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Notice to Bidders – Garbage Collection

“Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Netcong, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, at the Municipal Building, located at 23 Maple Avenue, Netcong, New Jersey, 07857 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, and publicly opened with the contents of same publicly announced for the purchase of solid waste collection services.

The Instructions to Bidders, General Conditions, Proposal, form of Contract, and other related bid documents may be obtained from the Borough Clerk’s Office at the above address or by telephoning (973) 347-0252 during normal business hours.  There will be a non-refundable charge of $75.00 for each set of specifications issued.

Proposals shall be enclosed in opaque sealed envelopes, plainly marked, “Proposal for the Purchase of Solid Waste Collection Services” and shall show the name and address of the bidder. Bids may be forwarded by certified mail.  If mailed, the sealed envelope containing the proposal and marked as directed above, must be enclosed in another envelope properly addressed for mailing as follows:

Ralph Blakeslee, Borough Administrator
Municipal Building
23 Maple Avenue
Netcong, NJ 07857

All bids shall be presented to the Borough Administrator by the parties bidding or their agents at the place and time designated or by mail as above.  The Borough will not assume responsibility for bids forwarded through the mail if lost in transit at any time before bid opening.  No bids will be received after the time set forth above.

No proposal will be considered unless accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the base bid (based upon the price bid and the estimated number of tons projected), not to exceed $20,000, in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond, binding the bidder to execute a contract within ten (10) days after notification of acceptance of his bid. A Non-Collusion Affidavit shall also be submitted.

The Borough reserves the right to waive minor defects and informalities in any bid and to reject any and all bids, or to accept bids that are in the opinion of the Borough in the best interest of the Borough.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening of bids.

Bidders are required to comply with the provisions of P.L. 1975, c. 127, and any amendments thereto, regarding Affirmative Action.  The successful bidder, upon notification of the Borough’s intent to award a contract to said bidder, must supply the Borough with one of the following Affirmative Action documents:

  1. A photocopy of the bidder’s Federal Affirmative Action Plan Approval Letter; or
  2. A photocopy of the bidder’s Certificate of Employee Information Report; or
  3. The Borough’s copy of the bidder’s completed Affirmative Action Employee Information Report Form.

The bidder’s Affirmative Action documentation must be supplied to the Borough within ten (10) days of the bidder’s notification of the Borough’s intent to award.  If the bidder fails to supply the Borough with the necessary Affirmative Action documentation, the Borough may declare the bidder non-responsive and award the contract to the next lowest bidder.

Simultaneous with the submission of bids, the corporation or partnership so bidding shall furnish a statement setting forth the names and address of all stockholders in the corporation who own ten percent (10%) or more of the stock in any class, or of individual partners in the partnership who own ten percent (10%) or greater of interest therein pursuant to Chapter 33, P.L. 1977.  Bids will be rejected if they do not contain this disclosure statement.

No specifications, forms of Proposal, or other documents will be issued after Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

By order of the Borough Council of the Borough of Netcong,

Cynthia Eckert, Borough Clerk”


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