Date Available: September 21, 2023
    Due Date: October 18, 2023

    The Board of Education of the Vocational School District in the County of Bergen is soliciting Qualification Statements from interested persons and/or firms for the provision of listed services. Inclusion of a position in this notice, however, does not constitute a warranty that the Board will fill the position at this time or through this process. Through a Request for Qualification process, persons and/or firms interested in assisting the Board with the provision of such services must prepare and submit a Qualification Statement in accordance with the procedure and schedule in the RFQs. The Board will review submissions only from those firms that submit a Qualification Statement which includes all the information required to be included as described (in the sole judgment of the Board). The Board intends to select (a) person(s) and/or firm(s) that possess(es) the professional, financial and administrative capabilities to provide the proposed services; and agrees and meets the terms and conditions determined by the Board that provide the greatest benefit to the taxpayers of the County of Bergen.

    The selection of Qualified Respondents is not subject to the provisions of the Public-School Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq. The selection is, however, subject to the “New Jersey Pay-to-Play” Law, N.J.S.A. P.L. 2005c.27 NJSA 40A:11-51 et seq. The Board has structured a procurement process that seeks to obtain the desired results, while establishing a competitive process, to assure that each person and/or firm is provided an equal opportunity to submit a Qualification Statement in response to the RFQ.|

    Respondents must submit their Qualification Statement to the following Designated Contact Person:
    Mr. John Susino
    Business Administrator & Board Secretary
    Bergen County Technical School District
    Administrative Office, Room 2300
    540 Farview Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    Email: johsus@bergen.org
    Drop off hours: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Closed Sept 25)

    1. All submissions must be marked with the specified RFQ on the outside of the package.
    2. One original signed paper Qualification Statement, along with an electronic copy, must be received by the Board no later than 10 a.m. on October 18, 2023 and will not be considered after this time.
    3. Original signed paper Qualification Statements will only be accepted via the following forms of delivery: USPS certified mail, FedEx, UPS, courier, and self-delivery. Acceptable electronic versions are USB drive or email.

    The Board will not bear responsibility for delays in delivery for any reason. The Board will not bear responsibility for delays in delivery for any reason. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, to waive any informality in the RFQ Process, and to accept any submissions which, in its judgment are most advantageous, price and other factors considered, and will best serve the interest of the Board of Education. To be responsive, Qualification Statements must provide all requested information, and must be in strict conformance with the instructions set forth herein. Qualification Statements and all related information must be signed and acknowledged by the Respondent.

    Positions Available:

    The instructions for Qualification Statements may be inspected on this page. Questions should be directed to the Board Secretary, John Susino, via email at johsus@bergen.org.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    John Susino signature

    John Susino
    Business Administrator & Board Secretary