Purchasing 2018-06-20T11:06:42+00:00

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

Marisa Wilkins, RPPS  (732) 657-8121 ext. 3500

Fax (732) 657-8151



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”









Invitations are extended to bidders to bid for the following project:



                                COMMUNICATIONS SITE LEASE AGREEMENT


THE TOWNSHIP OF MANCHESTER will accept bids by mail, recognized overnight carrier or in person for a “Communications Site Lease Agreement” for the rental of a portion of the property located at 652 Route 530 in the Township of Manchester, New Jersey, and shown as Lot 3, in Block 89 on the Township of Manchester Tax Map (“Premises”), until 11:00 a.m. on July 17, 2018, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Township of Manchester shall not be responsible for any bid mailed which is lost in transit or delivered late by the postal service or recognized overnight carrier. Bids should be submitted in SEALED ENVELOPES, addressed to the Purchasing Agent, Township of Manchester, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township, New Jersey 08759 and clearly marked on the outside “Communications Site Lease Agreement”.


Copies of the Documents, including Specifications and any Addenda may be obtained at the purchasing office of the Township of Manchester, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township, New Jersey between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Specifications may also be obtained electronically by emailing request to purchasing@manchestertwp.com .


After receipt of bids, no bids may be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after the date of the bid opening except as provided for herein. The bid of any bidder who consents to an extension may be held for consideration for a longer period as may be agreed upon between bidder and the Township of Manchester.


Bidders must use and fully complete proposal forms within the specifications and comply with all requirements attached thereto.



The Township of Manchester reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive immaterial informalities, or to accept any bid which, in the opinion of the Township of Manchester, will be in its best interest, all in accordance with the New Jersey Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12‑1, et seq. In the event of an equal or tie bid, the Township of Manchester shall award the bid to the bidder which, in the Township’s sole discretion, best serves its interest.


The selected bidder or bidders will, within forty-five (45) days of award of the bid, enter into a Communications Site Lease Agreement with the Township of Manchester.


The highest bidder will construct and manage a telecommunications tower (“Tower”) on the Premises, and all other bidders will be allowed to co-locate on the Tower, with each bidder given priority as to their location on the Tower based upon their bid price. There will be separate co-location agreements. One with the tower manager for Tower space and one with the Township at the bid price for ground space at the Rented Premises.


The Township of Manchester requires a minimum annual rental bid of $24,000.00 ($2,000.00 per month) (“Annual Rent”). Annual Rent will increase two percent (2%) per annum. In addition to Annual Rent, the successful bidder must also make monthly payment equal to ten (10) percent of any rent collected as a result of bidder subletting the facility (“Additional Revenue Portion”). For the purposes of public bidding, every bid must include the Additional Revenue Portion. A lease awarded to a successful bidder will be awarded, if at all, to the bidder with the highest Annual Rent.




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)