Town of South Brunswick
New Jersey

Resolution
RES-2017-312

Authorizing a Contract with the Lowest Responsible and Responsive Bidder
For Tree Pruning And/Or Removal Services

Information

Department:PurchasingSponsors:Mayor Frank Gambatese
Category:Bid Contract

Financial Impact

None

Body


WHEREAS, on August 10, 2017, the Township accepted bids for Tree Pruning and/or Removal Services; and

WHEREAS, the lowest responsible and responsive bidder for Tree Pruning and/or Removal Services is Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc., 481 Wright Debow Road, Jackson, NJ 08527; and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Public Works has recommended that a two year contract be awarded to Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc., as the lowest responsible and responsive bidder on a unit price, open end contract basis as shown in Schedule A with a certification of the availability of funds being provided on each purchase order as supplies are required and prior to liability being incurred and the Township Manager has approved said recommendation; and

WHEREAS, a certification of availability of funds will be provided by the Township Treasurer on each purchase order as supplies are required and prior to liability being incurred; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Law has approved of said certification as to form;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED this 22nd day of August, 2017, by the Township Council of the Township of South Brunswick, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey, that:

1. A two year contract shall be and is hereby authorized with Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc., as the lowest responsible and responsive bidder for Tree Pruning and/or Removal Services on a unit price, open end contract basis at unit prices as set forth in the annexed Schedule A.

2. These expenditures shall be charged to the appropriate accounts at the time of certification of availability of funds on each purchase order as supplies are required and prior to liability being incurred.

3. The Purchasing Agent is authorized to return the contract document fee and bid bonds to those qualified bidders who are entitled to a refund in accordance with the bid specifications.

4. The Township Manager or his designee and the Township Clerk shall be and are hereby authorized to execute the contract.