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January 8, 2013

Re:      2013 Bid Acceptance Dates

Dear Mayor:

Municipalities are prohibited by law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-23(a)) from accepting bids on a Monday or any day directly following a State or federal holiday.  Local Finance Notice 2013-1 provides municipalities with a list of all 2013 Federal and State holidays to ensure compliance with the law.  In addition, the Division of Local Government Services advises that the law also applies to receipt of requests for proposals under competitive contracting.  However, the law does not apply to quotations for professional services, because the “10 days before receipt of bids” requirement does not apply.

Currently, all Federal holidays are also State holidays, and many of them fall on a Monday.  The law applies whether or not the municipality observes a given holiday.  Please note that Lincoln’s Birthday is no longer a State holiday.  The law supersedes local holiday observance.

2013 Table of State and Federal Holiday Bid Acceptance Dates
In addition, bids may not be accepted on any Monday.

Holiday
(no bids received)

Date

Day

Bid Due Day

Bid Due Date

New Year’s Day

1/1/2013

Tuesday

Thursday

1/3/2013

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

1/21/2013

Monday

Wednesday

1/23/2013

President’s Day (Washington's Birthday)  

2/18/2013

Monday

Wednesday

2/20/2013

Good Friday*

3/29/2013

Friday

Tuesday

4/1/2013

Memorial Day

5/27/2013

Monday

Wednesday

5/29/2013

Independence Day

7/4/2013

Thursday

Tuesday

7/9/2013

Labor Day

9/2/2013

Monday

Wednesday

9/4/2013

Columbus Day

10/14/2013

Monday

Wednesday

10/16/2013

Election Day*

11/5/2013

Tuesday

Thursday

11/7/2013

Veteran's Day observed

11/11/2013

Monday

Wednesday

11/13/2013

Thanksgiving Day

11/28/2013

Thursday

Tuesday

12/3/2013

Christmas Day

12/25/2013

Wednesday

Friday

12/27/2013

* State Holiday only (not federal)

Please share this notice with those individuals responsible for the development and preparation of specifications, and for the scheduling and receipt of bids and proposals.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

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