when necessitated by one of the following:
           Emergencies consistent with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-7;
           Unforeseeable physical conditions; or
           Minor modifications to the project/scope that achieve cost savings, improve
             service or resolve construction conditions.

       All contractors are prohibited to perform any change order unless so directed in
       writing by the /Co-op Member.

14. CONTRACTS
A.     Award of Contract; Rejection of Bids
The contract shall be awarded, if at all, to the lowest responsible bidder as determined by
the Commission, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A:18A(c), 18A:18A-2(s), (t), (x), (y),
18A:18A-4(a), 18A:18A-22.
The MRESC reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality and
to take such alternates that the MRESC feels are in the best interests of the Co-op
Members. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A- 36.
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The MRESC shall award the contract or reject all bids within sixty (60) days of the
advertised date and time noting the exception highlighted in the law.

     Contract Award and Implementation
     The MRESC will perform initial bid review and recommend selected Bidders
     for Board Approval. Successful Bidders will be notified that their contract has
     been approved by the MRESC.
     It is the responsibility of the approved Bidder to provide a complete bid package
     to the Co-op Member if requested by a Co-op Member.
     The approved respondent and the MRESC will then work out details of
     contract implementation including:
     o Signing the contract
        Note: Once the contract is signed, the approved respondent becomes a
        contractor for the Co-op Member
     o Marketing plan for the MRESC and the Contractor
     o Order processing procedures
     o Contract roll-out activities
     o Contact management for the Contractor and the Co-op Members
     o Advertising, flyers, website access, etc.
     It is not guaranteed that each Co-op Member will enter into a contract with the
     MRESC approved Bidders. The final decision as to the appropriateness of a
     contract for a Co-op Member rests solely with that Co-op Member.

     MRESC reserves the right to award a contract to one or more Bidders

B. Equal Prices
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-37(d) when two or more Bidders submit equal prices
and the prices are the lowest responsible bids,
the MRESC may award the contract to the vendor whose response, in the discretion of
the MRESC, is the most advantageous, price and other factors considered.

C. Return of Contracts and Related Contract Documents
 Upon written notification of award of contract by the MRESC, the successful bidder
shall sign and execute a formal contract agreement between MRESC and Contractor and
return the executed contracts along with:

1. Performance Bond in the total amount of the contract. NA

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2. Insurance Certificate - with the Middlesex Regional Educational Services
    Commission named as an additional insured.
3. Affirmative Action Form AA-201 - Initial Project Workforce Report - Yellow copy.
4...Contractor’s Registration Certificate
5. Other required documents as may be outlined in bid specifications.
6. Uncompleted Projects report.

The contracts shall be returned to:

                                  Mr. Patrick Moran
                                Business Administrator/
                                    Board Secretary
                  Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                                  1660 Stelton Road
                                 Piscataway, NJ 08854

      within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of notification. Failure to execute the
      contract and return said contract and related required documents within the
      prescribed time may be cause for the annulment of award by the MRESC with the
      bid security becoming property of the MRESC.

      D. Alterations of Contract
      The Co-op Member reserves the right to alter or amend the contract by
      adding to or subtracting from the work herein specified, such additions or
      omissions being done under the general conditions of these specifications
      and the terms of the Contract. No changes shall be permitted from the
      specifications except that the same be in writing and the amount of the extra
      compensation or credit stipulated therein.

      E. Term of Contract
       The successful bidder, to whom the contract is awarded, will be required to
       do and perform the work/services and to provide and furnish the materials
       in connection therewith in accordance with the plans and specifications on
       or before the date listed in the General Specifications.




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      F. Purchase Order Required

      No contractor shall commence any public works project until he is in receipt of an
      approved purchase order authorizing work to begin and his contract has been duly
      executed by the Co-op Member and all contract documents have been duly
      received by the MRESC.


15. CONTRACTOR’S QUALIFICATION STATEMENT (AIA)

If the MRESC so chooses to include the American Institute of Architects Contractor
Qualification Statement in the bid specification, said document shall be completed in ink
or typed and be duly signed and notarized. This document shall be submitted with the
bid.

16. CONTRACTOR’S REGISTRATION EVIDENCE

All Contractors must adhere to the provisions of the Public Works Contractor
Registration Act – N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et. seq., as so amended by P.L.2003,c.91. The
PWCRA requires that “No contractor shall bid on any contract for public work . . .
unless the contractor is registered pursuant to this act.” The law requires that all
contractors and sub-contractors named in the proposal possess a valid certificate at the
time the proposal is received by the contracting unit, in this case the MRESC.

The vendor, who most likely is to receive the contract award, must submit to the
MRESC, a copy of the vendor’s certification, and if applicable, copies of certification of
all listed contractors. If the vendor fails to provide copies of certificates that were issued
prior to receipt of proposal, the proposal must be rejected as non-responsive and offered
to the next eligible vendor.
For more information contact:
Contractor Registration Unit
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
PO Box 389
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0389
Tel: 609-292-9464
Fax: 609-633-8591
E-mail: contreg@dol.state.nj.us Web site: www.nj.gov/labor/Isse/Ispubcon.html



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17. CONTRACTOR’S REGISTRATION CERTIFICATION

All Contractors submitting a bid must complete and submit with the bid, a Contractor’s
Registration Certification.

18. CO-OP MEMBERS describes who is able to purchase under this contract
Public educational institutions, public colleges or universities, community colleges,
vocational or technical schools, municipal governments, and other governmental and quasi-
governmental organizations. serving current and future members of the MRESC
Cooperative Pricing System. See attachment for current list of Co-op Members.

19. DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, OR DISQUALIFICATION – N.J.A.C. 17:19-3.2

The MRESC will not enter into a contract for work with any person, company or firm
that is on the State Treasurer’s List of Debarred, Suspended or Disqualified Bidders or
the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Prevailing Wage
Debarment List.

All Bidders are required to submit a sworn statement indicating whether or not the bidder
is, at the time of the bid, included on the State Treasurer’s List of Debarred, Suspended
or Disqualified Bidders or the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development;
Prevailing Wage Debarment List.

20. DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ON PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS:

Every Contract for or on behalf of the State or any county, or municipality or other
political subdivision the State, or any agency or authority created by any of the
foregoing, for the construction, alteration or repair of any public building or public work
or for the acquisition of materials, equipment, supplies or services shall contain
provisions by which the Contractor agrees that:
a. In the hiring of persons for the performance of work under this Contract or any
subcontract hereunder, or for the procurement, manufacture, assembling or
furnishing of any such materials, equipment, supplies or services to be acquired
under this contract, no Contractor, nor any person acting on behalf of such
Contractor or subcontractor, shall, by reason of race, creed, color, age, marital
status, sex, national origin, ancestry, or affectional or sexual orientation,
discriminate against any person who is qualified and available to perform the
work to which the employment relates;

b. No Contractor, subcontractor, nor any person on his behalf shall in any manner
discriminate against or intimidate any employee engaged in the performance of
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work under this Contract or any subcontract hereunder, or engaged in the pro-
curement, manufacture, assembling or furnishing any such materials, equipment,
supplies or services to be acquired under such Contract, on account of race,
creed, color, age, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, or affectional or
sexual orientation;

c. There may be deducted from the amount payable to the Contractor by the
contracting public agency, under this Contract, a penalty of $50.00 for each
person for each calendar day during which such person is discriminated
against or intimidated in violation of the provisions of the Contract; and

d. This Contract may be cancelled or terminated by the contracting agency, and
all money due or to become due hereunder may be forfeited, for any violation of
this section of the contract occurring after notice to the Contractor from the
contracting public agency of any prior violation of this section of the Contract.

21. DOCUMENTS, MISSING/ILLEGIBLE

The bidder shall familiarize himself/herself with all forms provided by the MRESC that
are to be returned with the bid. If there are any forms the MRESC is to provide that they
are either missing or illegible, it is the responsibility of the bidder to contact the
Purchasing Agent at (732-777-9848: Ext. 3180) during regular business hours or the
architect of the project as outlined in the bid advertisement for duplicate copies of the
forms. This must be done before the bid date and time. The MRESC accepts no
responsibility for duplicate forms that were not received by the bidder in time for the
bidder to submit with his bid.

*Forms provided by the MRESC that must be returned with bid are referenced in the
proceeding checklist.

All documents returned to the Commission shall be signed in ink (blue) with an
original signature. Failure to sign and return all required documents with the bid
package may be cause for disqualification and for the bid to be rejected pursuant to
N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2(y) (non-responsive). The Commission will not accept facsimile
or rubber stamp signatures.




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Reminder - Duplicate Copies of Bid Package
Bid packages are to be submitted in duplicate on the proposed forms as provided and in
the manner designated. The MRESC will accept one original bid package, one
copy of the bid package and one electronic (CD/Flash Drive) copy of the bid.

22. EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-23)

Each Bidder shall provide a certification showing that he/she owns, leases or controls all
the necessary equipment required by the specifications. If the Bidder is not the actual
owner or lessee of any such equipment, he/she shall submit a certificate stating the
source from which the equipment will be obtained and shall obtain a certificate from the
owner and person in control of the equipment, definitely granting to the bidder the
control of the equipment required during such time as may be necessary for the
completion of that portion of the contract for which it is necessary.

The certificates are to be submitted with the bid. If the contract involves the installation
of a manufactured system which requires the contractor to have special knowledge or
training, or to be specifically certified by the manufacturer to install their system, this
form is used to submit such required evidence of the bidder’s approval from the
manufacturer.


23. FALSE MATERIAL REPRESENTATION – N.J.S.A. 2C:21-34-97(b)

A person commits a crime if the person knowingly makes a material representation that is
false in connection with the negotiation, award or performance of a government contract.
If the contract amount is for $25,000.00 or above, the offender is guilty of a crime of the
second degree. If the contract amount exceeds $2,500.00, but is less than $25,000.00, the
offender is guilty of a crime of the third degree. If the contract amount is for $2,500.00 or
less, the offender is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

24. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable in damages for any failure, hindrance or delay in the
performance of any obligation under this Agreement if such delay, hindrance or failure to
perform is caused by conditions beyond the control of either party, including, but not
limited to, Acts of God, flood, fire, war or the public enemy, explosion, government
regulations whether or not valid (including the denial or cancellation of any export or
other necessary license), court order, state funding, or other unavoidable causes beyond
the reasonable control of the party whose performance is affected which cannot be
overcome by due diligence.
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Vendors, and/or contractors who have a contract with the MRESC to provide goods or
services cannot unilaterally claim an increase in the cost of the contract because of Force
Majeure.

25. INDEMNITY

The bidder shall assume all risk of and responsibility for, and agrees to indemnify,
defend, and save harmless the MRESC/Co-op Members and its agents, employees and
MRESC Member from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions,
recoveries, judgments and costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys
fees) in connection therewith on account of the loss of life or property or injury or
damage to any person, body or property of any person or persons whatsoever, which
shall arise from or result directly or indirectly from the work and/or materials supplied
under this contract. This indemnification obligation is not limited by, but is in addition
to, the insurance obligations contained in this agreement.

26. INSURANCE

The bidder to whom the contract is awarded for any service work or construction work
shall secure, pay the premiums for and keep in force until the contract expires, insurance
of the types and amounts listed below:

General Liability -- $2,000,000. General Aggregate
$1,000,000. Products
$1,000,000. Personal Injury
$1,000,000. Each Occurrence
$50,000. Fire Damage
$5,000. Medical Expense

    Important!

    a. The contractor must present to the Co-op Member an insurance certificate
       in the above types and amounts before any work or service begins.

    b. The contractor must include the following clause on the insurance certificate.
“                                       is named as an additional insured”
       Co-op Member
       The Contractor shall at all times hold and save harmless the MRESC
       and Co-op Members, representatives, and employees of the MRESC and Co-op
       Members against any and all suits, claims, costs, charges, and expense by reason
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       of any damages or claims for damages arising from the negligence of the
       contractor, his agents, representatives and employees. The Contractor is to assume
       all liability of every sort incident to the work, including property damage caused
       by him/her or his/her men/women or by any subcontractor employed by him/her or
       any of the subcontractor’s men/women.

        OTHER INSURANCES:
        WORKERS COMPENSATION Evidence of adequate Workers Compensation
        Insurance as required by the laws of the State of New Jersey and the United
        States, must be available for perusal. The minimum limits are the following,
        unless a greater amount is required by law:

       Bodily Injury by Accident      $ 500,000. Each Accident
       Bodily Injury by Disease             500,000. Policy Limit
       Bodily Injury by Disease             500,000. Each Employee
       Contract Liability                    Same as General Liability
       Automobile Liability                 $1,000,000 Per Occurrence

27. INTERPRETATIONS AND ADDENDA (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21(c-2))

No interpretation of the meaning of the specifications will be made to any bidder orally.
Every request for such interpretations should be made in writing to the Purchasing Agent
and must be received at least fifteen (15) business days prior to the date fixed for the
opening of bids to be given consideration. Any and all interpretations and any
supplemental instructions will be distributed in the form of written addenda to the
specifications. The addenda will be provided in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-
21(c-2) to the bidder by certified mail, certified fax, email with receipt no later than
seven (7) days, Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays excepted prior to the date for acceptance
of the bids. All addenda so issued shall become part of the contract document. If
addenda are issued, the bidder shall submit a form acknowledging receipt. The MRESC
shall not be bound by any representations whether oral or written, made at any meeting,
phone conversation, e-mail, fax, etc., unless the representations are in incorporated in
writing and become part of the bid specifications and/or any addenda. All Bidders shall
acknowledge all addenda receive through the appropriate Acknowledgement of Addenda
form.




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28. LIABILITY – COPYRIGHT

The contractor (vendor) shall hold and save the MRESC and Co-op Members, its officials
and employees, harmless from liability of any nature or kind for or on account of the use
of any copyrighted or uncopyrighted composition, secret process, patented or unpatented
invention, article or appliance furnished or used in the performance of his contract.

29. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

The contractor agrees to substantially complete this public works project to the complete
satisfaction of the MRESC/Co-op Member by the stated contract completion date or
within the number of working days so specified in the contract.

Failure to complete the project within the specified time frame or contract completion
date shall lead to the MRESC or Co-op Member assessing liquidated damages against
the contractor in accordance with and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-41 and 18A:18A-19.

For each calendar day thereafter that the work included under this contract remains
uncompleted in accordance with the provision of the contract or not completed to the
satisfaction of the MRESC/Co-op Member, the MRESC/Co-op Member may assess
liquidated damages as follows:
      Amount of Contract                             Liquidated Damages
                Range of Amount
     $   20,000 and less than $ 50,000              $     100.00 per calendar day
         50,001 and less than $ 100,000                   150.00 per calendar day
        100,001 and less than $ 250,000                   250.00 per calendar day
        251,001 and less than $ 500,000                   500.00 per calendar day
        500,000 and less than $1,000.00                 1,000.00 per calendar day
      1,000,000 and over                                1,250.00 per calendar day

The MRESC or Co-op Member shall assess liquidated damages by deducting the amount
from monies which may due or become due to the contract.

The MRESC/Co-op Member shall also assess the contractor additional damages for costs
the MRESC/Co-op Member may incur because each day the project remains
uncompleted. These costs include but are not limited to:
    Construction management fees
    Architect/engineer fees
    District administrative costs
    Any inspector or inspectors necessarily employed by the
     MRESC/Co-op Member
    Education on the work, for any number of days in excess of the
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       number allowed in the specifications

The MRESC shall also assess against all monies owed to the contractor, liquidated
damages for the violation of any terms and conditions of the contract or agreement by the
contractor or the failure to perform said contract or agreement in accordance with its
terms and conditions or the terms or conditions of the “Public Schools Contracts Law,”
in accordance with and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-19 and 18A:18A-41.

30. MAINTENANCE BONDS                  Required         Not Required

When required by the Co-op Member, the successful contractor shall furnish a
Maintenance Bond for the total sum of the contract price, indemnifying the MRESC and
or Co-op Member against defects in construction for a period of one (1) year after the
completion of the work, general wear and tear excepted.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the successful contractor shall indemnify
and hold harmless the MRESC and/or Co-op Member from and against all losses, costs,
damages and expenses, whatsoever, which the MRESC/Co-op Member may suffer or
compelled to pay by reason of the failure of the successful contractor to indemnify the
MRESC/Co-op Member against defects in construction for a period of one (1) year after
the completion of the work.

31. Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission, referred to as (MRESC)

32. NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT (N.J.S.A. 2A:93-6)

A notarized Non-Collusion Affidavit must be submitted with the bid.

33. NOTICE (AUTHORIZATION) TO PROCEED (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-36(b))

The contractor shall not perform any work, or provide any services, materials, supplies
until a Notice (Authorization) to Proceed is received from the MRESC/Co-op Member
(N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-36(b)).

The MRESC/Co-op Member only recognizes the receipt by the contractor of an
approved signed purchase order as a Notice to Proceed. No word of mouth, phone, fax,
e-mail, letter or other form of communication to proceed is a valid Notice to Proceed.




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34. PAYMENTS

Every effort will be made to pay vendors and contractors within thirty (30) to sixty (60)
days provided the MRESC receives the appropriate documentation including but not
limited to:

 signed voucher by vendor
 packing slips
 invoices

Payment will be rendered upon completion of services or delivery of full order to the
satisfaction of the MRESC Co-op Member, unless otherwise agreed to by written
contract or mandated by State Law*. The MRESC/Co-op Member may, at its discretion
may make partial payments.

All payments are subject to approval by the MRESC/Co-op Member at a public meeting.
Payment may be delayed from time to time depending on the Board meeting schedule.

* See NJSA 18A:18A-40.1--Public Works Contracts

35. PAYMENT, PARTIAL, WITHHOLDING AND PROMPT

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-40.1, if the contract exceeds $100,000, partial payment
shall be made to the contract at least once per month. As per N.J.S.A. 18:18A-40.3
Percentage to be Withheld, the MRESC/Co-op Member shall withhold two per cent (2%)
of the amount due on each partial payment pending completion of the contract when the
outstanding balance exceeds $500,000 and five per cent (5%) of the amount due when
the outstanding balance is $500,000 or less.

Contracts under $100,000, shall be paid as a lump sum upon completing project to the
complete satisfaction of the MRESC/Co-op Member.

The MRESC/Co-op Member will provide payment in accordance with the “Prompt
Payment” law as codified in N.J.S.A. 2A:30A-1 et. seq. All payments to contractors are
subject to approval by the Board at a public meeting.




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36. PERFORMANCE BOND/CONTRACT AMOUNT

    A. The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance, Payment and Completion
       Bond in a sum of at least one hundred percent (100%) of the total amount
       payable by the terms of his Contract if requested by the Co-op Member. Such
       bond shall be in the form required by Statute.

    B.    Such bond shall further carry a stipulation that no advance, premature, excessive
          or delayed payments by the Owner shall in any way affect the
          obligation of the Surety on its bond.

    C.    Such bond shall further stipulate that no payments made to the Contractor, nor
          partial or entire use of occupancy of the work by the Owner shall be an
          acceptance of any work or materials not in accordance with this Contract and the
          Surety shall be equally bound to the same extent as the Contractor.

    D. It is expressly stipulated that the Surety for the Contractor on the project shall be
       obligated to make periodic inquiries of the Owner at reasonable times, to
       determine whether its Principal has performed or was performing the Contract in
       accordance with all of its terms and conditions, particularly in relation to the
       progress payments scheduled under said Contract with the Owner.

    E.    In the event the Contractor defaults or fails to perform or finish the work
          prescribed under the Contract for any reason whatsoever, it shall become the
          unqualified obligation the Surety for the defaulting contractor to complete the
          Contract in accordance with its terms following receipt of notice from the owner
          of such default.

    F.    Successful bidder shall execute formal contract with the Commission in the form
          required and in such number of counterparts as the Commission may request.

    G. Such Performance, Payment and Completion Bond shall be furnished and such
       Contracts shall be executed and delivered by the successful bidder within ten
       (10) days after the receipt by the successful bidder of notice accepting his bid by
       the Co-op Member.




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    H. The MRESC/Co-op Member will only accept performance bonds from surety
       companies that are licensed and qualified to do business in the State of New
       Jersey.
          Please note: The name, address, and phone number of the Bond Underwriter as
          well as the Bond Number shall be included with all bonds submitted to the Co-
          op Member.

37. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE –REQUIREMENTS
     Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.3 (a14) please note the following:

Award of Contract -- Reportable Contributions -- N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.3 (a2)
  “No board of education will vote upon or award any contract in the amount of
  $17,500 or greater to any business entity which has made a contribution reportable
  by the recipient under P.L.1973, c83 (codified at N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et. seq.) to a
  member of the board of education during the preceding one year period.”

Contributions during Term of Contract – Prohibited -- N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.3 (a 2, 3)
  “Contributions reportable by the recipient under P.L. 1973, c83 (codified at N.J.S.A.
  19:44A-1 et. seq.) to any member of the school board from any business entity doing
  business with the school district are prohibited during the term of the contract.”

    “When a business entity referred in 4.1(e) is a natural person, contribution by that
   person’s spouse or child that resides therewith, shall be deemed to be a contribution
   by the business entity. When a business entity is other than a natural person, a
   contribution by any person or other business entity having an interest therein shall be
   deemed to be a contribution by the business entity.”

Chapter 271 Political Contribution Disclosure Form – Required -- N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.3 (a4)
  All Bidders shall submit with their bid package a completed and signed Chapter 271
  Political Contribution Disclosure Form. The Chapter 271 form will be reviewed by
  the district to determine whether the vendor is in compliance with the
  aforementioned N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-6.3 (a2) Award of Contract.

POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT – PAY TO PLAY
A business entity as defined by law is advised of its responsibility to file an annual
disclosure statement on political contributions with the New Jersey Election Law
Enforcement Commission pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.13 (P.L. 2005 Chapter 271
section 3) if the business entity receives contracts in excess of $50,000 from public
entities in a calendar year. It is the business entity’s responsibility to determine if filing

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is necessary. Additional information on this requirement is available from the New
Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission at 1-888-313-3532 or at www.elec.nj.us

38. PRE-BID MEETINGS

The pre-bid meeting is an important part of the bidding process. It allows all Bidders to
have an equal understanding of the procurement requirements and of the scope of work
involved. Although pre-bid meetings are not mandatory, all potential Bidders are
strongly encouraged to attend. Please review the General Specifications to determine if
a pre-bid meeting is applicable. Any or all changes to the bid specifications discussed as
a result of the pre-Bid Meeting will be formalized in the form of any written addenda to
the specifications and distributed in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A-21(c-2).

39. PRE-QUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS

     A. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-26, 27 et seq., all Bidders on any contract for
        public works which the entire cost of the contract exceeds $20,000, must be
        pre-qualified by the Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management
        and Construction, as to charter and amount of public work on which they may
        submit bids. No person shall be qualified to bid on any public work contract
        with the Commission if he has not submitted a statement to the Department of
        Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction which fully
        develops the financial ability, adequacy of plant and equipment, organization and
        prior experience of the prospective bidder, and such other pertinent and material
        facts, within a period of one year preceding the date of opening of the bids for
        such contract.

     B. Every pre-qualified Bidder must submit with his proposal, a notarized affidavit
        setting forth the type of work and the amount of work for which he has been
        qualified, that there has been no material adverse change in his qualification
        information, the total amount of completed work on contracts at the time and
        date of the classification. Any bid not including a copy of this affidavit shall be
        rejected as being non-responsive to bid requirements. (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-32)

     C. Bidders shall furnish satisfactory evidence that he and his subcontractors have
        sufficient means and experience in the type of work to complete the project in
        accordance with the bid specifications. A subcontractor listing and bidder’s
        personnel and experience sheet shall be submitted to the MRESC as part of the
        bidding documents. Where the Bidder intends to subcontract any portion of the
        project, the cost of which will exceed $20,000.00, the sub-contractor shall be
        pre-qualified to perform the work and the bidder shall submit the requisite
        documentation pertaining to the sub-contractor in accordance with Paragraphs A
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         and B above. The MRESC may make such additional investigations as it deems
         necessary to determine the ability, competence and financial responsibility of the
         bidder to perform their work. The bidder shall furnish the MRESC with the
         information and data for this purpose upon request. The MRESC reserves the
         right to reject any bid if the information fails to establish to the MRESC’s
         satisfaction that the bidder is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the
         contract and to complete the work contemplated here.

     D. Notice Of Classification For Contracts Exceeding $20,000) (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-
        27 et. seq.)
             Each Bidder shall submit with his/her bid a copy of a valid and active Pre -
             Qualification/Classification letter issued by the Department of
             Transportation or the Department of Treasury, Division of Property
             Management and Construction as appropriate to the nature of the bid. Any
             bid submitted to a school/Commission under the terms of New Jersey
             Statutes not including a copy of a valid and active pre-
             qualification/classification letter shall be rejected as being non-responsive
             to bid requirements.

 “The MRESC/Co-op Member, through its authorized agent, shall upon completion
of the contract report to the State agency listed on the pre-qualification/
classification letter as to the contractor’s performance and shall furnish such
report from time to time during performance if the contractor is then in default”.

    E. Uncompleted Contracts (For Contracts Exceeding $20,000) (N.J.A.C. 17:19-
2.12)
        The MRESC also requires that each bidder submit with his bid a certified Total
        Amount of Uncompleted Contracts form as prescribed by law.

    F. Prequalification Affidavit (For Contracts Exceeding $20,000)
        Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-32, every bidder shall submit with his bid a
        prequalification affidavit.

40. PREVAILING WAGES: CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS
The State of New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 Laws of 1963 with
applicable wage rates by County as published by the Department of Labor and
Workforce Development in conformance with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56:25, is hereby made a
part of these Contract Documents. Copies of these wage rates may be obtained from the
State Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and/or viewed at
www.state.nj.us/labor, the Prevailing Wages Determination Section.
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Contractor agrees to submit to the Co-op Member, a certified payroll for each payroll
period within ten (10) days of the payment of wages. Contractor further agrees that no
payments will be made to the Contractor if certified payrolls are not received. It is the
Contractor's responsibility to insure timely receipt by the district of certified payrolls.

Before final payment, the contractor shall furnish the Co-op Member with an affidavit
stating that all workmen have been paid the prevailing rate of wages in accordance with
Federal requirements. The contractor shall keep an accurate record showing the name,
craft, or trade and actual hourly rate of wages paid to each worker employed by him/her
in connection with this work. Each Contractor and Subcontractor shall submit Manning
Reports showing all information noted above on a weekly basis to the Owner. Upon
request, the Contractor(s) and each Subcontractor shall file written statements certifying
to the amounts then due and owing to any and all workers for wages due on account of
the work. The statements shall be verified by the oaths of the Contractor or
Subcontractor, as the case may be.

The contractor shall post the prevailing wage rates for each craft and classification
involved in the work, including the effective date of any changes thereof, in prominent
and easily accessible places at the Site of the work and in such place or places as used to
pay workmen their wages. (Reference 18A:7G-23)

The bidder shall submit a Prevailing Wages Certification as provided in the bid package
with their bid package.

41. QUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS - Contractor Questionnaire Certification Form

The MRESC may make such investigations as it seems necessary to determine the ability
of the bidder to perform the terms of the contract. The Bidder shall complete a
Contractor Questionnaire Certification Form and return same with the bid and shall
furnish all information to the MRESC as the MRESC may require to determine the
contractor’s ability to perform the duties and obligations as outlined in these
specifications.

42. RENEWAL OF CONTRACT; AVAILABILITY AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS

The MRESC may, at its discretion, request that a contract be renewed in full accordance
with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-42. The School Business Administrator may negotiate terms for
a renewal of contract proposal and present such negotiated proposal to the Board. The
Board is the final authority in awarding renewals of contracts. All multi-year contracts
and renewals are subject to the availability and appropriation annually of sufficient funds
as may be needed to meet the extended obligation.
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43. STOCKHOLDERS’ DISCLOSURE (N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2)

All Bidders are hereby notified that every corporation and partnership, according to the
provision of Chapter 33, Laws of 1977 of the State of New Jersey, must submit a
statement prior to the receipt of the bid or accompanying the bid, setting forth the names
and addresses of all stockholders in the corporation or partnership who own 10% or
more of its stock, of any class or of all partners in the partnership, who own 10% or
greater interest herein, as the case may be. If one or more such stockholder or partner is
itself a corporation or partnership, the stockholders holding 10% or more of that
corporation’s stock, or the individual partners 10% or greater interest in that partnership,
as the case may be, shall also be listed. The disclosure shall be continued until names
and addresses of every non-corporate stockholder, and individual partner, exceeding the
10% ownership criteria established in this act, has been listed.

44. SUBCONTRACTING: Subcontractor Disclosure Statement

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-18(b) any bidder who bids for the overall contract and
who will subcontract the following work:

             Plumbing and gas fitting work and all kindred work;
             Heating and ventilating systems and equipment;
             Electrical work;
             Structural steel and ornamental iron work;
shall identify the subcontractor that will be used on the form provided.
          Qualified Subcontractors
          If the cost of the work done by the subcontractors exceeds $20,000.00, then said
          contractor shall be qualified in accordance with Article 6 N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27
          et. Seq. The bidder shall supply proof that the subcontractor is qualified by
          submitting with the bid the subcontractor’s:
                Notice of Classification Form
                Total Amount of Uncompleted Contractor’s Form b- Certified

          Other Subcontractors
          The MRESC acting in its best interests desires to be aware of all subcontractors
          who work on projects for the Co-op Members. With this in mind the MRESC
          requires that all prime contractors identify all subcontractors that will be used
          on the job.

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    Documents to be Submitted: All Subcontractors
    The prime contractor (Bidders) who will be using a subcontractor on any part of this
    bid shall identify the subcontractor(s) on the appropriate form and submit with the
    bid package the following subcontractor documents:

                 SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
      Estimated Value of            Documents of Subcontract to be Submitted
      Contract – Subcontractor      With Bid

      $2,000 through $4,349         Contractor’s Registration Certificate
      $4,350 through $17,499        Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
      $17,500 through $19,999       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                    Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                    Disclosure Form
      $20,000 or more               Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                    New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                    Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                    Disclosure Form
                                    Notice of Classification
                                    Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts

45. SUBCONTRACTING: PROHIBITIONS: HOLD HARMLESS

Prime contractors, with whom the MRESC/Co-op Members have an executed contract,
may not subcontract any part of any work done for the MRESC/Co-op Members without
first receiving written approval from the Co-op Member.

       Subcontractors Prohibited to Sub Contract
       It is the responsibility of the prime contractor to ensure that no subcontractor
               who has received written permission to do work for the MRESC/Co-op
       Members, subcontracts any of its/their work without first receiving written
       approval from the prime contractor and the Co-op Member or their designee.



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       The prime contractor assumes all responsibility for work performed by
       subcontractors. The prime contractor must also provide to the Co-op Member the
       following documents secured from all approved subcontractors:

       • Insurance Certificate as outlined in the bid specifications;
       • Affirmative Action Evidence as outlined in the bid specifications;
       • Written certification that the subcontractor shall adhere to prevailing wages
          as provided through New Jersey State Law;
       • Evidence of Performance Security;
       • Documents listed in the Subcontractor Document Submissions list.

In cases of subcontracting, the Co-op Member shall pay the prime contractor. It is the
sole responsibility of the prime contractor to ensure that all subcontractors are paid. The
MRESC/Co-op Member shall not be responsible for payments to subcontractors and
shall be held harmless against any or all claims generated against prime contractors for
non payment to subcontractors.

The MRESC/Co-op Members shall pay subcontractors directly only when the following
conditions are met:

       A. The prime contractor has been awarded the bid for all the work and
       materials required to complete the building in a single overall contract.

       B. The prime contractor identified submits to the Co-op member a
              • Certification that all materials, supplies have been supplied and all
                 work has been completed by the subcontractor.
              • Certification of the amount due to the subcontractor.

Penalties

The MRESC/Co-op Members shall deduct the amount of $1,000.00 (one thousand
dollars) per day as a penalty, for each day a prime contractor uses a subcontractor
without first receiving written permission from the Co-op Member.

46. TAXES
As a New Jersey governmental entity, the MRESC and Co-op Members are exempt from
the requirements under New Jersey state sales and use tax (N.J.S. 54:32B-1 et. seq.), and
does not pay any sales or use taxes. Bidders should note that they are expected to
comply with the provisions of said statute and the rules and regulations promulgated
thereto to qualify them for examinations and reference to any and all labor, services,
materials and supplies furnished to the MRESC and Co-op Members. Contractors may
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not use the MRESC or Co-op Members tax exempt status to purchase supplies, materials,
service or equipment.

47. TERMINATION OF CONTRACT

If the MRESC determines that the contractor has failed to comply with the terms and
conditions of the bid and/or proposal upon which the issuance of the contract is based or
that the contractor has failed to perform said service, duties and or responsibilities in a
timely, proper, professional and/or efficient manner, then the MRESC shall have the
authority to terminate the contract upon written notice setting forth the reason for
termination and effective date of termination.

Termination by the MRESC of the contract does not absolve the contractor from
potential liability for damages caused the Co-op Member by the contractor’s breach of
this agreement. The Co-op Member may withhold payment due the contractor and apply
same towards damages once established. The MRESC will act diligently in accordance
with governing statutes to mitigate damages. Damages may include the additional cost
of procuring said services or goods from other sources.

The contractor further agrees to indemnify and hold the MRESC or Co-op Member
harmless from any liability to subcontractors or suppliers concerning work performed or
goods provided arising out of the lawful termination of this agreement.

48. WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS
BEFORE THE BID OPENING: The Purchasing Agent may consider a written request
from a bidder to withdraw a bid if the written request is received by the Purchasing Agent
before the advertised time of the bid opening. Any bidder who has been granted
permission by the Purchasing Agent to have his/her bid withdrawn cannot re-submit a bid
for the same advertised bid project. That bidder shall also be disqualified from future
bidding on the same project if the project is re-bid.

AFTER THE BID OPENING: The MRESC may consider a written request from a
bidder to withdraw a bid, if the written request is received by the Purchasing Agent
within five (5) business days after the bid opening. A request to withdraw a bid after the
specified number of days will not be honored.

The contractor/vendor who wishes to withdraw a bid must provide a certification
supported by written factual evidence that an error or omission was made by the
contractor and that the error or omission was a substantial computational error or an
unintentional omission or both.

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The request to withdraw a bid after the bid opening may be reviewed by the Purchasing
Agent and other interested administrators; and the Architect of Record for the project (if
necessary) and/or the Board Attorney and a recommendation will be made to the MRESC.
If the Board grants permission to have the bid withdrawn the contractor/vendor shall be
disqualified from bidding on the same project if the project is re-bid. If the
contractor/vendor fails to meet the burden of proof to have the bid withdrawn the request
to withdraw the bid will be denied and if the contractor/vendor fails to execute the
contract the bid guarantee will be forfeited and become property of the MRESC.




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                                        EXHIBIT B
      MANDATORY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LANGUAGE
                 N.J.S.A 10:5-31 et seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27
                            CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:
The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable, will not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
disability, nationality or sex. Except with respect to affectional or sexual orientation and
gender identity or expression, the contractor will ensure that equal employment
opportunity is afforded to such applicants in recruitment and employment, and that
employees are treated during employment, without regard to their age, race, creed, color,
national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, disability, nationality or sex. Such equal employment opportunity shall
include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or
transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or
other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The
contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants
for employment, notices to be provided by the Public Agency Compliance Officer setting
forth provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable will, in all solicitations or
advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor, state that all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age,
race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

The contractor or subcontractor, where applicable, will send to each labor union or
representative of workers with which it has a collective bargaining agreement or other
contract or understanding, a notice, to be pro- vided by the agency contracting officer
advising the labor union or workers' representative of the contractor's commitments
under this act and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to
employees and applicants for employment.

The contractor or subcontractor where applicable, agrees to comply with any regulations
promulgated by the Treasurer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5-31et seq., as amended and
supplemented from time to time and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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When hiring or scheduling workers in each construction trade, the contractor or
subcontractor agrees to make good faith efforts to employ minority and women workers
in each construction trade consistent with the targeted employment goal prescribed by
N.J.A.C. 17:27-7.2; provided, however, that the Division may, in its discretion, exempt a
contractor or subcontractor from compliance with the good faith procedures prescribed
by the following provisions, A, B and C, as long as the Division is satisfied that the
contractor or subcontractor is employing workers provided by a union which provides
evidence, in accordance with standards prescribed by the Division ,that its percentage of
active “card carrying” members who are minority and women workers is equal to or
greater than the targeted employment goal established in accordance with N.J.A.C.
17:27-7.2.

The contractor or subcontractor agrees that a good faith effort shall include compliance
with the following procedures:
(A). If the contractor or subcontractor has a referral agreement or arrangement with a
union for a construction trade, the contractor or subcontractor shall, within three
business days of the contract award, seek assurances from the union that it will cooperate
with the contractor or subcontractor as it fulfills its affirmative action obligations under
this contract and in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Treasurer pursuant to
N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq., as supplemented and amended from time to time and the
Americans with Disabilities Act. If the contractor or subcontractor is unable to obtain
said assurances from the construction trade union at least five business days prior to the
commencement of construction work, the contractor or subcontractor agrees to afford
equal employment opportunities to minority and women workers directly, consistent
with this chapter. If the contractor's or subcontractor's prior experience with a
construction trade union, regardless of whether the union has provided said assurances,
indicates a significant possibility that the trade union will not refer sufficient minority
and women workers consistent with affording equal employment opportunities as
specified in this chapter, the contractor or subcontractor agrees to be prepared to provide
such opportunities to minority and women workers directly, consistent with this chapter,
by complying with the procedures pre- scribed under p)below; and the contractor or
subcontractor further agrees to take said action immediately if it determines or is so
notified by the Division that the union is not referring minority and women workers
consistent with the equal employment opportunity goals set forth in this chapter.

(B). If good faith efforts to meet targeted employment goals have not or cannot be met
for each construction trade by adhering to the procedures of (A) above, or if the
contractor does not have a referral agreement or arrangement with a union for a
construction trade, the contractor or subcontractor agrees to take the following actions:


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(1). To notify the public agency compliance officer, the Division, and minority and
women referral organizations listed by the Division pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:27-5.3, of its
workforce needs, and request referral of minority and women workers;

(2). To notify any minority and women workers who have been listed with it as awaiting
available vacancies;
 (3). Prior to commencement of work, to request that the local construction trade union
refer minority and women workers to fill job openings, provided the contractor or
subcontractor has a referral agreement or arrangement with a union for the construction
trade;

(4). To leave standing requests for additional referral to minority and women workers
with the local construction trade union, provided the contractor or subcontractor has a
referral agreement or arrangement with a union for the construction trade, the State
Training and Employment Service and other approved referral sources in the area;

(5). If it is necessary to lay off some of the workers in a given trade on the construction
site, layoffs shall be conducted in compliance with the equal employment opportunity
and non-discrimination standards set forth in this regulation, as well as with applicable
Federal and State court decisions;

(6). To adhere to the following procedure when minority and women workers apply or
are referred to the con tractor or subcontractor:
    (i) If said individuals have never previously received any document or certification
    signifying a level of qualification lower than that required in order to perform the
    work of the construction trade, the contractor or subcontractor shall in good faith
    determine the qualifications of such individuals. The contractor or subcontractor
    shall hire or schedule those individuals who satisfy appropriate qualification
    standards in conformity with the equal employment opportunity and non-
    discrimination principles set forth in this chapter. However, a contractor or
    subcontractor shall determine that the individual at least possesses the requisite
    skills, and experience recognized by a union, apprentice program or a referral
    agency, provided the referral agency is acceptable to the Division. If necessary, the
    contractor or subcontractor shall hire or schedule minority and women workers who
    qualify as trainees pursuant to these rules. All of the requirements, however, are
    limited by the provisions of (C) below.
    (ii). The name of any interested women or minority individual shall be maintained on
    a waiting list, and shall be considered for employment as described in paragraph (i)
    above, whenever vacancies occur. At the request of
    the Division, the contractor or subcontractor shall provide evidence of its good faith
    efforts to employ women and minorities from the list to fill vacancies.
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    (iii). If, for any reason, said contractor or subcontractor determines that a minority
    individual or a woman is not qualified or if the individual qualifies as an advanced
    trainee or apprentice, the contractor or subcontractor shall inform the individual in
    writing of the reasons for the determination, maintain a copy of the determination in
    its files, and send a copy to the public agency compliance officer and to the Division.

(7). To keep a complete and accurate record of all requests made for the referral of
workers in any trade covered by the contract, on forms made available by the Division
and submitted promptly to the Division upon request.

( C ). The contractor or subcontractor agrees that nothing contained in (B) above shall
preclude the contractor or subcontractor from complying with the union hiring hall or
apprenticeship policies in any applicable collective bargaining agreement or union hiring
hall arrangement, and, where required by custom or agreement, it shall send journeymen
and trainees to the union for referral, or to the apprenticeship program for admission,
pursuant to such agreement or arrangement. However, where the practices of a union or
apprenticeship program will result in the exclusion of minorities and women or the
failure to refer minorities and women consistent with the targeted county employment
goal, the contractor or subcontractor shall consider for employment persons referred
pursuant to (B) above without regard to such agreement or arrangement; provided
further, however, that the contractor or subcontractor shall not be required to employ
women and minority advanced trainees and trainees in numbers which result in the
employment of advanced trainees and trainees as a percentage of the total workforce for
the construction trade, which percentage significantly exceeds the apprentice to journey
worker ratio specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreement, or in the
absence of a collective bargaining agreement ,exceeds the ratio established by practice in
the area for said construction trade. Also, the contractor or subcontractor agrees that, in
implementing the procedures of (B) above it shall, where applicable, employ minority
and women workers residing within the geographical jurisdiction of the union.

After notification of award, but prior to signing a construction contract, the contractor
shall submit to the public agency compliance officer and the Division an initial project
workforce report (Form AA 201) provided to the public agency by the Division for
distribution to and completion by the contractor, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-7.
The contractor also agrees to submit a copy of the Monthly Project Workforce Report
once a month thereafter for the duration of this contract to the Division and to the public
agency compliance officer.

The contractor agrees to cooperate with the public agency in the payment of budgeted
funds, as is necessary, for on-the-job and/or off-the-job programs for outreach and
training of minorities and women.

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The contractor and its subcontractors shall furnish such reports or other documents to the
Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance as may be
requested by the Division from time to time in order to carry out the purposes of these
regulations, and public agencies shall furnish such information as may be requested by
the Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance for
conducting a compliance investigation pursuant to Subchapter 10 of the
Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 17:27.




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      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION




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                                    Bid Number: MRESC 10/11-12

         PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, SURFACING MATERIALS, SITE
       FURNISHINGS OUTDOOR CIRCUIT TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND
                       RELATED PRODUCTS

                                  Bid Opening: 10:30 a.m., June 16, 2010

                           Optional Pre-bid meeting: 10:30 a.m., May 25, 2010

                  Bid opening and Optional Pre-bid meeting will be held at the MRESC offices,
                               1660 Stelton Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854


                                             SPECIFICATIONS


SCOPE OF BID DEFINITION OF PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES

Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission (MRESC) is conducting this bid for use by the MRESC
and the members of the MRESC Co-operative Pricing System (MRESC Co-op Members, Members). This bid
will allow for Members to purchase individual playground apparatus, full playgrounds, playground surfacing,
outdoor circuit training equipment, site furnishings, installation and all associated products and services. The
criteria on which this Request for Bid (RFB) will be evaluated is the percentage discount off nationally
recognized catalog price of the bidder, along with installation price to be stated as a percentage of the discount
price of the equipment quoted. Surfacing materials will be evaluated on an installed square foot or by cubic yard
for loose material. The bidder may group the product and installation by categories of their choosing to offer the
best values to the MRESC and our Co-op Members.
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All equipment and surfacing materials installation and upgrades offered by bidders in this RFB must meet or
exceed the following standards, guidelines and law: currently proposed 2008 edition of the United States
Consumer Product Safety Commission “Handbook for Public Playground Safety” (HPPS ) Pub. No. 325.
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf All equipment, materials, surfacing, design and installation must
adhere to all applicable IPMA Standards for ASTM compliant products and practices. Any variations must be
noted. Additionally all bidders will comply with the New Jersey Playground Subcode 5:23-11.1 substituting
“HPPS 1997” with the currently proposed HPPS 2008 edition.
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/rec/pdf/recplaygroundsafety.pdf

It is expected that bidders for playground systems will be proficient in the design of playgrounds. Those bidders
responding to furnish full turnkey packages are asked to design five sample playground designs with specifics as
to age range, site dimensions, apparatus, and surfacing have been included. If a bidder’s product lines include
outdoor circuit training equipment they are asked to submit a design for this type of installation. Bidders are to
submit designs and pricing for each of the scenarios.

Bidders responding to Surfacing or Site Furnishing components of this bid alone and do not offer design as part
of their service need not submit the design iterations. The intent is to award to the respondent(s) that offer the
best value for quality products offered.

Bidders are expected to propose the broadest possible selection of Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials,
Site Furnishings, Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment and Related Products and Services that they offer
commercially. Bidders may also elect to bid on only Playground Equipment or Playground Surfacing, Outdoor
Circuit Training Equipment, other Related Products or Site Furnishings, independently.

This solicitation provides MRESC Co-op Members with options of turnkey solutions and individual products to
meet their various playground needs. Therefore, the Bidders should have demonstrated experience in providing
and installing the Products and Services as defined in this RFB, including but not limited to the following:

1) Playground Equipment - A complete and comprehensive catalog of all park and playground equipment (for
all ages) including, but not limited to, complete systems, stand-alone activities, system components, replacement
parts and related accessories available from the Bidder.

2) Surfacing Materials - A complete and comprehensive catalog of all park and playground surfacing materials
available from the Bidder.

3) Site Furnishings and other Playground Related Products - A complete and comprehensive catalog of all
site furnishings such as, but not limited to, benches, picnic tables, shelters, shade structures, planters and other
related site furnishings available from the Bidder. Plus any additional product lines including, but not limited to,
equipment for water parks and skate parks.

4) Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment–
A complete and comprehensive catalog of outdoor circuit training equipment that is designed for improvement in
cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscle-building, and flexibility/balance that is available from the bidder.

5) Services - The complete range of services available from the Bidder such as, but not limited to, installation,
design, layout, repair and/or maintenance, removal, disposal, and any other related services to provide customer
support


All work and products must comply with the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility
Guidelines (ADAAG)
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MRESC is committed to providing equipment designed to be used by and/or be accessible to mobility/limited or
sight impaired individuals. To this end, manufacturers and or Bidders are required to follow the current ADAAG
guidelines for accessible play areas. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

       At least 50% of all elevated play components on a composite structure must be accessible.

       Accessible ground level play components must be provided in a number at least equal to 50% of the total
        number of elevated play components on the composite.

       At least one of each type of ground level components must be an accessible play component.

       A composite play unit with 1-19 play components must have a minimum of 50% of the elevated
        components accessible by means of a transfer system or ramp.

       A composite play unit with 20 or more play components must have a minimum of 50% of the accessible
        elevated play components accessible by a ramp. No more than 50% of the accessible elevated play
        components may be accessible by a transfer system. If 50% of the elevated play components are
        accessible by means of a ramp, a transfer system is not required (50% of the total elevated components
        must be accessible).

       Transfer platforms must have a level surface 14 inches minimum in depth and 24 inches minimum in
        width and be 11 inches to 18 inches maximum above the ground.

       Transfer steps are required to be the same minimum size as the transfer platform.
        The maximum height allowed for a transfer step is 8 inches.

       The reach range requirements for ages 5 through 12 (Grades K-5) are not more than 40 inches high and
        not lower than 18 inches. For ages 2 through 5 (pre-K), the reach ranges are not more than 36 inches high
        and not lower than 20 inches.

       Transfer supports and accessible play components as described in the proposed rule required.

1. Playground Equipment
Bidders are requested to submit their complete and comprehensive catalog of all park and playground equipment
(for all ages) including, but not limited to, complete systems, stand-alone activities, system, replacement parts
and related accessories.

         1.1 Bidders are requested to quote their complete catalogs of products. Products will be offered at a
discount off nationally recognized list price. Installation shall be quoted as a percentage of the discounted
product price offered. MRESC Co-op Members may purchase individual products with or without installation.
Bidders can present differing percentage discounts off different classifications of products or by sub
classification for products by the same manufacturers.

         1.2 Quality of products will be judged compared to price. Specifications of the component parts of
equipment bid will be compared for quality. Longevity, safety and durability are the objectives. Quality will be
the criteria for selection and will be judged by the following:
         1.2.1 Gauge of steel or thickness of aluminum extrusion; where two products are of similar function and
design the thicker gauge of steel or aluminum extrusion will be deemed higher quality.
         1.2.2 Connector parts shall be judged on robustness.
         1.2.3 Component parts will be judged on outside diameter of tubes and gage of steel used. Larger
diameter and heavier wall is judged to be more durable.
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        1.2.3 Attachment of parts: bolt through attachments will have preference over clamp on attachments.
        1.2.4 Decks of similar size will be judged on gage of steel used and quality of coating to meet the
purpose. The heavier gauge and more durable coating will be recommended over lighter and less durable.
        1.2.5 Coating of surfaces: Electrostatic powder coating thickness and thickness of PVC and other
coatings will be judged for durability and potential wear. Bidders will disclose benefits of proprietary coatings or
commercially available coatings used and benefits of their coatings over potential competition.
        1.2.6 Plastic inserts and parts will be judged on thickness and product warrantee as to durability and
resistance to fading due to sun exposure.

1.3. Replacement Parts.
Bidder must stock replacement parts for a minimum of 15 years on all play systems and provide parts within two
(2) weeks (14 calendar days) from the time an order is placed by the MRESC Co-op Member.


2. Playground Surfacing Material

Materials must meet all guidelines stated in New Jersey Playground Sub Code 5:23 -11.1
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/rec/pdf/recplaygroundsafety.pdf and the USCPS Handbook for Public
Playground Safety, all current applicable ASTM standards, including, but not limited to current ASTM-F1292-
04 as certified by an independent laboratory and conforming to IPEMA safety standards as identified for the
playground industry. Permeability and ADA compliance will be stated for each material offered where
applicable.

Bidders will present a discount of nationally recognized and verifiable manufacturers price lists Bidders will
disclose whether the product offered must be installed by them or can be purchased separately. Pricing will be
stated as dollars per square foot for products that require vendor installation. For bulk items where MRESC Co-
op Members will install product themselves price should be quoted as dollars per cubic yard. If installation is
offered for loose material price quoted for installation will be a percentage of the discounted price offered.

2.1 Mechanically engineered wood fiber safety surfacing material.
Product shall meet or exceed ASTM F1292-04 and F2075-04 as certified by an independent laboratory
conforming to IPEMA safety standards as identified for the playground industry.

2.2 Bonded Rubber Surfacing
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292-04 Impact
Attenuation, ASTM F 1951-08 Accessibility, ASTM 2047-82 Coefficient of Friction, ASTM D 2859
Flammability, and ASTM D 412 Tensile Strength.

2.3 Shredded Rubber Surfacing .
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292-04 Impact
Attenuation, ASTM F 1951 Accessibility when properly compacted, ASTM D 2859 Flammability and shall be
made from 100% recycled rubber tires meeting the ASTM standards for metal wire, toxicity, and water
absorption.

2.4 Poured Rubber Surfacing.
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292-04 Impact
Attenuation, ASTM F 1951-08 Accessibility, ASTM 2047-82 Coefficient of Friction, ASTM D 2859
Flammability, and ASTM D 412 Tensile Strength

2.5 Recycled Rubber Tile Surfacing.
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292-04 Impact
Attenuation, ASTM F 1951-08 and-99 Accessibility when properly installed

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2.6 Synthetic Turf Safety Surfacing.
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292 Impact Attenuation,
ASTM F 1951 Accessibility when properly installed.

2.7 Wear Mats
Product shall meet or exceed IPEMA standards including but not limited to ASTM F 1292-04 Impact Attenuation
and ASTM standards for Coefficient of Friction and permeability.


3 Site Furnishings and other Related Products
Bidders are requested to quote their complete and comprehensive catalog of all site furnishings such as, but not
limited to, benches, picnic tables, shelters, shade structures, planters and other related site furnishings available
from the Bidder. Plus any additional product lines including, but not limited to, equipment for water parks and
skate parks. Products will be offered at a discount off nationally recognized list price. Installation shall be quoted
as a percentage of the discounted product price offered. MRESC Co-op Members may purchase individual
products with or without installation. Bidders can present differing percentage discounts off different
classifications of products or by sub classification for products by the same manufacturers. It is the bidder’s
responsibility to furnish proof of certifications for public use of these products by nationally recognized
independent organization whose purpose is to set quality standards for public use.

3.1 Award for site furnishings will be by Product types and categories of predominant materials used in product
lines. Including but not limited to: recycled plastics, thermoplastics, steel, galvanized and coated, and extruded
aluminum and laminated wood.

3.2 Market Basket Evaluation. In order to fairly evaluate bidders are requested to furnish pricing on the following
specific items from their catalogs. The discount off published list price will be disclosed and the item will be
priced with the list and discount price. The discount will be applied to all items in the submitted catalog unless
the bidder wishes to break down their catalog into sub categories. If this is the case and the bidder utilizes this
breakdown the MRESC will select like items from competing catalog offerings creating a sub-market basket to
determine overall pricing and quality that will best benefit the MRESC Co-op Members. The following items and
item numbers were taken from the websites of potential bidders. These items are for comparison purposes and
are not to be considered favored by the MRESC.
         3.2.1 Park Bench with Back, length 8’, please price with wood. Aluminum and recycled plastic planks.
Include description of frame material and coatings available. (Ultra Play Bollard 961,
http://www.ultraplay.com/shopexd.asp?id=334 )
         3.2.2 Traditional 8’ double sided bicycle rack. (Ultra Play Traditional double sided bike rack, p/n 5900,
http://www.ultraplay.com/shopexd.asp?id=106 )
         3.2.3 Trash receptacle, 32 gallon with liner and lid. (Ultra Play product code PR32
http://www.ultraplay.com/shopexd.asp?id=292
         3.2.4 Dual Pedestal 8’ picnic table, please price with wood. Aluminum and recycled plastic planks.
Include description of frame material and coatings available. Note if can be offered as ADA compliant. (Ultra
Play product code 347, http://www.ultraplay.com/shopexd.asp?id=326
         3.2.5 Mini Shelter, 12’ X 12’, two post design with 4:12 pitch roof. (RCP Shelters product AS -12-2P-04
http://www.rcpshelters.com/ )
         3.2.6 Dougout, 6’ X 24” with 3:12 pitch roof. (RCP Shelters product AS-SS0624-03,
http://www.rcpshelters.com/ )


4 Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment A complete and comprehensive catalog of outdoor circuit training
equipment that is designed for improvement in cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscle-building, and
flexibility/balance that is available from the bidder. Members may purchase products with or without installation.
It is the bidder’s responsibility to furnish proof of certifications for public use of these products by nationally
recognized independent organization whose purpose is to set quality standards for public use.
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4.1 Quality of products will be judged compared to price. Specifications of the component parts of equipment
bid will be compared for quality. Longevity, safety and durability are the objectives. Quality will be the criteria
for selection and will be judged by the following:
         4.1.1 Gauge of steel or thickness of aluminum extrusion; where two products are of similar function and
design the thicker gauge of steel or thicker extrusion will be deemed higher quality.
         4.1.2 Connector parts shall be judged on robustness.
         4.1.3 Component parts will be judged on outside diameter of tubes and gage of steel used. Larger
diameter and heavier wall is judged to be more durable
         4.1.3 Attachment of parts: bolt through attachments will have preference over clamp on attachments.
         4.1.4 Equipment of similar size and function will be judged on gage of steel or thickness of extruded
aluminum used and quality of coating to meet the purpose. The heavier gauge and more durable coating will be
recommended over lighter and less durable.
         4.1.5 Coating of surfaces: Electrostatic powder coating thickness and thickness of PVC and other
coatings will be judged for durability and potential wear. Bidders will disclose benefits of proprietary coatings or
commercially available coatings used and benefits of their coatings over potential competition.

4.2 Market Basket Evaluation. In order to fairly evaluate bidders are requested to furnish pricing on the following
specific items from their catalogs. The discount off published list price will be disclosed and the item will be
priced with the list and discount price. Optional installation will be offered as a percentage of the discounted
price. The discount will be applied to all items in the submitted catalog unless the bidder wishes to break down
their catalog into sub categories. If this is the case and the bidder utilizes this breakdown the MRESC will select
like items from competing catalog offerings creating a sub-market basket to determine overall pricing and quality
that will best benefit the MRESC Co-op Members.
        4.2.1 Balance Beam, TriActive America Model # BABM www.triactiveamerica.com
        4.2.2 Multi Bench, TriActive America Model # PHRS www.triactiveamerica.com
        4.2.3 Back Stretch, TriActive America Model # BSTR www.triactiveamerica.com
        4.2.4 Horizontal Ladder, TriActive America Model # HLAD www.triactiveamerica.com
        4.2.5 Exercise Bike, TriActive America Model # EBIK www.triactiveamerica.com
        4.2.6 Rowing Machine, TriActive America Model # ROWR


5. Services and Installation

Playground Equipment requiring assembly, installation and service should be performed by the awarded
manufacturers’ certified installers. Bidder must provide the names and addresses of each certified
installer/subcontractor by geographical area within the State of New Jersey.

All work must be performed according to the standards established by the terms, specifications, drawings, and
construction notes for each project and meet manufacturer’s specifications and industry standards. It shall be the
obligation of the Installer to obtain clarification from the Project Coordinator concerning questions or conflicts in
the specifications, drawings and construction notes in a timely manner as to not delay the progress of the work.

6. Design

Bidders must have the capability to recommend and design appropriate systems/structures to fit the need of the
site for age groups to be determined by MRESC Co-op Member. Bidders must provide drawings (plan and
elevation) of all pertinent aspects of the subject equipment and its method of connection to the work. Final
playground layout drawings shall be to scale and legible and must show location of play equipment and
dimensions of use zones. All designs shall indicate ADA accessible routes, and percentage of ADA accessible
components.


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7. Special Terms and Conditions: The following are in addition to the applicable standard terms and
conditions. Please review these carefully. Any exceptions to these terms and conditions shall be clearly stated in
writing and included with the bid response.

    7.0 General
        7.1. Any product substitution must be approved by MRESC prior to being sold to any Co-op Member.
               The reason for the substitution must be stated in writing.
        7.2. Any substituted product must be manufactured of the same basic type of materials, meet or exceed
               all the features of the product being substituted, and meet the other requirements of this RFB.
        7.3. A claim that a substituted product is equal or superior to the approved product must be supported
               with written documentation. A sample may be requested, at no cost to the buyer.
        7.4. All products offered on this contract must have a complete set of factory specifications that match or
                exceed the requested minimums.
        7.5. Performance bond in an amount equal to 100% of the price specified in a contract between the Co-op
                Member and the respondent shall be provided at the Co-op Member’s expense, when requested by
                the Co-op Member. Bonds shall only be executed by a surety company authorized to do business
                in the state of New Jersey. Respondent shall provide evidence of bonding capacity of a minimum
                of $500,000 in its response and identify the approximate cost of performance bonding in the
                pricing section.
        7.6. The terms and conditions of this RFB shall prevail over any additional agreements between the buyer
               (Co-op Member) and the respondent in the event of any conflict. The respondent must not assume
               the Co-op Member knows what steps are necessary prior to the start of any project. The
               respondent must be willing to assist the Co-op Member in all aspects of the project.
        7.7. The condition of the site prior to start up will be agreed upon between the Co-op Member and the
               respondent and described in writing and shall be signed by both parties.
        7.8. Respondent shall assume full responsibility for protection and safekeeping of any products stored for
               the Co-op Member, regardless of where the product is stored. Respondent shall immediately
               replace any lost or damaged product stored for the Co-op Member. If the respondent cannot
               guarantee the safekeeping of product stored on the property of the Co-op Member, the respondent
               may store the product on its own property.
        7.9. Respondent agrees to comply with all local, state and federal laws.
        7.10. Adjoining property owners must not be annoyed by noise, pollutants, or material hauling
              operations.
        7.11. All work will be accomplished in conformance with OSHA safety requirements, and any additional
               federal, state, or local fire or safety requirements. Respondent agrees to advise Co-op Member
               when work is expected to be hazardous to students, teachers, employees, administrators, the
               public and or other workers.
        7.12. The worksite shall provide a working environment as recommended by the manufacturer, including
               area heating or cooling, light and power requirements.
        7.13. Clean up will be on a daily basis and the worksite will be returned to original and safe condition
                upon completion of the work.
        7.14. Respondent shall deliver materials to the worksite in new, unopened, and well-marked containers or
                wrappings showing product and respondent’s name. Damaged to unlabeled materials will not be
                accepted. Products will be delivered in sufficient quantity to allow for continuity of work. It is
                desirable that products be shipped to the jobsite in a recyclable or reusable container.
        7.15. All work shall be coordinated with the proper Co-op Member representative (General Contractor,
               Construction Manager, school administrator, etc.).

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        7.16. Work will be accepted in writing only after satisfactory inspection of the work or installation in the
               presence of an authorized Co-op Member representative. Terms for acceptance and title to the
               work must be clearly agreed upon and described in the contract prior to the start of the work. If
               any part of the work requires the Co-op Member to assume control prior to completion, this needs
               to be defined. Both parties must agree on the definition of what constitutes final acceptance
               before final payment.
        7.17. Any agreement to progress payments rather than a lump sum payment must be clearly made prior to
               the start of the project with milestones for payments indicated.
        7.18. All work areas will be identified by signage, warning tape, or other warning devices, as required by
               law and ordinary safe business practices. All signs will be the property of the respondent, will
               remain until the work is finished in any particular area, and be removed by the respondent when
               the work is finished.
        7.19. All materials used at the worksite by the respondent shall have the necessary MSDS papers on file
               in a location accessible to both the respondent and Co-op Member’s personnel.
        7.20. Respondent will provide for the records of the Co-op Member, copies of all permits, licenses,
              certifications, inspection reports, releases, jurisdictional settlements, notices, receipts for fee
              payments, judgments, similar documents, correspondence, and records established in conjunction
              with the work performed and compliance with applicable standards.

The Bidder and subcontractors shall be held responsible for the safety of their employees and any unsafe acts or
conditions that may cause injury or damage to any persons or property within and around the work site area
under contracts emanating from this award.

8. Literature and Catalogs

The successful vendor will furnish all price lists, catalogs, color charts and other literature as requested by
MRESC Co-op Members.

9. Warranty

Bids should address each of the following:

          9.1. Applicable warranty and/or guarantees of equipment and installations including any conditions and
          response time for repair and/or replacement of any components during the warranty period.

          9.2. Availability of replacement parts.

          9.3. Life expectancy of equipment under normal use.

          9.4. Detailed information as to proposed return policy on all equipment.


10. Lead Time
 Bidder must provide a four week lead time for on standard products, and configurations.


11. Delivery
          11.1. Deliveries may be made typically between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., local time, on
          regular business days unless other arrangements have been made. Delivery location shall be stated on
          each purchase order issued by Co-op Members.
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          11.2. The vendor will ensure that all items are delivered in one shipment either fully assembled or
          assembled by vendor or its designated subcontractor on site as may be designated by the MRESC Co-
          op Member.

          11.3. The vendor will assure that all items are packed in accordance with prevailing commercial
          practices and delivered and assembled and installed in the first class condition.

          11.4. When the purchase order calls for delivery to a specific location (other than door delivery) the
          vendor will deliver in accordance with the delivery instructions provided by the MRESC Co-op
          Member and shall perform inside delivery, assembly, set in place in proper location, make ready for
          use and remove all debris.

          11.5. The vendor shall authorize immediate replacement of any item that has been damaged in transit.

          11.6. If deliveries are required in the evenings or weekends, or designated holidays, special installation
          charges will be negotiated. It is expected that the pricing will be fair and reasonable based upon
          specific requirements.

12. Optional Work

Bidder will be required to provide quotations on a case-by-case basis for optional work such as, but not limited
to, removal and reinstallation of playground equipment, and timbers and fencing as may be required to provide a
full turnkey solution to MRESC Co-op Members. Such optional work shall be quoted on an hourly basis at the
New Jersey Prevailing Wage rate for the appropriate trades involved.

13. Additional Requirements
The successful Bidders may be required and agrees to comply with additional local laws and policies of the
individual MRESC Co-op Members.

15. Performance Bond
Successful Bidder(s) may be required to provide a performance bond as required by the individual MRESC Co-
op Members for each project Pursuant to 7.5 bidders will disclose the cost of said bond in dollars/thousand and
the cost of said bond will be the Co-op Members expense.

16. Reports and MRESC Fee
         16.1. The successful awardee(s) must maintain all records in compliance with federal and state
         regulations in accordance with section 7.20.

          16.2. MRESC Fee payment of 2.2% shall be incorporated in the bidders pricing. This should be
          remitted along with a quarterly sales report of MRESC Co-op Members use of the co-operative pricing
          system. The report and remittance should be made prior to the end of each calendar quarter.

Estimated Volume
A brief survey of Co-op Members has been conducted: Perth Amboy, the MRESC, and West Windsor Plainsboro
have responded with an aggregated total of $205,000 in anticipated purchases. This bid will be available to all
current and future members or the MRESC Cooperative Pricing System.

17. Pricing

17.1 Bidders will furnish a fixed percentage discount off of a verifiable list price for equipment, systems, parts,
components, surfacing materials, site furnishings, and all other Products offered by the Bidder this discount may
be broken down into sub categories in the bid response. Prices will be held, for the life of the contract.
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All manufacturer price lists must be identified by bidder with bidders name on the pricelists and the
representation that they are authorized to sell these product lines as present in the bid response.

17.2 Volume Discounts: Please include any volume discounts offered to MRESC Co-op Members.

17.3 Rebates: Please include any rebates offered to MRESC Co-op Members.

18. Product, Design and Price Comparison, Market Basket Evaluation

For comparison purposes, the Bidder must provide the following information for each of the five (5) sample
playground designs, and one (1) sample outdoor fitness circuit design. Market Basket evaluation items will be
selected from like products in function, size and dimensions as presented in these six (6) designs. The evaluation
will be the comparison of price and quality of material used in construction of the equipment as described in each
of the categories. The sample designs should include the following as applicable.

1. Cost breakdown of all components using proposed discounts and list prices;

2. Manufacturer Price List ID

3. Three dimensional drawings

4. Number of individuals that can use the playground;

5. Total number of play components:
         Number of ground level components
         Number of accessible ground level components
         Number of elevated components
         Number of accessible elevated components

6. Play or Other Structure Size

7. Deck Sizes

8. Diameter of Uprights

9. Materials used in construction of product: i.e. gauge of galvanized steel, thickness of aluminum
extrusions, thickness of plastics including amount recycled material in composition, coatings, powder
coating and or PVC thickness.

9. Color options

10. Minimum time needed from date of design to delivery of equipment.




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The following are the five (5) sample playground and one (1) outdoor circuit training designs which will be
reviewed, compared and evaluated:

Design 1

Age range:              2 – 12 year olds
Site Dimensions:        34 ft x 50 ft.
Ship to Zip Code:       07070 (Rutherford, NJ)


Minimum Components: Two slides, with one being 4’ or less and one being 8’ tall;
Two or more upper body pieces of equipment;
Swings (2 regular swings, 1 baby seat, and 1 accessible);
Multi-use Climbers
Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing

Design 2

Age range:              2-5 year olds (Tot Playground)
Site Dimensions:        1,088 Square Ft
Ship to Zip Code:       08809 (Clinton, NJ)


Minimum Components: One (1) play structure
One (1) Tot Swing set
Ground based play elements

Design 3

Age range:              5 – 12 year olds
Site Dimensions:        70 ft x 95 ft
Ship to Zip Code:       07461 (Sussex, NJ)


Minimum Components Playground will be serving a community with physical disabilities children. The design
needs to be universally accessible.
Modular Play unit with 12 play stations
Modular Play unit with 15 – 20 play stations
Two (2) 8ft picnic tables wooden
One (1) bench swing 6 ft
Three (3) trash receptacles
Bonded rubber fall surface to include granite screening and geo fabric.
Matching rubber curbing shall border the poured in place rubber surfacing. Rubber tiles shall be placed under the
swing set and bounded rubber poured to adhere to the tiles.




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Design 4

Age range:               5 – 12 year olds
Site Dimensions:         45 ft x 60 ft
Ship to Zip Code:        08098 (Woodstown, NJ)


Minimum Components Train or Fire Dept theme is desired.
Equipment should include roofs,
Activities providing physical and creative play Swings – arch design (belt seat, tot seat, tire)
Spring Riders
Various climbing components attached to structure and/or rock climbers
Tunnels or crawl tubes
Slides – design should include dual spiral connected by an elevated walkway.
Mats for slide exits, under swings and other areas as necessary and plastic border timbers.
No Surfacing.

Design 5

Age range:               5 – 12 year olds
Site Dimensions:         70 ft x 95 ft
Ship to Zip Code:        07716 (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)


Minimum Components Play System made with recycled plastic from post consumer waste materials to
include the following:
One (1) Transfer Station
Two (2) Slides (tube, double, single or spiral)
One (1) crawl tube
Four (4) Climbers
Two (2) play/hands-on panels
Five (5) Decks
One (1) Bridge
One (1) Bouncing or multi–rider
One (1) Sound Activity
Play system shall one (1) overhead canopy or roof platform
Minimum of 12’ compacted safety surfacing.


Design 6. Outdoor Fitness Circuit

Age range:               High School - adult
Site Dimensions:         70 ft x 95 ft
Ship to Zip Code:        07950 (Morris Plains, NJ)

Components will be serving a high school and also be open to community members. The components offered
will address improvement in cardiovascular, strength, muscle-building, and flexibility/balance.

Bidders are asked to present a design that is durable and safe for community use. Existing designs may be
submitted. Please make recommendations as to surface materials to be used.


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19. Installation
Proposal responses must include a defined installation fee program. If a percentage of total dollar amounts of
each order are proposed, the Bidder must submit one (1) fixed percentage for all installation services by class of
equipment that will be offered to all MRESC Co-op Members, regardless of location, for the life of the contract.

20. Shipping and Delivery
Bidders must include shipping with their Proposal responses.

21. Price Adjustments.
All proposed pricing shall remain firm for the first year of the Award. The Award may be extended for an
additional year based upon mutual agreement between the MRESC and the awardees. Prices will be held for the
second year. The MRESC will make the final determination to extend the contract for a second year if it finds
that it is in the best interest of the MRESC and MRESC Co-op Members to do so.

22. References.
Proposals must include a minimum of three (3) customer references that Bidder has provided products and
services similar to those outlined in this RFB.

23. Evaluation and Selection:
It is the intent of the MRESC to facilitate the broadest selection of products for the MRESC and the MRESC Co-
op Members. Bidders are asked to submit their full catalog of goods, the (verifiable) nationally published price
list for these goods and a percentage discount off the nationally published price list. It is understood that New
Jersey governmental entities cannot participate in national cooperative pricing programs that are not approved by
the NJ State Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property therefore the MRESC requires that
pricing submitted matches or is lower than current national cooperative pricing offers for like type clients.

Bids will be evaluated on:

        23.1 Overall discount of vendor’s nationally published price list for the manufacturers’ catalog of
        commercially available goods.

        23.2 Market Basket basis of selected items to be determined by the MRESC, this will include installation.

        23.3 Design presentation of the requested Designs and the bidder’s ability to offer the best quality value
        per dollar given the requirements for each.

MRESC will award to the lowest overall bidder that meets or exceeds all the above requirements for each of the
categories requested.




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                                   Bid Number: MRESC 10/11-12

         PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, SURFACING MATERIALS, SITE
       FURNISHINGS OUTDOOR CIRCUIT TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND
                       RELATED PRODUCTS

                                  Bid Opening: 10:30 a.m., June 16, 2010

                            Optional Pre-bid meeting: 10:30 a.m., May 25, 2010

                 Bid opening and Optional Pre-bid meeting will be held at the MRESC offices

                                         BID SUBMISSION FORM
Printed executed copy of Excel spread sheet (“Bid Response Form” from MRESC website) should be
attached to this form.

This Bid is submitted by:

Bidder Name:            ________________________________________________________

Representative (printed): ________________________________________________________


Representative (signed): ________________________________________________________

E-Mail:                 _______________________________

Web site:               _______________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________

Telephone: ________________________________________________________

Facsimile: ________________________________________________________



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It is understood by the Bidder that MRESC reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to make awards
on all items or on any items according to the best interest of MRESC , to waive formalities, technicalities,
to recover and re-bid this RFB.

______________________________________ ________________________
Company Name                            Date

_____________________________________ ________________________
Authorized Signature                    Please type or print name


                                                      Pricing
Bidders shall provide pricing based on the requirements and terms set forth in this RFB. The pricing proposal
shall include manufacturer’s catalogs, a published wholesale or retail price list, which is widely distributed to the
marketplace, or other product literature which describes all the products being offered.

The price schedules may be a single percentage discount or broken down into discounts by categories from
published retail price list, or other verifiable published price list. Election to use categories is given to provide
the best discounts for Co-op Members. Pricing must be provided for every Product and Service included in your
Bid. Cost must be in United States dollars rounded to the nearest quarter of a dollar. Please use additional sheets
as necessary.


1. Please provide your verifiable price list(s): (Name of catalogue and price list, clearly mark as exhibits
to this proposal page and note the name and exhibit # below)

_______________________________________________

_______________________________________________

_______________________________________________

_______________________________________________


2. Please provide your percentage discount off retail price for all products included in the verifiable price lists
above (please note name and corresponding exhibit #).

Percentage: _________________ Name, Exhibit #________________________________

Percentage: _________________ Name, Exhibit #________________________________

Percentage: _________________ Name, Exhibit #________________________________

Percentage: _________________ Name, Exhibit #________________________________

3. Bidders that are bidding on equipment (those bidding for surface materials or site furnishings only are exempt
from this requirement) must provide the following for each of the five (5) playground and one (1) circuit training
designs ( per section 18):

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       3 dimensional Drawings
       Number of individuals that can safely use the design;
       Total number of play components:
       Number of ground level components
       Number of accessible ground level components
       Number of elevated components
       Number of accessible elevated components
       Play Structure Size
       Deck Sizes

       Itemized costs using proposed discounts and list prices to include, but not limited to:
       Each Structure and Component
       Design Services
       Surfacing
       Freight and Delivery
       Installation
       Any other products or services that is associated with this sample.
       Diameter of Uprights
       Specifications of component parts
       Color options
       Warrantees
       Minimum time needed from date of design to delivery of equipment

4 An Excel spread sheet (Playground Bid Response Form) must be downloaded from the MRESC
website under this bid heading. Specific pricing information, including the break down of Designs
1-5, Market Basket specific pricing, for Site Furnishings, and Outdoor Circuit Training
Equipment must be entered on this form. Failure to submit you’re pricing on this form may be
grounds for a bid to be deemed non-responsive.
Completed Excel forms should be printed out, signed as original and appended to this Bid
Submission Form. Additionally the Excel spread sheet should be submitted in on your electronic
submission copy to permit the MRESC to analyze the data proposed.

5 Bidders are asked to submit one original and one copy of your bid along with one electronic
copy on flash drive or CD-ROM. These should contain the design renditions for Designs 1-6, and
catalogues. These should be clearly marked with the Bidders Name, date and bid category. The
electronic copy will be formatted in generally accessible formats: MS Word, Excel, and PDF
where applicable.

By: ____________________                        Date_________________
       Authorized Signature
Bidder Company: __________________________




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              Exceptions to Terms, Conditions and Specifications
              Company Name:

   Note: This is a sample form. Actual data must be provided on disk and printed.
         Original must be signed and inserted in the bid after it is printed.

 Any exceptions to the Terms, Conditions and Specif ications or Bid Forms contained
        herein shall be noted in writing and included with the bid submittal.


    RFB Page #            Outline #            Term, Condition or            Exception
                                                  Specification




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                       Cost for Performance/Payment Bonds


       Must be completed:
       Co-op Members may request a performance bond for projects at their discretion
       based on dollars per thousand.

       Please fill in the amount as part of your bid.

       Cost for Performance/Payment Bonds - $ per thousand:


       Authorizing Signature:

       Name:
                                (Please print)

       Date:




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                                Mr. Patrick Moran
                               Business Administrator/
                                  Board Secretary



      MIDDLESEX REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION
                            Business Office
                           1660 Stelton Road
                     Piscataway, New Jersey 08854




                                  




                             BID DOCUMENTS
                                   AND
                         REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION


All documents in this section shall be completed, signed and submitted with the bid
package Failure to submit the bid documents and other documents so specified shall be
cause to reject the bid for being non-responsive (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-2(y)).




                          


                                Mr. Patrick Moran
                               Business Administrator/
                                  Board Secretary
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To be completed and signed below.                                                         Return with Bid
                                    NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT


Re: Bid Proposal for the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.
Bid No: MRESC 10/11-12

STATE OF NEW JERSEY)                        Bid Date: June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.
                     :ss:
COUNTY OF               )
I, ____________________________________ of the City of ___________________

in the County of __________________________ and the State of ___________________

of full age, being duly sworn according to law on my oath depose and say that:

I am____________________________________________________________________
                                        Position in Company
of the firm of ____________________________________________________________ and the bidder
making the Proposal for the above names contract, and that I executed the said Proposal with full
authority so to do; that I have not, directly or indirectly, entered into any agreement, participated in any
collusion, discussed any or all parts of this proposal with any potential bidder, or otherwise taken any
action in restraint of free, competitive bidding in connection with the above named bid, and that all
statements contained in said Proposal and in this affidavit are true and correct, and made with full
knowledge that the Commission of the City of Commission relies upon the truth of the statements
contained in said Proposal and in the statements contained in this affidavit in awarding the contract for
the said bid.

I further warrant that no person or selling agency has been employed or retained
to solicit or secure such contract upon an agreement or understanding for a commission, percentage,
brokerage or contingent fee, except bona fide employees of bona fide established commercial or selling
agencies maintained by

       ________________________________________________________________________
                                   (Print Name of Contractor)
Subscribed and sworn to: __________________________________________________________
(SIGNATURE OF CONTRACTOR)

before me this _______ day of _______________________,           .
                                       Month              Year
                                         _______________________________________
Print Name of Notary Public
______________________________________________
NOTARY PUBLIC SIGNATURE

My commission expires ______________________ _________________, ________.                       - Seal -
                          Month                  Day               Year


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                                                                  Return with Bid

    STOCKHOLDER/PARTNERSHIP DISCLOSURE AND STATEMENT OF
                       OWNERSHIP


Re: Bid Proposal for the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.
Bid No. MRESC # 10/11/12                  Bid Date: June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

Please check one type of Ownership, complete the form, and execute where provided.

         .  Corporation--                       Limited Partnership--
        … Partnership--                          Limited Liability Corp.--
       .  Sole Proprietorship--                 . Limited Liability Partnership--
        … Sub Chapter S Corp.--              ...  Other-
__________________________

No corporation “or partnership” shall be awarded any contract nor shall any agreement
be entered into for the performance of any work or the furnishing of any material or
supplies, the cost of which is to be paid with or out of any public funds, by the State or
any county, municipality or school district, or any subsidiary or agency of the State, or
by an authority, Commission or commission which exercises governmental functions,
unless prior to the receipt of the bid or accompanying the bid of said corporation or said
partnership, there is submitted a statement setting forth the names and all individual
partners in the partnership who own a 10% or greater interest therein, as the case may
be.” If one or more such stockholder “or partner” is itself a corporation “or partnership”,
the stockholder holding 10% or more of that corporation “or partnership” the individual
partners owning 10% or greater interest in that partnership, as the case may be, shall also
be listed. The disclosure shall be, continued until names and addresses of every non-
corporate stockholder, and individual partner, exceeding the 10% ownership criteria
established in this act, has been listed.

IT IS MANDATORY THAT THIS FORM BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED
WITH BID. In the event that there are no persons who own ten percent or more of the
stock or ownership of the bidder, then such fact should be certified below as part of this
disclosure.



                             (Form continued on next page)

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        Name of Company _______________________________________________
        Address _________________________________________________________


        City, State, Zip __________________________________________________
                    List of Owners with Ten Percent (10%) or More Interest
Owner’s Name                Home Address                Title/Office Held Percent (%) of
                                                                           Partnership
                                                                           Shares
                                                                           Owned




 NOTE: If you need more space than that provided above, please use an extra sheet for
 furnishing the above required information for any remaining persons or entities.
 Please sign the following page.




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To be completed and signed below.                                Return with Bid


STOCKHOLDER/PARTNERSHIP DISCLOSURE AND STATEMENT OF
OWNERSHIP (con’t.)

If your firm is not a corporation and/or partnership, please explain below how your firm
is organized and include a list of the various principals.

Our firm, ____________________________________________________________ , is
organized

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________


Names of Principals                                                               Title

_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Use additional paper if needed. Check here    if additional sheets are
attached.


Name of Company

Address

City, State, Zip


Authorized Agent                               Title



SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED AGENT

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To be completed and signed below.                           Return with Bid

                            EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION


Re: Bid Proposal for the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.
Bid No. MRESC # 10/11/12                  Bid Date: June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-23, I hereby certify that

A)                                           owns all the necessary equipment as
              Name of Company
     required by the specifications and to complete the specified public work project.
                                              or

B)                                         leases or controls all the necessary equipment
               Name of Company
     as required by the specifications and to complete the specified public work project.


   PLEASE NOTE: If your company is not the actual owner of the equipment, you
shall submit with the bid

        1. A certificate stating the source from which the equipment will be obtained and

        2. Obtain and submit with the bid a certificate from the owner and person in
           control of the equipment, definitely granting to the bidder the control of the
           equipment required during such time it may be necessary for the completion of
           that portion of the contract for which said equipment will be necessary.

Name of Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Authorized Agent                                 Title


SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED AGENT



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To be completed and signed below.                                    Return with Bid


                             PRE-QUALIFICATION AFFIDAVIT


Re: Bid Proposal for the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.
Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                  Bid Date: June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.
TO: All Bidders

      The below affidavit must be submitted with your bid for projects over $20,000.00
pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-32:

STATE OF NEW JERSEY                           )
                                      ):SS:
COUNTY OF                                     )

I,                                            of the City of

in the County of                              and the State of
of full age, being duly sworn according to law on my oath depose and say that:

I am the                                               of
                       Position                                Name of Company
                                              and the bidder for the above named project
and the answers to the following statements are true and correct and that there has been
no material adverse change in the qualification information subsequent to the latest
statement submitted as required under Chapter 105, Laws of 1962 (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-27
et. Seq.) as amended, except as set forth herewith:

                                              is classified by the State of New Jersey
under Chapter 105,
           Name of Company
Laws of 1962, as amended. This Classification became effective                              , 19

Type of Contract/Trade Classified:



Approved Amount          $
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A copy of my valid and active prequalification/classification certificate from the
Department of Treasury, Division of Building and Construction is attached.

The total amount of uncompleted work on contracts is $

Signature of Authorized Representative                   CORPORATE SEAL:


Name and Title

Subscribe and sworn              NOTARY SEAL:
to before me on this
_____ day of _____________________________in the year __________.


          Signature of Notary                            Print Name of Notary
Notary Public of NJ.
My Commission Expires:
                          Month                       Day                         Year

This affidavit does not take the place of the “Notice of Classification” or the “Total
Amount of Uncompleted Contract” issued by the State of New Jersey, both of which
must be submitted with each Bidders bid.




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To be completed and signed below.                                   Return with Bid

                         Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                                   1660 Stelton Road
                             Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

                         Contractor Questionnaire/Certification
Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                        Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

Name of Company
Street Address                                                P.O. Box
City, State, Zip
Business Phone Number (       )                         Extension
Emergency Phone Number (          )
FAX NO. (          )                    E-Mail
                                      Questionnaire

1. How many years have you been engaged in the contracting business under your
   present firm or trading name?________________ Years

2. Have you ever failed to complete any work awarded to your company?
 Yes                   No
If yes, when, where and with whom?
___________________________________________________________________



3. Have you ever defaulted on a contract?
 Yes                   No

If yes, when, where and with whom?
___________________________________________________________________

                              (Form continued on next page)


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4. Have you or other principals of your company been debarred, suspended, proposed
for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntary excluded from participation in any
public works projects by any federal, state, or local agencies?
 Yes               No

If yes, when, where and with whom?
___________________________________________________________________




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To be completed and signed below.                                  Return with Bid

                       Contractor Questionnaire/Certification--


Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                     Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.


                                  Name of Company

                                      References
Architects--List names of architects that you have worked with on projects within the
last five (5) years.

                Firm                             Principal                 Phone Number

1.
2.
3.


                                       Bid Title

Bank--List name of principal bank with which your company does business.
              Bank                       Officer                   Phone Number



School Districts--List names of school districts with which your company has completed
projects similar to the one outlined in this bid.

           School District               Official                  Phone Number

1.
2.
3.
                             (form continued on next page)

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Trade--List names of companies within your trade with which your company does
business:
              Firm                      Principal           Phone Number

1.
2.
3.


To be completed and signed below.                                    Return with Bid




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To be completed and signed below.                         Return with Bid
                     Contractor Questionnaire/Certification--

Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                          Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

                       ___________________________________________
                                     Name of Company

                                        Certification

I certify that the entity listed on the form or any person employed by this entity, are not
presently on the following:
                New Jersey Department of Treasury – Consolidated Debarment Report
                New Jersey Department of Labor – Prevailing Wage Debarment List

Direct/Indirect Interests

I declare and certify that no member of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services
Commission, nor any officer or employee or person whose salary is payable in whole
or in part by said Commission or their immediate family members are directly or
indirectly interested in this bid or in the supplies, materials, equipment, work or
services to which it relates, or in any portion of profits thereof. If a situation so exists
where a Commission member, employee, officer of the Commission has an interest in
the bid, etc., then please attach a letter of explanation to this document, duly signed by
the president of the firm or company.

Gifts; Gratuities; Compensation

I declare and certify that no person from my firm, business, corporation, association or
partnership offered or paid any fee, commission or compensation, or offered any gift,
gratuity or other thing of value to any school official, Commission member or
employee of the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission.


                                           Signature



To be completed and signed below.                                           Return with Bid



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                         Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement


Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                        Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.


The
       Name of Bidding Company
Please Check One! __________ will sub-contract a portion of this project.
                  __________ will not sub-contract any portion of this project.
Authorized Agent __________________________Title

Signature of Bidder _______________________ Date____________

If the bidder is not going to subcontract any portion of this project, the bidder need not
complete any further part of this document.

If the bidder will subcontract a portion of this project, the bidder must do the following:

        Identify the contract number and type of work he intends to subcontract;
        Provide the name, address and other pertinent information about the
       subcontractor;
        If the cost of the work by the subcontractor shall exceed the amounts listed
         below, the bidder shall provide in the bid package submission the following
         documents:

                        SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
              Estimated Value of            Documents of Subcontract to be
              Contract – Subcontractor      Submitted With Bid
              $2,000 through $4,349         Contractor’s Registration Certificate
              $4,350 through $17,499        Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                            New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
              $17,500 through $19,999       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                            New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                            Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                            Disclosure Form

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              $20,000 or more             Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                          New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                          Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                          Disclosure Form
                                          Notice of Classification
                                          Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts

Please list subcontractor(s) on the following pages.
Bidders may make extra copies of the following pages.




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                          Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement
                                       Continued


Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                      Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

1. Sub-Contractor for PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING WORK

                                                Type of Work
Name of Subcontracting Company

Address

City, State, Zip

Telephone                              Fax

Authorized Agent                                  Title
   Will the cost of sub-contract exceed $20,000.00?
              _____ Yes     Estimated Value of Contract $
              _____ No      Estimated Value of Contract $

    If checked yes, the sub-contractor must be pre-qualified to perform the work. The
bidder must provide in the bid package the following:
             The subcontractor’s Notice of Classification;
             The subcontractor’s Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts; and
             Other documents that are required:

                 SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
      Estimated Value of           Documents of Subcontract to be
      Contract – Subcontractor     Submitted With Bid
      $2,000 through $4,349        Contractor’s Registration Certificate
      $4,350 through $17,499       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                   New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
      $17,500 through $19,999      Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                   New Jersey Business Registration Certificate

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                                   Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                   Disclosure Form
      $20,000 or more              Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                   New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                   Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                   Disclosure Form
                                   Notice of Classification
                                   Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts

To be completed and signed below.                                         Return with Bid

Certification of Equipment
       The                                                 hereby certifies
                   Name of Bidding Company
the above named subcontractor has the personnel, equipment, experience, financial and
sufficient means to complete their portion of the contract in full accordance with the bid
specifications.

Name of Bidding Company

Authorized Agent

X
Signature of Authorized Agent




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                         Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement
                                      Continued

     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings and Related
                                   Products

Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                     Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

2. Sub-Contractor for HEATING and VENTILATING SYSTEMS and
EQUIPMENT
                                    Type of Work
Name of Subcontracting Company

Address

City, State, Zip

Telephone                              Fax

Authorized Agent                                       Title

     Will the cost of sub-contract exceed $20,000.00?
              _____ Yes Estimated Value of Contract $
              _____ No    Estimated Value of Contract $

    If checked yes, the sub-contractor must be pre-qualified to perform the work. The
bidder must provide in the bid package the following:

               The subcontractor’s Notice of Classification;
               The subcontractor’s Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts;
               Other documents that are required:

                 SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
      Estimated Value of          Documents of Subcontract to be
      Contract – Subcontractor    Submitted With Bid
      $2,000 through $4,349       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
      $4,350 through $17,499      Contractor’s Registration Certificate

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                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
      $17,500 through $19,999   Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
      $20,000 or more           Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
                                Notice of Classification
                                Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts




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To be completed and signed below.             Return with Bid

Certification of Equipment; Performance Security, etc.

       The                                                 hereby certifies
                   Name of Bidding Company
the above named subcontractor has the personnel, equipment, experience, financial and
sufficient means to complete their portion of the contract in full accordance with the bid
specifications.

Name of Bidding Company

Authorized Agent

X
Signature of Authorized Agent




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                         Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement
                                     (Continued)

     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings and Related
                                   Products

Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                       Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

3. Sub-Contractor for              ELECTRICAL WORK

                                    Type of Work
Name of Subcontracting Company

Address

City, State, Zip

Telephone                              Fax

Authorized Agent                                       Title

     Will the cost of sub-contract exceed $20,000.00?
              _____ Yes Estimated Value of Contract $
              _____ No    Estimated Value of Contract $

    If checked yes, the sub-contractor must be pre-qualified to perform the work. The
bidder must provide in the bid package the following:

               The subcontractor’s Notice of Classification;
               The subcontractor’s Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts;
               Other documents that are required:

                 SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
      Estimated Value of          Documents of Subcontract to be
      Contract – Subcontractor    Submitted With Bid
      $2,000 through $4,349       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
      $4,350 through $17,499      Contractor’s Registration Certificate
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                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
      $17,500 through $19,999   Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
      $20,000 or more           Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
                                Notice of Classification
                                Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts




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To be completed and signed below.                                 Return with Bid


Certification of Equipment; Performance Security, etc.

       The                                                 hereby certifies
                   Name of Bidding Company
the above named subcontractor has the personnel, equipment, experience, financial and
sufficient means to complete their portion of the contract in full accordance with the bid
specifications.

Name of Bidding Company

Authorized Agent

x
Signature of Authorized Agent




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                         Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement
                                     (Continued)

     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings and Related
                                   Products

Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                       Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

4. Sub-Contractor for STRUCTURAL STEEL AND IRON WORK

                                                       Type of Work
Name of Subcontracting Company

Address

City, State, Zip

Telephone                              Fax

Authorized Agent                                       Title

     Will the cost of sub-contract exceed $20,000.00?
              _____ Yes Estimated Value of Contract $
              _____ No    Estimated Value of Contract $

    If checked yes, the sub-contractor must be pre-qualified to perform the work. The
bidder must provide in the bid package the following:

               The subcontractor’s Notice of Classification;
               The subcontractor’s Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts;
               Other documents that are required:

                 SUBCONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSIONS
      Estimated Value of          Documents of Subcontract to be
      Contract – Subcontractor    Submitted With Bid
      $2,000 through $4,349       Contractor’s Registration Certificate
      $4,350 through $17,499      Contractor’s Registration Certificate
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                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
      $17,500 through $19,999   Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
      $20,000 or more           Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                                New Jersey Business Registration Certificate
                                Chapter 271 Political Contribution
                                Disclosure Form
                                Notice of Classification
                                Total Amount of Uncompleted Contracts




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To be completed and signed below.                                         Return with Bid

Certification of Equipment; Performance Security, etc.

       The                                                 hereby certifies
                   Name of Bidding Company
the above named subcontractor has the personnel, equipment, experience, financial and
sufficient means to complete their portion of the contract in full accordance with the bid
specifications.

Name of Bidding Company

Authorized Agent

X
Signature of Authorized Agent




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To be completed and signed below.                                             Return with Bid
(IF APPLICABLE)
                       Subcontractor’s Disclosure Statement
                                          Other Trades
     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings and Related
                                   Products

Bid No. MRESC #10/11-12                           Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

A. Name of Trade/Type of Work

    Name of Subcontracting Company

    Address

    City, State, Zip

    Telephone                                       Fax

    Authorized Agent                                           Title

    Value of Contract $

    Bid Submittals from Subcontractor
       _______ Chapter 271 Political Contribution Disclosure Form
               Notice of Classification            Contractor’s Registration Certificate
               Uncompleted Contracts               Business Registration Certificate

B. Name of Trade/Type of Work

    Name of Subcontracting Company

    Address

    City, State, Zip

    Telephone                                       Fax
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     Authorized Agent                                          Title
     Value of Contract $

     Bid Submittals from Subcontractor
       _______ Chapter 271 Political Contribution Disclosure Form
                Notice of Classification           Contractor’s Registration Certificate
                Uncompleted Contracts              Business Registration Certificate




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                             BIDDER’S COMMENT FORM


     Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings Outdoor Circuit Training
                             Equipment and Related Products

Bid No. MRESC # 10/11-12                        Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.


This form is for Bidder’s use in offering voluntary alternates, or other comments
intended to afford the Commission information or opportunities to improve the quality of
the project, without invalidating the bid proposal. It may not be used to take exception
to specific conditions of the project defined in the contract documents which the Bidder
does not like. The bid provided must be based upon the plans and specs, and all
contract conditions, as stated. If these documents or conditions contain some untenable
item, or extremely expensive provision, for example, to which the Bidder wishes to raise
objection, this must be done at the pre-bid meeting, or in writing to the Architect through
the question process outlined in the Instructions to Bidders. Such inquiries will have
response issued by addendum only, and the resulting decision circulated to all Bidders of
record. Inquires raised too close to the bid date will not be able to be answered.

_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Name of Company

Address

City, State, Zip

Name of Authorized Representative

Signature ________________________ Title                                              Date




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To be completed and signed below.                                                     Return with Bid
Questionnaire for Bidders
Company Name
Please check Yes/No answers. “Days” requested are calendar days. If room provided is inadequate
indicate, “see attached” and label the attachment with the question #.
    1. Can your company serve all of New Jersey with the best service offered?        YES /   NO
    2. Do you currently have representatives for New Jersey?                YES /    NO
        (If no, a plan and timeline for providing these services is to be attached.)
    3. Is your pricing guaranteed for the term of the contract?               YES /   NO
    4. Is shipping/handling (S/H) included in the price?                      YES /   NO
    5. If Prepaid and Add (PP & A), estimate S/H on purchases

   6. Describe your return policy

   7. Do you have a restocking fee?                                         YES /            NO
   8. What is your restocking fee, if any? (Not to exceed 15%)
   9. Will you offer Co-op Members a quick pay discount?                    YES /            NO
   10. If YES, what is the discount?             Number of days?
   11.   How many line items are you offering under this bid category?
   12.   If some of the line items that you sell are not covered under this bid, do you have a way to block
         orders for these items?                                             YES /         NO
   13.   Delivery of stocked items is promised within                                        days
   14.   What is your average time from receipt of order to shipping stocked items? days
   15.   Delivery of non-stocked items is promised within                                 days
   16.   Do you offer an electronic ordering system?                          YES /         NO
   17.   Do you have minimum order requirements?                              YES /         NO
   18.    If yes, please describe.

   19. As an important part of the evaluation of your offer, you must indicate the level of support you
        are offering in this bid. A bid will be determined to be non-responsive if this question is
        unanswered. Check either line a, b, or c. Prices offered in this bid are:
          a. The same as we offer on single school district bids.
          b. The same as we offer to cooperatives and state purchasing departments.
          c. Better than we offer to cooperatives or state purchasing departments.
   If either line b or c is checked, indicate the percent lower (on single items) than the best price
   ordinarily offered to educational institutions, cooperatives, or state purchasing departments.
              Two percent (2%)                Three percent (3%)                     Four percent (4%)
              Five percent (5%)               Six percent (6%)                         Other
        .
Additional quantity or volume discounts are identified on the pricing page       YES / NO

         Signature (Same signature as on Non-Collusion Signature and Acceptance Form)


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To be completed and signed below.                                       Return with Bid


                              Acknowledgement of Addenda


   Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings Outdoor Circuit
                   Training Equipment and Related Products

Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                       Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.

The bidder acknowledges receipt of the hereinafter enumerated Addenda which have
been issued during period of bidding and agrees that said Addenda shall become a part of
this contract. The bidder shall list below the numbers and issuing dates of the Addenda.

                       ADDENDA NO.               ISSUING DATES




   No Addenda Received

  Name of Company

  Address ___________________________________________________ P.O. Box
  City, State, Zip Code

  Name of Authorized Representative

  Signature ___________________________________ Date



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To be completed and signed below.                                     Return with Bid
                          Prevailing Wages Certification


   Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings Outdoor Circuit
                   Training Equipment and Related Products


Bid No. MRESC 10/11-12                                   Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.


It is the determination of the MRESC that this is a public works project that in total will
exceed $2000.00 (two thousand dollars), therefore prevailing wages rules and
regulations apply as promulgated by the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act and in
conformance with N.J.S.A. 34:11-56:25.

I certify that our company understands that this project of the MRESC requires
prevailing wages to be paid in full accordance with the law.

I further certify that all subcontractors named in this bid understand that this project
requires the subcontractor to pay prevailing wages in full accordance with the law.




Name of Company


Authorized Agent



Authorized Signature




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To be completed and signed below.                                     Return with Bid


                        Contractor’s Registration Certification


   Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings Outdoor Circuit
                   Training Equipment and Related Products

Bid No. MRESC #10/11-12                                  Bid Date June 16, 2010; 10:30 a.m.


It is the determination of the MRESC that this is a public works project that in total will
exceed $2,000.00 (two thousand dollars), therefore pursuant to the Public Works
Contractor Registration Act -- N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et. seq., no contractor shall bid on
any project for public works unless the contractor is registered pursuant to the act.

I certify that our company understands that the project of the MRESC/Co-op Members
requires that all contractors and subcontractors listed in this proposal possess a valid
Contractor Registration Certificate at the time the proposal is received by the MRESC
and furthermore certify that I will provide copies of the valid certificate prior to the
award of contract.




Name of Company


Authorized Agent



Authorized Signature




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                   Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
                                     Business Office
                                    1660 Stelton Road
                              Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

                                            Chapter 271
                             Political Contribution Disclosure Form
                               (Contracts that Exceed $17,500.00)
                                       Ref. N.J.S.A. 52:34-25

 The undersigned, being authorized and knowledgeable of the circumstances, does hereby certify that
______________________________________________________(Business Entity) has made the
following reportable political contributions to any elected official, political candidate or any political
committee as defined in N.J.S.A. 19:44-20.26 during the twelve (12) months preceding this award of
contract:
                                      Reportable Contributions

  Date of     Amount of                   Name of Recipient                         Name of
Contribution Contribution                  Elected Official/                       Contributor
                                         Committee/Candidate




The Business Entity may attach additional pages if needed.
___________________________________________________________________________________
 No Reportable Contributions (Please check () if applicable.)

I certify that _______________________________________(Business Entity) made no reportable
contributions to any elected official, political candidate or any political committee as defined in N.J.S.A.
19:44-20.26.

Certification

I certify, that the information provided above is in full compliance with Public Law 2005 -Chapter 271.

Name of Authorized Agent ___________________________________________________
Signature _________________________________ Title _____________________
Business Entity____________________________________________________________________

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Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site Furnishings and Related Products
                          Bid No: MRESC 10/11-12


                                   P.L. 2005, c.271
     (Unofficial version, Assembly Committee Substitute to A-3013, First Reprint*)


     AN ACT authorizing units of local government to impose limits on political
contributions by contractors and supplementing Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes and
Title 19 of the Revised Statutes.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

    40A:11-51 1. a. A county, municipality, independent authority, Commission, or fire
district is hereby authorized to establish by ordinance, resolution or regulation, as may be
appropriate, measures limiting the awarding of public contracts there from to business
entities that have made a contribution pursuant to P.L.1973, c.83 (C.19:44A-l et seq.) and
limiting the contributions that the holders of a contract can make during the term of a
contract, notwithstanding the provisions and parameters of sections 1 through 12 of
P.L.2004, c.19 (C. 19:44A-20.2 et al.) and section 22 of P.L.1973, c.83 (C.19:44A-22).

  b. The provisions of P.L.2004, c.19 shall not be construed to supersede or preempt any
ordinance, resolution or regulation of a unit of local government that limits political
contributions by business entities performing or seeking to perform government contracts.
Any ordinance, resolution or regulation in effect on the effective date of P.L.2004, c.19
shall remain in effect and those adopted after that effective date shall be valid and
enforceable.

   c. An ordinance, resolution or regulation adopted or promulgated as provided in this
section shall be filed with the Secretary of State.

   52:34-25 2. a. Not later than 10 days prior to entering into any contract having an
anticipated value in excess of $17,500, except for a contract that is required by law to be
publicly advertised for bids, a State agency, county, municipality, independent authority,
Commission, or fire district shall require any business entity bidding thereon or
negotiating therefore, to submit along with its bid or price quote, a list of political
contributions as set forth in this subsection that are reportable by the recipient pursuant to
the provisions of P.L.1973, c.83 (C.19:44A-l et seq.) and that were made by the business
entity during the preceding 12 month period, along with the date and amount of each
contribution and the name of the recipient of each contribution. A business entity
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contracting with a State agency shall disclose contributions to any State, county, or
municipal committee of a political party, legislative leadership committee, candidate
committee of a candidate for, or holder of, a State elective office, or any continuing
political committee. A business entity contracting with a county, municipality,
independent authority, other than an independent authority that is a State agency,
Commission, or fire district shall disclose contributions to: any State, county, or
municipal committee of a political party; any legislative leadership committee; or any
candidate committee of a candidate for, or holder of, an elective office of that public
entity, of that county in which that public entity is located, of another public entity within
that county, or of a legislative district in which that public entity is located or, when the
public entity is a county, of any legislative district which includes all or part of the
county, or any continuing political committee.

 The provisions of this section shall not apply to a contract when a public emergency
requires the immediate delivery of goods or services.

P.L. 2005,c271

 b. When a business entity is a natural person, a contribution by that person's spouse or
child, residing therewith, shall be deemed to be a contribution by the business entity.
When a business entity is other than a natural person, a contribution by any person or
other business entity having an interest therein shall be deemed to be a contribution by
the business entity. When a business entity is other than a natural person, a contribution
by: all principals, partners, officers, or directors of the business entity or their spouses;
any subsidiaries directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity; or any political
organization organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code that is directly or
indirectly controlled by the business entity, other than a candidate committee, election
fund, or political party committee, shall be deemed to be a contribution by the business
entity.

c. As used in this section:

 "business entity" means a natural or legal person, business corporation, professional
services corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, business
trust, association or any other legal commercial entity organized under the laws of this
State or of any other state or foreign jurisdiction;

 "interest" means the ownership or control of more than 10% of the profits or assets of a
business entity or 10% of the stock in the case of a business entity that is a corporation for
profit, as appropriate; and


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 "State agency" means any of the principal departments in the Executive Branch of the
State Government, and any division, Commission, bureau, office, commission or other
instrumentality within or created by such department, the Legislature of the State and any
office, Commission, bureau or commission within or created by the Legislative Branch,
and any independent State authority, commission, instrumentality or agency.

 d. Any business entity that fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be
subject to a fine imposed by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission in an
amount to be determined by the commission which may be based upon the amount that
the business entity failed to report.

 19:44A-20.13 3. a. Any business entity making a contribution of money or any other
thing of value, including an in-kind contribution, or pledge to make a contribution of any
kind to a candidate for or the holder of any public office having ultimate responsibility for
the awarding of public contracts, or to a political party committee, legislative leadership
committee, political committee or continuing political committee, which has received in
any calendar year $50,000 or more in the aggregate through agreements or contracts with
a public entity, shall file an annual disclosure statement with the New Jersey Election
Law Enforcement Commission, established pursuant to section 5 of P.L.1973, c.83
(C.19:44A-5), setting forth all such contributions made by the business entity during the
12 months prior to the reporting deadline.

 b. The commission shall prescribe forms and procedures for the reporting required in
subsection a. of this section which shall include, but not be limited to:

 (1) The name and mailing address of the business entity making the contribution, and the
amount contributed during the 12 months prior to the reporting deadline;

P.L. 2005,c271

 (2) the name of the candidate for or the holder of any public office having ultimate
responsibility for the awarding of public contracts, candidate committee, joint candidates
committee, political party committee, legislative leadership committee, political
committee or continuing political committee receiving the contribution; and

 (3) The amount of money the business entity received from the public entity through
contract or agreement, the dates, and information identifying each contract or agreement
and describing the goods, services or equipment provided or property sold.

 c. The commission shall maintain a list of such reports for public inspection both at its
office and through its Internet site.

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 d. When a business entity is a natural person, a contribution by that person's spouse or
child, residing therewith, shall be deemed to be a contribution by the business entity.
When a business entity is other than a natural person, a contribution by any person or
other business entity having an interest therein shall be deemed to be a contribution by
the business entity. When a business entity is other than a natural person, a contribution
by: all principals, partners, officers, or directors of the business entity, or their spouses;
any subsidiaries directly or indirectly controlled by the business entity; or any political
organization organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code that is directly or
indirectly controlled by the business entity, other than a candidate committee, election
fund, or political party committee, shall be deemed to be a contribution by the business
entity.

As used in this section:

 "business entity" means a natural or legal person, business corporation, professional
services corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, business
trust, association or any other legal commercial entity organized under the laws of this
State or of any other state or foreign jurisdiction; and

 "Interest" means the ownership or control of more than 10% of the profits or assets of a
business entity or 10% of the stock in the case of a business entity that is a corporation for
profit, as appropriate.

 e. Any business entity that fails to comply with the provisions of this section shall be
                                                                            ---
subject to a fine imposed by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement
Commission in an amount to be determined by the commission which may be based upon
the amount that the business entity failed to report.

4. This act shall take effect immediately.

* Note: Bold italicized statutory references of new sections are anticipated and not final
as of the time this document was prepared. Statutory compilations of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-
51 is anticipated to show a reference to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-51 and to N.J.S.A. 52:34-25.



                                    APPENDIX A
                   AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
                    Equal Opportunity for Individuals with Disability

       The contractor and the MRESC (hereafter "owner") do hereby agree that the provisions of
Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "Act")
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(42 U.S.C. S121 01 et seq.), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public
entities in all services, programs, and activities provided or made available by public entities,
and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant there unto, are made a part of this contract.
In providing any aid, benefit, or service on behalf of the owner pursuant to this contract, the
contractor agrees that the performance shall be in strict compliance with the Act. In the event
that the contractor, its agents, servants, employees, or subcontractors violate or are alleged to
have violated the Act during the performance of this contract, the contractor shall defend the
owner in any action or administrative proceeding commenced pursuant to this Act. The
contractor shall indemnify, protect, and save harmless the owner, its agents, servants, and
employees from and against any and all suits, claims, losses, demands, or damages, of whatever
kind or nature arising out of or claimed to arise out of the alleged violation. The contractor shall,
at its own expense, appear, defend, and pay any and all charges for legal services and any and all
costs and other expenses arising from such action or administrative proceeding or incurred in
connection therewith. In any and all complaints brought pursuant to the owner's grievance
procedure, the contractor agrees to abide by any decision of the owner which is rendered
pursuant to said grievance procedure. If any action or administrative proceeding results in an
award of damages against the owner, or if the owner incurs any expense to cure a violation of
the ADA which has been brought pursuant to its grievance procedure, the contractor shall satisfy
and discharge the same at its own expense.
        The owner shall, as soon as practicable after a claim has been made against it, give
written notice thereof to the contractor along with full and complete particulars of the claim, If
any action or administrative proceeding is brought against the owner or any of its agents,
servants, and employees, the owner shall expeditiously forward or have forwarded to the
contractor every demand, complaint, notice, summons, pleading, or other process received by the
owner or its representatives.

       It is expressly agreed and understood that any approval by the owner of the services
provided by the contractor pursuant to this contract will not relieve the contractor of the
obligation to comply with the Act and to defend, indemnify, protect, and save harmless the
owner pursuant to this paragraph.

       It is further agreed and understood that the owner assumes no obligation to indemnify or
save harmless the contractor, its agents, servants, employees and subcontractors for any claim
which may arise out of their performance of this Agreement. Furthermore, the contractor
expressly understands and agrees that the provisions of this indemnification clause shall in no
way limit the contractor's obligations assumed in this Agreement, nor shall they be construed to
relieve the contractor from any liability, nor preclude the owner from taking any other actions
available to it under any other provisions of the Agreement or otherwise at law.




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                   ARRA STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS ADDENDUM
                             FOR CONTRACTS AND GRANTS
If a contract or grant involves the use of funds from the federal American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5 (“Recovery Act”), the following terms and
conditions apply. As used in this Section, “Contractor/Grantee” means the contractor or
grantee receiving Recovery Act funds from MRESC Co-op Member or the MRESC under
this agreement.
1. The Contractor/Grantee specifically agrees to comply with each of the terms and
conditions contained herein.
2. Contractor/Grantee understands and acknowledges that the federal stimulus funding
process is still evolving and that new requirements for Recovery Act compliance may
still be forthcoming from federal government or, State of New Jersey. Accordingly,
Contractor/Grantee specifically agrees that both it and subcontractors/subgrantees will
comply with all such requirements during the contract period
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING
Contractor/Grantee agrees that programs supported with temporary federal funds made
available from the Recovery Act may not be continued with MRESC Co-op Member
financed appropriations once the temporary federal funds are expended.
BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENT
Contractor/Grantee agrees that pursuant to Section 1605 of Title XV of the Recovery
Act, neither Contractor/Grantee nor its subcontractors/subgrantees will use Recovery Act
funds for a project for the construction, alternation, maintenance, or repair of a public
building or public work unless all of the iron, steel and manufactured goods used in the
project are produced in the United States in a manner consistent with United States
obligations under international agreements. This requirement shall be applied unless the
use of alternative materials has been approved by a federal agency pursuant to Section
1605.
CONFLICTING REQUIREMENTS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that, to the extent Recovery Act requirements conflict with
MRESC requirements, the Recovery Act requirements shall control.
FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Contractor/Grantee agrees that it shall promptly refer to an appropriate federal inspector
general any credible evidence that a principal, employee, agent, subgrantee,
subcontractor or other person has submitted a claim under the federal False Claims Act,
as amended, 31 U.S.C. §§3729-3733, or has committed a criminal or civil violation of
laws pertaining to fraud, conflict of interest, bribery, gratuity, or similar misconduct
involving those funds.

ENFORCEABILITY
Contractor/Grantee agrees that if Contractor/Grantee or one of its
subcontractors/subgrantees fails to comply with all applicable federal and state
requirements governing the use of Recovery Act funds, MRESC may withhold or
suspend, in whole or in part, funds awarded under the program, or recover misspent
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funds following an audit. This provision is in addition to all other remedies available to
MRESC under all applicable state and federal laws.
INSPECTION OF RECORDS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that it shall permit the United States Comptroller General or
his representative or the appropriate inspector general appointed under section 3 or 8G of
the federal Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S. App. §§3 and 8(g), or his
representative to: (1) examine any records that directly pertain to, and involve
transactions relating to, this contract; and (2) interview any officer or employee of
Contractor/Grantee or any of its subcontractors/subgrantees regarding the activities
funded with funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Recovery Act.
JOB POSTING REQUIREMENTS
Section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires states receiving stimulus funds to report on
jobs created and retained as a result of the stimulus funds. Contractors/Grantees who
receive Recovery Act funded contracts are required to post jobs created and retained as a
result of stimulus funds on the State of North Carolina website at (www.ncrecovery.gov).
PROHIBITION ON USE OF RECOVERY ACT FUNDS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that none of the funds made available under this contract may
be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course,
swimming pools, or similar projects.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Pursuant to Section 1512 of Title XV of the Recovery Act, entities receiving Recovery
Act funds must submit a report to the federal government no later than ten (10) calendar
days after the end of each calendar quarter. This report must contain the information
outlined below.
Accordingly, Contractor/Grantee agrees to provide MRESC Co-op Member with the
following information in a timely manner:
a. The total amount of Recovery Act funds received by Contractor/Grantee during the
Reporting Period;
b. The amount of Recovery Act funds that were expended or obligated during the
Reporting Period;
c. A detailed list of all projects or activities for which Recovery Act funds were
expended or obligated, including:
i. the name of the project or activity;
ii. a description of the project or activity;
iii. an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; and
iv. an estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the
project or activity;
d. For any subcontracts or subgrants equal to or greater than $25,000:
i. The name of the entity receiving the subaward;
ii. The amount of the subaward;
iii. The transaction type;
iv. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or
v. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number;
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vi. Program source;
vii. An award title descriptive of the purpose of each funding action;
viii. The location of the entity receiving the subaward;
ix. The primary location of the subaward, including the city, state, congressional district
and country; and
x. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the sub-award and the parent entity of
Contractor/Grantee, should the entity be owned by another.
xi. The names and total compensation of the five most highly compensated officers of
the company if it received: 1) 80% or more of its annual gross revenues in Federal
awards; and 2) $25M or more in annual gross revenue from Federal awards.
e. For any subcontracts or subgrants of less than $25,000 or to individuals, the
information required in d may be reported in the aggregate and requires the certification
of an authorized officer of Contractor/Grantee that the information contained in the
report is accurate.
f. Any other information reasonably requested by MRESC Co-op Member or required by
state or federal law or regulation. Standard data elements and federal instructions for use
in complying with reporting requirements under Section 1512 of the Recovery Act, are
pending review by the federal government, and were published in the Federal Register,
74 Federal Register, 14824 (April 1, 2009), and are to be provided online at
www.FederalReporting.gov.
SEGREGATION OF FUNDS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that it shall segregate obligations and expenditures of
Recovery Act funds from other funding. No part of funds made available under the
Recovery Act may be comingled with any other funds or used for a purpose other than
that of making payments for costs specifically allowable under the Recovery Act.
SUBCONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that it shall include these standard terms and conditions,
including this requirement, in any of its subcontracts or subgrants in connection with
projects funded in whole or in part with funds available under the Recovery Act.
WAGE REQUIREMENTS
Contractor/Grantee agrees that, in accordance with Section 1606 of Title XVI of the
Recovery Act, both it and its subcontractors shall fully comply with this section in that,
notwithstanding any other provision of law, and in a manner consistent with the other
provisions of the Recovery Act, all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and
subcontractors on projects funded in whole or in part with funds available under the
Recovery Act shall be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on projects of a
character similar in the locality, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor in
accordance with Subchapter IV of Chapter 31 of Title 40 of the United States Code.
WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION
Contractor/Grantee agrees that both it and its subcontractors/subgrantees shall comply
with Section 1553 of the Recovery Act, which prohibits all non-federal
Contractor/Grantees of Recovery Act funds, including MRESC Co-op Members, and all
contractors and grantees of MRESC Co-op Members, from discharging, demoting or
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otherwise discriminating against an employee for disclosures by the employee that the
employee reasonably believes are evidence of (1) gross mismanagement of a contract or
grant relating to Recovery Act funds; (2) a gross waste of Recovery Act funds; (3) a
substantial and specific danger to public health or safety related to the implementation or
use of Recovery Act funds; (4) an abuse of authority related to implementation or use of
Recovery Act funds; or (5) a violation of law, rule, or regulation related to an agency
contract (including the competition for or negotiation of a contract) or grant, awarded or
issued relating to Recovery Act funds. In addition, Contractor/Grantee agrees that it and
its subcontractors/subgrantees shall post notice of the rights and remedies available to
employees under Section 1553 of Title XV of the Recovery Act.




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Acceptance of Bid and Contract Award
      MRESC # 10/11-22 – Playground Equipment, Surfacing Materials, Site
     Furnishings Outdoor Circuit Training Equipment and Related Products

                                  BID, ACCEPTANCE OF BID
                                            And
                                     CONTRACT AWARD



 TO BE COMPLETED BY BIDDER


In compliance with the Request for Bid, the undersigned warrants that I/we have examined the
Instructions to Bidders, and, being familiar with all of the conditions surrounding the proposed projects,
hereby offer and agree to furnish all labor, materials, and supplies incurred in compliance with all terms,
conditions, specifications and amendments in the Request for Bid and any written exceptions to the bid.
Signature also certifies understanding and compliance with the certification requirements of the
MRESC’s Terms and Conditions and any special Terms and Conditions if applicable. The undersigned
understands that his/her competence and responsibility and that of any proposed subcontractors, time of
completion, as well as other factors of interest to the MRESC as stated in the evaluation section will be a
consideration in making the award.
Company Name                                                                         Date
Company Address                                      City                    State Zip
Contact Person                                                               Title
Authorized Signature (ink only)                                              Title

      ACCEPTANCE OF BID AND CONTRACT AWARD TO BE COMPLETED ONLY BY MRESC


Your bid for contracting services is hereby accepted. As contractor, you are now bound to sell the
materials and services listed by the attached bid based upon the solicitation, including all terms,
conditions, specifications, amendments as set forth in the Request for Bid. As contractor you are hereby
cautioned not to commence any billable work or provide any material or service under this contract until
contractor receives an executed purchase order from a Co-op Member. The parties intend this contract
to constitute the final and complete agreement between the MRESC and contractor, and no other
agreements, oral or otherwise, regarding the subject matter of this contract, shall bind any of the parties
hereto. No change or modification of this contract shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and signed
by both parties to this contract. If any provision of this contract is deemed invalid or illegal by any
appropriate court of law, the remainder of this contract shall not be affected thereby. The term of the
agreement shall commence on award and continue for one year unless terminated, canceled or extended.
By mutual written agreement, the contract may be extended for twelve additional months.

Awarding Agency:

Agency Executive

Awarded this           day of                 Contract Number MRESC # 10/11-12

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To All Bidders:



                                   REMINDER!



Did you sign all of the bid documents?

All bid documents returned to the Commission shall be signed with original
signatures. Please try to use blue ink.

Failure to sign all bid documents may be cause for disqualification and rejection of
the bid.



Mr. Patrick M. Moran
Business Administrator
Board Secretary




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                           CURRENT MRESC CO-OP MEMBERS

           COUNTY       DISTRICT                                    CONTACT
           ATLANTIC
                        Atlantic City BOE                           Gloria Bibb
                        Egg Harbor Township S D                     Katernya Bechtel
                        Somers Point BOE                            Suzanne Keller
                        Ventnor School District                     Jann Cohen

           BERGEN
                        Carlstadt-East Rutherford Reg. BOE          Nicholas Annitti
                        Closter BOE                                 Peter Iappelli
                        Franklin Lakes BOE                          Mike Solokas ;Grace Abernathy
                        Montvale BOE                                Maria Latz
                        Northvale BOE                               Yas Usami
                                      Oakland BOE                   Vincent Yaniro
                        Old Tappan BOE                              Dough Barrett
                        Upper Saddle River BOE                      Dana Imbasciani
                        Pascack Valley Regional HS Dist             Dr. Vincent Occhino
                        Wyckoff BOE                                 Alan C. Reiffe
                        Mahwah BOE                                  Carlos Rosa
                        Norwood BOE                                 Joan Dunn (Interim)
                        Ramsey BOE                                  Robert Marcotulli
                        Demarest BOE                                Frank Chilson
                        Bogota BOE                                  Dr. Carol A. Fredericks
                        Englewood Cliffs                            Mary Welfel
                        Borough of Fort Lee                         Peggy Thomas; Neil Grant
                        Emerson BOE                                 Phillip Nisonoff
                        Allendale BOE                               Ruthann Quinn; Elaine Greenan
                        Paramus BOE                                 Gary Lane
                        Teaneck Community Charter                   Charlie Knopf
                        Cresskill BOE                               Antoinette Kelly
                        Ridgewood P S                               Jennifer Daviet
                        Edgewater BOE                               Audrey Mioli
                        Hillsdale BOE                               Lirca Garcia
                        New Milford BOE                             Michael Sawicz ;Eurico Antunes
                        Waldwick BOE                                John Griffin; Denise Villani
                        Borough of Paramus                          Toni Falato
                        Rivervale BOE                               Kelly Ippolito
                        River Edge BOE                              Deborah Trainor
                        North Arlington                             Kathleen McEwin-Marano
                        Westwood Regional BOE                       Keith Rosado
                        Borough of Ringwood                         Debbie Buchanan
                        Midland BOE                                 Stacy Garvey

           BURLINGTON
                        Bordentown BOE                              Dan Cumming
                        Medford Twp. Public Schools                 Bryan C. McGair
                        Riverton BOE                                Donna Gidjunis
                        Chesterfield Twp. BOE                       Louise Zoilkowski
                        Pemberton Township BOE                      Pat Austin
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                        Florence Township BOE                       Bruce Benedetti

           CUMBERLAND
                        Bridgeton BOE                               Nicole Schoener
                        Cumberland Cty. Tech. Ed. Center            Gene Mercoli

           CAMDEN
                        Gloucester City Junior-Senior H S           Margaret McDonnell; Bernie Collins
                        Collingswood Public Schools                 Beth Ann Coleman
                        Camden County Tech. Schools                 James Clark

           CAPE MAY
                        Cape May Technical School District          Paula J. Smith; Michelle Grey
                        Ocean City BOE                              Steve Terhune



           ESSEX
                        Team Academy Charter                        Pallavi Dandu
                        Verona BOE                                  C. Nardino
                        East Orange BOE                             Racquel

           GLOUCESTER
                        Harrison Township BOE                       Robert Scharle; Shawn Shenk
                        Clayton Public Schools                      Fran Adler; Jeff Field
                        Delsea Reg.H S District                     Kathy Mastran
                        Kingsway Regional School District           Andrew R. Eubanks
                        Deptford Townshipo BOE                      Kenneth L. King

           HUDSON
                         Kearny BOE                                 Karen Yeamans
                         Weehawken BOE                              Hwey-Hwey "Vicky" Guo - BA
                        Ethical Community Charter School            Kathleen Mone
                        Learning Community Charter                  Michael D. Steinmetz
                        Jersey City Public Schools                  Melissa Simmons; Roxanne Padilla

           HUNTERDON
                        High Bridge BOE                             Anthony Juskiewicz
                        Town of Clinton BOE                         Lisa Ayars - BA
                        Clinton Township BOE                        Patricia Leonhardt
                        Borough of Lebanon BOE                      Patricia Leonhardt
                        Tewksbury BOE                               Karin Laraway
                        East Amwell BOE                             Judy Holladay
                        Delaware Valley Reg. HS BOE                 Daria Wasserbach
                        Hunterdon Central Regional HS               Ray Krov
                        Flemington-Raritan SD                       Sue Lometti; Stephanie Hope

           MERCER
                        Robbinsville BOE (Washington)               Robert Devita
                        West Windsor-Plainsboro Reg.Dist.           Larry Shanok – BA; Toni Dubaniewicz
                        Hopewell Valley Reg. S D.                   Robert Colavita
                        Princeton Regional Schools                  April Taylor (Purchsingg Agent)
                        Capital Preparatory Charter H S             Thomas Gant

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                       Trenton Community Charter                  Cora Birnberg
                       Township of Hopewell                       Paul Pogorzelski/Nancy Canto
           MERCER      Ewing BOE                                  Brian Falkowski
                       Mercer County Special Services             Nancy Swirsky
                       Area-Vocational Tech School of Mercer
                       County                                     Nancy Swirsky
                       Lawrence Twp. Public School                Thomas Eldridge

           MIDDLESEX
                       Carteret BOE                               Nilkanth Patel
                       Cranbury BOE                               Joyce Picariello
                       Dunellen BOE                               Vincent Olivo
                       East Brunswick BOE                         Bernard Guliana
                       East Brunswick, Township of                L. Mason Neely-Chief Finance Officer
                       Edison BOE                                 Daniel Michaud
                       Highland Park BOE                          Linda Hoefele
                       Highland Park, Borough                     Joan Hullings (Clerk)
                       Jamesburg BOE                              Thomas Reynolds
                       Borough of Jamesburg                       Denise Jawidzik
                       Metuchen BOE                               Michael Harvier
                       Borough of Metuchen                        William Boerth
                       Middlesex BOE                              Michele Previte
                       Middlesex County                           Jack Garber
                       Middlesex County Improvement
                       Authority                                  Jane Liel
                       Milltown BOE                               Loriann Dekovics
                       Milltown Borough
                       Monroe BOE                                 Wayne Holliday
                       MRESC BOE                                  Patrick Moran
                       MCVT BOE                                   Karl Knehr; F. Thompson
                       New Brunswick BOE                          Richard Jannerone
                       New Brunswick, City of                     Thomas Loughlin-City Admin
                       North Brunswick BOE                        Amy Gallagher
                       Old Bridge BOE                             Nancy Mongon
                       Perth Amboy BOE                            Derek Jess
                       Piscataway BOE                             Brian DeLucia
                       Piscataway, City of                        Monique Thompson
                       Sayreville BOE                             Emidio D'Andrea
                       Sayreville, City of                        Jeffry Bertrand - BA
                       South Amboy BOE                            Carolyn Joseph
                       South Amboy, City of                       Camille Tooker ; Mary Sue Felice
                       South Brunswick BOE                        Anthony Tonzini
                       South Plainfield BOE                       Richard Guarini
                       South River BOE                            Kenneth Kokoszka
                       Spotswood BOE                              Tish Spinillo
                       Woodbridge BOE                             Dennis DeMarino
                       Woodbridge Township                        Robert Landolfi
                       New Life Christian School                  Dr. Jack Bier
                       Timothy Christian School                   Scott Attlesey

           MONMOUTH
                       Millstone BOE                              Bernard Biesiada
                       Roosevelt BOE                              Michael Resnick
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                       Upper Freehold Regional BOE                    Diana Schiraldi
                        Manalapan Englishtown BOE                     Veronica Wolf
                        Manasquan BOE                                 Margaret Hom
           MONMOUTH     Matawan/Aberdeen Regional                     Susan Irons
                        Academy Charter School                        Carol Scarmorza
                        Freehold Township Schools                     Brian Boyle
                       Tinton Falls S D                               Tamar Sydney-Gens
                       Neptune Twp. BOE                               Peter Leonard
                       Asbury Park BOE                                Corey Lowell
                       Hazlet Twp. BOE                                Maureen O'Donnell; Christopher J. Mullins
                       Monmouth Beach BOE                             Linda Considine
                       Middletown Twp BOE                             Maria Salus
                       Red Bank BOE                                   Annie Darrow
                       Belmar BOE                                     Loeretta Hill
                       Union Beach                                    Joyce Goode
                       Rumson BOE                                     Denise Friedmann; Ellen Iovino
                       Fair Haven BOE                                 Valery Petrone
                       Spring Lake BOE                                Debra Leigh Allen
                       Atlantic Highlands BOE                         Janet Sherlock

           MORRIS
                       Washington Township BOE                        Liz George
                       Jefferson Township BOE                         Dora E. Zeno; Patti McGill
                       Dover BOE                                      Frederick Vanderhoof; E. Regan
                       Madison BOE                                    Charles Milewski
                       Unity Charter School                           Charles Knopf
                       Mount Olive Twp. BOE                           Susan Decker
                       Chester BOE                                    Mary Jane Canose
                       West Morris Reg. H S Dist                      L. Douglas Pechanec
                       Denville BOE                                   John Serapiglia
                       Madison Borough                                Liz Crescibene

           OCEAN
                        Long Beach Island BOE                         J. Cappello; l. Moffitt
                        Little Egg Harbor BOE                         Lynn Coates
                        Pinelands Regional BOE                        Stephen J. Brennan
                        Brick Township BOE                            James W. Edwards
                        Central Regional BOE                          Kevin O'Shea
                        Point Pleasant Beach BOE                      Brian Savage
                        Point Pleasant BOE                            Steven Corso
                       Berkeley Twp. BOE                              Laura Venter
                        Jackson Township BOE                          Michelle Richardson; Patty Senus
                       Plumstead Twp School Dist                      Frank Gripp
                       Ocean County Voc. Tech                         Frank Frazee
                       Lacey Township BOE                             James Savage
                       Manchester Twp. BOE                            Craig Lorentzen
                       Stafford BOE                                   Enrico D. Siano

           PASSAIC
                       Passaic Valley Regional HS                     Paul Gerber
                       Manchester Reg. HS                             Renee Taveniere
                       Haledon Public Schools                         Renee Taveniere

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                       Community Charter School of Paterson         Carl Hagmueller
                       West Milford                                 Steven J. C ea



           SALEM
                        Pittsgrove BOE                              Suzanne Fox , BA
                       Penns Grove-Carney Point Reg                 Mr. Brian Ferguson
                       Salem County Vocational Tech Sch             William m. Gerson
                       Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional BOE            Howard O'Neill
                       Elsinboro BOE                                Rebecca Joyce
                       Pennsville BOE                               John J. Recchinti
                       Lower Alloways Creek BOE                     Shannon DuBois

           SOMERSET
                        Bedminster BOE                              Debra Besold
                        Bernards BOE                                Nick Markarian
                        Bound Brook BOE                             Carole Deddy
                        Bound Brook City of                         Randy Bahr
                        Branchburg BOE                              Katherine Attwood
                        Bridgewater Raritan BOE                     Peter Starrs
                       Franklin BOE                                 John Calvano
                       Franklin Township                            Joyce Miller
                        Green Brook BOE                             Gloria Gross
                        Green Brook Township                        Kathryn Kitchener
                        Hillsborough BOE                            Aiman Mahoud
                        Manville BOE                                Steve Gillingham; Kim Clelland
                        Manville, City of                           Kathy Kelman
                        Montgomery BOE                              Thomas Venanzi
                        North Plainfield BOE                        Donald Sternberg
                        Somerset County Vo. Tech HS                 Diane Strober
                        Somerset Hill Reg. Dist                     Nancy Lee Hunter
                        Somerville BOE                              Bryan P. Boyce
                        South Bound Brook BOE                       Joe Marra
                        Warren BOE                                  Peter DaQuila
                        Watchung Borough BOE                        Diane Faucher
                        Watchung Hills Regional HS BOE              Timothy Stys
                       Bonnie Brae                                  Irene Greene

           SUSSEX      County of Sussex                             Keith Armstrong
                       Kittatinny Reg HS                            Margaret Conroy
                       Borough of Franklin                          Richard Wolak
                       Town of Newton                               Tom Russo
                       Ogdensburg Bor. BOE                          Marilyn Cuykendall
                       Hopatcong Borough Schools                    Theresa Sierchio
                       Newton BOE                                   Donna Snyder
                       Frankford Twp. BOE                           Christopher Lessard
                       Sussex-Wantage Regional BOE                  Christina M. Riker
                       Sparta Township BOE                          Warren Ceirvels
                       Green Township BOE                           Sullyann McCarty
                       Sussex County Technical School               Robert T. Clark
                       Vernon Township BOE                          Steve Kepnes

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                       Sussex ESC                                   John Pavlik
                       Andover Regioanl School Dist                 Terry-Lee VanAuken
                       Hampton Township BOE                         Kerry K. Murphy
                       High Point Reg. H S BOE                      Linda Alvarez


           UNION
                        Dr. Ellen J. Pressman Charter               Tamira Chapman
                        Cranford, Twp. Of                           Marlena Schmid
                        Union, BOE                                  James J. Damato; K.Dunn; A. Magliacano
                       Cranford BOE                                 Robert Carfagno
                       Union Cty Voc.-Tech Schools                  Peter Capodice
                       Scotch Plains-Fanwood                        Anthony Del Sordi
                       Berkley Heights BOE                          Donna A. Felezzola
                       Roselle Park School Dist                     Susan Guercio; Joseph Lugara

                       Morris-Union Jointure Commission BOE         Susan Yaniro

           WARREN
                       Great Meadows Reg. S D.                      Julie Mumaw
                       Ridge and Valley Charter School              Charles Knopf
                       Greenwich BOE                                Victoria Stevens
                       Oxford Township BOE                          Pattricia Decibus
                       Warren County Tech School Dist               Edmund Zalewski
                       Phillipsburg BOE                             William A. Bauer




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