Guidelines for Doing Business with the Township of Freehold

Vendors are encouraged to call for an appointment with the Purchasing Agent before attempting to contact other departments. If appropriate, the Purchasing Office will arrange contacts with other departments.

Appointments may be arranged by contacting the Purchasing Office at 732-294-2043, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Methods of Procurement

Request for Quotation (RFQ)

Quotes are required for all purchases between $6,600 and the statutory bid threshold of $44,000. Requests for quotes may come from an individual department or be listed on the link provided on this website. Timely response by vendors will assist us in responding quickly to the needs of our departments.

Invitation for Bid (IFB)

Bids are required for the purchase of any item, service, or public improvement when the cost exceeds the statutory bid threshold of $40,000, pursuant to NJ.S.A.: 11-3. Bids must be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the bid package.

Bids are advertised in the Asbury Park Press and listed on the link provided on this website. In general, there is a charge for bid specifications which is noted in the advertisement. If you wish to have a bid package forwarded by Federal Express or an overnight carrier, please provide your company name, street address, (no p.o. boxes), telephone number, contact person, and your account number.

Bids are opened and read in public at the date and time specified in bid the. Vendors are invited to attend all bid openings. Bids will be available for inspection after bids have been opened.

Notification of award / rejection will be made in writing.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

RFPs may be used for the procurement of specialized services or systems of a highly technical nature.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Township encourages small and minority-owned businesses to respond.