Posted May 17, 2022
The Sparta Township Board of Education (“Board”) hereby advertises for Requests for Proposal in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5: 
Proposal Documents may be obtained by electronic delivery from Ronald Smith, Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary, listed below and will be available on the districts website at Email request must reference the below listed RFP and include Proposer/Proposer’s Firm, Firm address, Telephone and Facsimile numbers, and Proposer’s email address. 
Proposals must be sealed and delivered to the Sparta Township Board of Education office on or before date and time indicated below.  The envelope to bear the following information:
Name and Address of the Proposer:
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Proposal may also be submitted to the Board prior to the advertised date and time. On the advertised date and time, the Board shall publicly receive and open all proposals and announce the names of the vendors that have submitted proposals. No RFPs shall be received after the time designated in the advertisement. 
Time sensitive dates for the proposal process are:
Interview: June 2022
Notice to Award, on or about: June 10, 2022  
First date of coverage year: July 1, 2022

All Proposers are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq., Affirmative Action Against Discrimination (N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq.)  
Business entities submitting proposals are required by law (Chapter 33, Laws of 1977) to submit a list of names and addresses of all stockholders owning 10% or more of their stock unless the business entity is publicly traded or a not-for-profit, in which case other action must be taken to comply with the proposal requirements.
The RFP package will also include other documents that must be completed and returned with the RFP. Failure to comply with Instructions and to complete and submit all required forms, may be cause for disqualification of the Vendor and rejection of the RFP.
All proposers named in this proposal, shall register prior to the submission of RFPs, and shall possess a valid Contractor’s Registration Certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 et seq., prior to the award of the contract by the Board.
No proposal may be withdrawn, except in accordance with the Public School Contracts Law, for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for opening of proposals.
The Board reserves the right to reject any or all RFPs, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq. and to waive any informalities in accordance with the applicable law.

The proposal documents and all exhibits provided in order for the vendor to adequately evaluate the Board’s needs and to generate a competitive proposal are considered proprietary and confidential property of the Board. All electronic file transfers of this information to the Vendors and/or contractors  is specifically designated as “confidential” and “business proprietary,” the receiving party shall keep such information strictly confidential and shall not disclose it to any other person except to (1) its employees, (2) those who need to know the content of such information in order to perform services or construction solely and exclusively for the Project, or (3) its consultants, contractors and subcontractors whose contracts include similar restrictions on the use of such confidential and proprietary information.  Therefore, any vendor discovered to have published or disseminated this information in the public domain, unless pursuant to the exceptions stated above, shall be subject to significant penalty and may not be permitted to submit a proposal on the contract.
As a condition precedent to receipt of the Proposal Documents, all Proposers must agree to dispose of, destroy and/or return the information forwarded to it within three (3) days of the RFP submission date.
H. Ronald Smith
Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary
Sparta Township Board of Education
18 Mohawk Avenue
Sparta, NJ  07871
Phone:  973-729-3655