Current Governmental Initiatives

  • Standardizing retained payment withholdings on public works projects
  • Enhancing safety on State roadway projects
  • Working for a fair solution to COAH’s 2.5% non-residential development impact fee
  • Ensuring public-private partnerships carry public protections
  • Requiring certified cost estimates on public contract bid advertisements
  • Limiting number of bid submission copies to one original, when not electronic
  • Developing a transparent and fair award process for design-build projects
  • Requiring contracting units to credit contractors with interest earned on retained payments
  • Authorizing local governments to engage third parties to perform construction inspections
  • Standardizing bid forms, classification and pre-qualifications among public contracting entities
  • Authorizing price adjustments for exorbitant material escalations on certain contracts
  • Equalizing the bidding process for proprietary items