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Office of Central Purchasing

How Do I get a contract with the City of Newark?

The Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing complies with procurement practices in accordance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law 40A:11-1 et seq. The Division of Central Purchasing is responsible for the purchase of all goods and services for the City of Newark. Purchasing is the centralized division through which all City departments must request goods and services, and all vendors must register at to receive automatic notification of bid opportunities. Affirmative Action initiatives in awarding contracts to minority and female owned businesses are offered and awarded contracts with the City of Newark consistent with Affirmative Action requirements, goals and objectives.

City of Newark E-Procurement Services

The City of Newark has partnered with OpenGov, a web-based e-procurement service for public agencies. This e-procurement system provides prospective bidders with automatic notification and transmittal of bid solicitations. In addition, OpenGov gives suppliers access to bidding opportunities with other government entities. All of this is provided at no charge. REGISTER & FIND OPPORTUNITIES OpenGov registration is your first step to participating in bid opportunities. Please visit OpenGov for step-by-step instructions with vendor registration. Register and then follow the steps below to assist in successfully submitting a bid or proposal to the City of Newark. All current and future vendors should register and maintain an updated profile on the site. The site allows you to choose the products/services in which you have an interest. Through this registration, you will receive automatic notifications of bid or quote opportunities.

Please see available opportunities below:

Emergency Contracts

Additional Information

  • For information on how to register a business with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, read our informative document (PDF)
  • For information about applying for a Business Registration Certificate, visit the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, you can also call 609-292-9292.
  • For information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance, please visit State of NJ - Department of the Treasury's webpage here
  • For information on how to register a business with the New Jersey Department of Treasury, please visit State of NJ - Department of the Treasury - Division of Revenue Business Registration Certificate


  1. How to apply for a City of Newark business license (English) (Español) (Português) (Kreyòl)
  2. How to Respond to a Bid guide (English)
  3. How to Respond to a RFP guide (English)
  4. The City of Newark's new Purchasing Plan initiative outlines future procurement needs, aiding vendors in readiness for upcoming opportunities. (English/Español/Português/Kreyòl)

Quick Links

"For a comprehensive online resource providing personalized assistance and information for businesses in New Jersey, please visit:"

Wage and Hour Compliance - Laws and Regulations

Affirmative Action Information (PDF)

Debarment List A/O January 06, 2020

Register a Business with the New Jersey Department of Treasury

Use of National Coop (PDF)

Contact Us

Physical Address:

47-63 Green Street

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: 973-733-3776

Fax: 973-733-3760


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