Public Law 2005 Chapter 51 and Executive Order 117

Applicable for purchases of $17,500 and above.

The State of New Jersey requires the following political contributions disclosure be provided.  Please complete the form and fax or email to Purchasing at (973)720-2872, sondeys@wpunj.edu.  On Page 3 of the PL 2005 Chapter 51 (2 year Certification) it is suggested that the Box A be checked.  Please attached a list of all OFFICERS of the corporation if space on the form is inadequate.

PL 2005 Chapter 51 Form:  Chapter 51 form (Rev 4-17-15)(1).pdf

The University is required to comply with various New Jersey regulations, among them are Public Law 2005 Chapter 51(formerly known as Executive Order 134) and Executive Order 117. Business entities or individuals cannot be issued contracts, purchase orders, or payments of $17,500 or more annually, if that business entity or individual has made political contributions of $300 or more to a gubernatorial candidate’s campaign, a legislative leadership committee, municipal political party committee, or a candidate committee, election fund of any candidate or holder of the office of Lieutenant Governor. This applies to individual orders or cumulative orders that reach the $17,500 threshold. Vendors reaching this threshold are required to complete certain documents that are returned to Purchasing Department and sent to NJ Department of Treasury. The Purchasing Office will send the required forms to the vendor for completion. However, the Treasury Department makes the determination whether a contract or purchase order can be awarded or denied and advises the University of their determination. If approved by the Treasury Department the contract and or purchase order is released. If disapproved the department is alerted and purchasing will work with the department to find alternate vendors. Departments are advised that confirming orders and or voucher payment requests are prohibited. Orders subject to these rules can be delayed from 15 to 28 working days. Departments are requested to plan for the additional days required to complete orders.