New Jersey Transit


N.J.A.C. 16:72 - New Jersey Transit Procurement Policies and Procedures


The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) has evaluated the rules at N.J.A.C. 16:72, Procurement Policies and Procedures, scheduled to expire on May 21, 2019, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B 5.1. As NJ TRANSIT filed this notice of readoption prior to that date, the expiration date is extended 180 days to November 17, 2019, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1.c(2). NJ TRANSIT has determined that the rules in Chapter 72 are necessary, adequate, reasonable, efficient, understandable, and responsive to the purposes for which they were originally promulgated, with the exception of the changes discussed below and, therefore, proposes to readopt the chapter with amendments.

N.J.A.C. 16:72 contains the requirements governing the procurement by NJ TRANSIT of goods and services, as well as the debarment, suspension, and disqualification of persons doing business with NJ TRANSIT. With certain exceptions, the rules require all purchases, whether made as a result of formal advertising or otherwise, to be made on a competitive basis, to the maximum practical extent, and implement the procurement requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 27:25-1 et seq.

A summative review of each of the subchapters follows:

Subchapter 1, General Provisions, describes the general provisions, applicable to all procurements, including the method of procurement and the means by which the public may secure information about the bidding process conducted by NJ TRANSIT.

Subchapter 2, Bidding Procedures, describes the procedures for public bidding.

Subchapter 3, Requests for Proposals, describes the procedure to be used in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

New Subchapter 4, Design-Build projects, governs the solicitation of Design-Build projects.

Recodified Subchapter 5, governs Debarment, Suspension and Disqualification.

New Subchapter 6, sets forth the purpose and scope of the new contractor Complaint Procedure.

Copies of the proposed rules can be obtained by writing to:

Joyce J. Zuczek
New Jersey Transit Corporation
One Penn Plaza East, 9th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105

To obtain a translated copy of this notice, contact Customer Service at 973-275-5555.

Full text of the amendments to the Procurement Policies and Procedures regulation were published in the New Jersey Register on January 7, 2019 and can also be located on NJ TRANSIT's website: in the Web Library/NJ TRANSIT Regulations. Comments must be submitted in writing to the above address or by email: at by March 8, 2019.

Kevin S. Corbett
Executive Director
New Jersey Transit Corporation