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New Jersey Statutes Title 52. State Government, Departments and Officers 52 § 32-42

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a. A contracting agency shall promulgate regulations, pursuant to the provisions of the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), establishing uniform guidelines in establishing the amount of any bond required in connection with the performance of each type of contract commonly awarded by the contracting agency.  The regulations shall include, for each type of contract, a method for determining the appropriate amount of a bond based upon an assessment of the risk to the contracting agency presented by the contract and other factors relevant to the performance of a particular type of contract.  The bond percentage required shall be identified in the State contract bid documents prior to the contract bidding date.  A contracting agency which seeks to deviate from the requirements of the regulations in a particular case shall obtain the prior approval of the Public Contract Oversight Office established pursuant to P.L.   , c.    (C.   )(now pending before the Legislature as Assembly Bill No. 1623) by establishing a demonstrable need for departure from the contracting agency guidelines.

b. As used in this section:

“contracting agency” means the State or any board, commission, committee, authority or agency of the State which possesses the legal authority to award and make contracts;  and

“State contract” means any purchase, contract or agreement the cost or contract price of which is to be paid, in whole or in part, with or out of State or contracting agency funds.

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