A.The [GOVERNING BODY] shall award the contract or reject all bids within the time specified in the invitation to bid, but in no case more than 60 days, except that the bids of any bidders who consent thereto may, at the request of the contracting unit, be held for consideration for such longer period as may be agreed. All bidders will be notified of the [GOVERNING BODY'S] decision, in writing, by certified mail.
B.The contract will be awarded to the bidder whose aggregate bid price for the selected option or options is the lowest responsible bid.
C.The [GOVERNING BODY] reserves the right to reject any bid not prepared and submitted in accordance with the provisions hereof, and to reject any or all bids. In the event that the [GOVERNING BODY] rejects all bids, the [CONTRACTING UNIT] shall publish a notice of re-bid no later than ten days, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted, prior to the date for acceptance of bids.
Within fourteen calendar days of the award of the contract, the [CONTRACTING UNIT] shall notify the successful bidder in writing, at the address set forth in the Bid Proposal and such notice shall specify the place and time for delivery of the executed contract, the performance bond, the vehicle dedication affidavit and the appropriate affirmative action documentation. Failure to deliver the aforementioned documents as specified in the notice of award shall be cause for the [CONTRACTING UNIT] to declare the contractor non-responsive and to award the contract to the next lowest bidder.
The [CONTRACTING UNIT] shall determine whether a bidder is "responsible" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6.1 and N.J.A.C. 7:26H-6.8. The Bid Proposal of any bidder that is deemed not to be "responsible" shall be rejected.
A. For a one year contract, the successful bidder shall provide a one year performance bond issued by a Surety in an amount equal to no more than 100% of the award price. The successful bidder shall provide said
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