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Business Ethics Guide – A Plain Language Guide to Ethical Business Conduct for Companies Transacting Business with the State of New Jersey, its Institutions, and Agencies (read more

P.L. 2017, Chapter 61 (N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-77) – Limit on Payment to Speakers at Public Institutions of Higher Education State law provides that public institutions of higher education, including TCNJ, may not use State funds in excess of $10,000 to pay an individual for any speaking engagement at or hosted by the institution.

The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq)

The New Jersey State Prevailing Wage Act and Regulations (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 et seq) was enacted to protect construction workers by establishing appropriate craft prevailing wage rates. These rates are determined by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act applies to “public work” performed under contract and paid with funds of a “public body”.

“Public work” means construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, custom fabrication, or repair work, or maintenance work, including painting and decorating, done under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body. “Public body” means the State of New Jersey, any of its political subdivisions, any authority created by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey and any instrumentality or agency of the State of New Jersey or of any of its political subdivisions. The College of New Jersey (“TCNJ”) is an agency of the State of New Jersey and therefore must abide by the Act.

If the total value of a project exceeds $2,000 for work being done for, or on property or premises owned by, any other public entity, certified payroll documentation is required with each invoice. For service/repair work (excluding preventative maintenance, testing, and inspection) exceeding the $2,000 threshold, certified payroll documentation is required with each invoice. The $2,000 threshold applies to the cumulative amount of all work covered by the contract, over the life of the agreement. All TCNJ suppliers, contractors and vendors agree to comply with the Act as it applies to the goods and/or services they provide the College.

For additional information, visit the State of New Jersey FAQ list.

All contractors and subcontractors who bid on or engage in the performance of any construction-related public works projects in New Jersey must register with the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Click here to verify if a contractors is registered.

Set Aside Purchases

It is the mission of the College’s Procurement Department to provide fair and equal treatment to all suppliers involved in the procurement process. All contracts for the purchase of goods and services are awarded through competitive bidding processes established by the College. The College’s Procurement Department works in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center at TCNJ to encourage the participation of SBE’s, MBE’s and WBE’s in procurement activities at the College. The targets are to award 25% of the dollar value of contracts to eligible small, minority and female-owned businesses.

College’s Procurement staff attend conferences and trade shows supported by Small, Minority and Women-owned businesses in order to explain the College’s bidding process. Ordering departments are also encouraged to be aware of this commitment by the College and they are encouraged to utilize these suppliers when available. Use link to search for businesses registered as a SBE and/or certified as a M/WBE with the State of New Jersey.

Disposal Of Surplus equipment

The policy details disposal of surplus furniture and equipment. Read the policy, complete the form and email it to Anup Kapur.

General Terms and Conditions

The attached terms and conditions apply to all contract or purchase agreements made with The College of New Jersey unless specifically noted otherwise.