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Doing Business with the City

Doing Business with the City

Firms both large and small have equal opportunity to sell their goods and services to the City of Newark to help meet the city’s needs. The Newark Division of Central Purchase oversees the management and operational effectiveness of all city departments, ensuring that quality goods and services are procured in the right quantity on a timely basis at the lowest cost to the city.

The Division of Central Purchase has prepared a comprehensive guide, “How to Do Business with the City of Newark,” that explains what the city buys and how businesses can participate in its purchasing program. The guide also provides step-by-step procedures for submitting bids and complying with bid requirements. The procedures listed in the guide include those required by state laws and rules, as well as regulations adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Newark.

In addition to procedures for vendors, the guide also includes the City of Newark’s Purchasing Principles, which were developed as guidelines for city personnel to ensure equitable relationships with all firms and to establish uniform practices. As written, the Purchasing Principles, administered by the City Purchasing Agent, guard against favoritism, improvidence, extravagance, and corruption, setting the stage for unfettered competition. A complete list of Purchasing Principles also is available in the guide. 

To download a copy of “How to Do Business with the City of Newark,” please click here.

For additional information about doing business with the City of Newark, please write, call, or visit:

Central Purchasing Division
828 Broad Street
3rd floor, Finance Building
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-3776

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.