Township Council Approves Nearly $2 Million In Good And Services Purchases

Purchases of $1,895,541.50 in goods and services were approved Sept. 8 by the Township Council.

The council approved the $39,520 purchase of eight pole-mounted security cameras from Secure Future Tech Solutions of Warwick RI. The cameras, targeted for the Hamilton Street business district, feature wireless connectivity.

The council also voted to purchase a 22-door by 24-foot steel pavilion for Consovoy Park for $39,962.50. The structure will be purchased from MRC of Spring Lake.

Associated Fire Protection of Paterson was awarded an $11,600 contract for sprinkler system upgrades in the municipal building, the senior citizens’ center and police headquarters.

Associated was one of three companies bidding for the project.

Independent-Overhead Doors of Hillsborough won a $31,589 contract for steel insulated overhead garage doors. The contract was originally awarded to Colonial Doors of South Bound Brook, but a recalculation with prevailing wages gave the project to the Hillsborough company.

Total Lawn Care and Landscaping Services of Somerset was awarded a $23,353 contract for seeding and thatching fields at Middlebush Park.

Total Lawn Care was the only company of three contacted which submitted a bid for the project.

A contract for water system emergency repairs, worth $704,231, was awarded to DeSantis Construction of Somerset.DeSantis was the lowest of five bidders for the project.

Meco Co. of Clarksburg was awarded a $438,622 contract for resurfacing Foxwood Drive. Six other contractors bid on the project.

Two four-year copier leases for the police and public works departments were awarded to Ricoh of Philadelphia, Pa. The leases are worth $10,600. The leases include paper and maintenance.

Ricoh was also awarded two leases for the township recreation department, worth $52,800.

Hawk Graphics of Mt. Freedom was awarded a $30,000 contract to design and print three issues of the township’s newsletter, starting with the winter, 2015 issue. This was the second of up to five one-year extensions for a contract that was originally awarded  in 2013.

K. Kraft & Sons Trucking of Somerset was awarded contract extensions worth $510,000 for a number of snow plowing routes.

The company as awarded a one-year extension for five routes, valued at $130,000 and an additional extension for eight more routes, valued at $250,000. The company also was awarded a one-year extension of its contract to plow the municipal complex worth $130,000.

Aspire Consulting Services won the first of a potential five one-year extensions of its contract to administer the township’s Community Development Block Grant program. The contract is worth $33,264.




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