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Office of Central Purchasing

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.

Public Access to Sealed Bids & Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

All sealed bids and requests for proposals are publicly opened in the Division of Central Purchasing at 10:15 a.m. Bids or proposals WILL NOT be accepted after the designated bid/RFP time.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT BID OPENINGS IS PROHIBITED due to restrictions on public gatherings under the State of Emergency. We are not conducting in person Bid/RFP openings during the competitive bidding process. We encourage bid and RFP responses to be submitted via certified mail or overnight delivery to ensure timely receipt of responses.

The City of Newark will conduct and broadcast the bid opening in real time at the Department of Law. Bidders and the public have the option of remotely accessing and viewing the bid opening in real time through Zoom conference call with visual and audio capability.

Additional Information

  • For further information regarding Purchasing, please call at 973-733-3776.
  • For further information regarding contract compliance, please contact Najja Davis 973-733-4824.
  • 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.


1. Affirmative Action Information (PDF)

2. Debarment List A/O January 06, 2020

3. Register a Business with the New Jersey Department of Treasury

4. Use of National Coop (PDF)

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Contact Us

Physical Address:

828 Broad Street, 3rd Floor

Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: 973-733-3776

Fax: 973-733-3760

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