Maureen Kumitis, Qualified Purchasing Agent  (732) 657-8121 ext. 3501



About our Division:

The Division of Purchasing main goal is to provide a high quality of goods and services needed by all Departments within the Township in compliance with all State Laws and Regulations. The Division promotes a fair, open and competitive purchasing environment with all activities of purchasing governed by the Local Public Contracts Law NJSA 40 A. 11-1 et seq.

The Division of Purchasing is a function of the Department of Administration. The Purchasing staff, which includes the Purchasing Agent and Purchasing Specialist strives to maintain a good working relationship with all other departments within Manchester Township, especially working with the Department of Finance to ensure that all invoices are accurate and promptly paid in accordance to Prompt Pay Laws N.J.S.A. 52; 32-32 et seq.,

During acquisition of goods or services it is our duty to obtain prices for goods and services through Formal and Informal Quotes, State Contracts, Cooperative Purchasing, Requests for Proposals (RFP) and the proper receipt of bids. Sealed bids are generally required for any commodity, service or improvement when the costs exceed the statutory bid threshold.


Bidding Process:

All bids are advertised in the Asbury Park Press and on our Official Municipal Website. All sealed bids must be submitted in accordance to the terms and conditions stated in the bid package. Bids may be requested by phone, fax, e-mail or in person. Bids are sent either by Mail, Fax or e-mail. You may also pick up packets in the Purchasing Department, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759.

Bids are opened and read in public at the date, time and place specified in the “Notice to Bidders”








NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed submissions will be received by the Purchasing Agent or her representative, for the Township of Manchester, County of Ocean, and State of New Jersey on, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Prevailing time, in the Division of Purchasing,  1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, N.J.

Solicitations for Professional Services for:

Bond Counsel, Professional Auditor/Registered Municipal Accountant, Professional Planner, Engineering Services-Township, Engineering Services-Sewer & Water,

       Legal Services-Department of Utilities, Legal Services Township Attorney, Legal Services Special Counsel, Legal Services Counsel on Affordable Housing, Administrative Agent for Affordable Housing, Public Defender, Conflict Public Defender, Prosecutor, Conflict Prosecutor, Legal Services-Labor Counsel, Legal Services Special Labor Counsel, Financial Advisor, Special Counsel Telecommunications, Special Project Engineers, Legal Services-Zoning Board, Engineering Service –Zoning Board,Engineering Services-Planning Board, Legal Services Planning Board


 Submission packages may be obtained electronically by emailing request to Purchasing@manchestertwp.com  or from the Purchasing Office, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township, during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM. to 4:00 P.M.  Telephone: (732)657-8121 Ext. 3501


Professional service contractors are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C.17:27 et seq.


Maureen Kumitis

Purchasing Agent


Want to become a Vendor?

Below is a list with links to the required forms to become a vendor for the Township of Manchester.

Vendor Welcome Packet and Instructions

Vendor Accounting Form


Business Registration Certificate (BRC)