Assembly Panel Approves Bill To Create Web Site For Public Jobs & Contracts

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TRENTON – Legislation to create an Internet database to provide the public a “one stop” source of current information on local employment opportunities and requests for proposals was released by the Assembly Budget Committee on Thursday.

The bill (A-3128) would require the State Department of Community Affairs, in consultation with the Office of Information Technology, to design, develop, and maintain a single, searchable Internet database, to be known as “Bulletin NJ,” that would contain and display information on employment opportunities, requests for proposals, and other government procurement opportunities published by a contracting unit.

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The Internet database would provide prospective bidders with the following information: 1) a detailed description of the services required; 2) the format and procedure that would be followed in submitting proposals; 3) the specific information which qualified vendors would provide in the proposal; 4) a statement setting forth the relative importance of factors, including cost, which the contracting unit would consider in evaluating a proposal submitted by a qualified vendor; 5) the deadline by which proposals must be submitted to the contracting unit; and (6) any other information the contracting unit deems appropriate.

Under the bill, the database would be required to be available to the public via DCA’s Web site by July 1, 2011.


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