Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Get answers to common questions and more specific situations about all kinds of businesses.

What resources are available to me to learn more about government contracts?

When it comes to government contracts, New Jersey offers a variety of resources to help small companies take advantage of these important opportunities. View general and industry-specific information below:

Bidder’s Mailing List Application

If a business has a product or service utilized by the state and you are interested in receiving a Request for Proposal, call or write for a Bidder’s Mailing List Application at:

New Jersey Department of Treasury
Division of Purchase and Property
Purchase Bureau - Bid List Management
PO Box 230
Trenton, NJ 08625-0230

Submit your application online at:

Casino Industry

If a business is interested in transacting business with Atlantic City Hotels/Casino or you require information regarding vendor registration, licensing or general procedures for the casino industry, contact:

State of New Jersey Casino Control Commission
License Division Enterprise License Bureau
Tennessee Avenue and Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Bidding of Construction Contracts

Before a construction firm can compete for public works construction projects, its qualifications must be verified by the Division of Property Management & Construction (DPM&C).

The firm will be asked to submit to DPM&C a completed Request for Classification (form DPMC-27), which fully describes the company’s financial ability, responsibility, plant and equipment, organization, ownership, relationships and prior experience.

If the business is a construction contractor, architectural or engineering firm, contact information is below:

New Jersey Department of Treasury
Division of Property Management and Construction
33 West State Street, 9th Floor
PO Box 034
Trenton, NJ 08625-0034
Call 609-943-3400

For assistance with Bonding Requirements, contact the New Jersey Business Action Center at 866-534-7789.

Pre-qualification Application

Construction Firms

To request form GSA27 (Request for Classification for Contractors), call 609-943-3400.

Architectural and Engineering Firms

To request Form 48A (Consultant Services Questionnaire), call 609-943-3400.

Highway and/or Bridge Construction Contractor

To request Form DC-74A (Pre-qualification Application):

New Jersey Department of Transportation 1035 Parkway Avenue
P.O. Box 605
Trenton, NJ 08625-0605

The Port Authority of NY/NJ New Jersey Transit Corporation

If a business is seeking opportunities with the Port Authority of NY/NJ and needs information or pre-qualification policies and procedures, call or write:

The Port Authority of NY/NJ
1 Madison Ave 7th floor
New York, NY 10010

If a business is seeking opportunities with the NJ Transit Corporation and needs information or pre-qualification policies and procedures, call or write:

NJ Transit Corporation
One Penn Plaza
Newark, NJ 07105

New Jersey Turnpike Authority

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the PNC Arts Center. The authority is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the toll roads.

If a business is seeking opportunities with the NJ Turnpike Authority and needs information or pre-qualification policies and procedures, call or write:

New Jersey Turnpike Authority
PO Box 5042
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Attn: Bid Supervisor
732-750-5300 x8253

South Jersey Transportation Authority

The Authority operates the Atlantic City Expressway and Atlantic City International Airport.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) has recently launched its web-based Electronic Bidding System (eBid) and properly-registered vendors are now able to download certain solicitations from the eBid website.   At present, the SJTA is posting only “no fee” solicitations on the eBid system.In the future, properly-registered vendors will have the ability to purchase specifications and submit their bids/proposals through the eBid system.

If a business is seeking opportunities with the South Jersey Transportation Authority and needs information or pre-qualification policies and procedures, call or write:

South Jersey Transportation Authority
P.O. Box 351
Hammonton, NJ 08037

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

The purpose of NJIT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is to find, negotiate, and acquire government contracts for New Jersey based businesses (excluding Union County). At no cost to the business, the Center’s Procurement Specialists provide assistance in navigating the private and public sector procurement processes with one-on-one and group counseling, proposal reviews, certification and registration assistance, marketing, post award requirements and specialized training.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center operates under a cost-sharing cooperative agreement between the Department of Defense and the university.

The center provides marketing, contractual and technical assistance to women- and minority-owned enterprises and small businesses in New Jersey that are interested in expanding their customer base to state and federal governmental agencies as well as large corporations.

Part of a national network of more than 100 centers, the NJIT Procurement Center reflects the university’s commitment to public service by offering a competitive edge to businesses by making available realistic outreach services free of charge.

NJIT Procurement Center reaches out to the business community, educating and training firms so they are qualified to compete for government and large business procurement opportunities. The center assists in generating employment, improving the business climate and fostering economic stability.

Workshops are held throughout the state on a weekly basis and give participants a basic understanding of the procurement process. One-on-one counseling provides expert advice on all phases of contracting. The Center’s main office is located on the campus of NJIT in Newark, with satellite offices in Trenton, Mount Holly and Atlantic City.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center offers businesses an integrated marketing solution that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Access to marketing information on competitors’ pricing history of the products that you sell.
  • Bid matching a product or service to federal or state government buyers’ requirements and e-mailing the results daily. This information provides you with both prime and subcontracting opportunities.
  • Review of a proposal bid package, including a detailed explanation of the significance inherent in government unique terms and conditions as governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations and New Jersey Statutes.
  • Assistance in placing a company’s vital marketing information where buyers go to find vendors such as SAVI-II, PRO-Net and the Central Contractor Registration Web sites.
  • Information as to the various methods of responding to the customer’s purchasing requirements by introducing business to the various forms of Electronic Commerce-EDI.
  • Leverage a firm’s unique characteristics by positioning your firm to fully utilize the various marketing tools available to be more competitive, such as: certification as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), an 8(a) firm, a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), a HUBZone and a Service Disabled Veteran company.
  • Information on government-financed research programs under the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR).
  • Assist with disputes resolution, bid protests and Certificate of Competence to avoid loss of sales volume.

For more information contact:

NJIT/PTAC Headquarters
323 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Fenter Hall, Room 490
Newark, NJ 07102


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