Borough of East Newark
Telephone: 973-481-2902
Fax:  973-481-0627

Borough of East Newark Partners
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Notice is hereby given that the Borough of East Newark (the “Borough”) will be seeking qualifications for the provisions of certain professional and extraordinary unspecifiable services. The qualifications are being sought as part of a fair and open process being undertaken by the Borough pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44-20.4 et seq. Responses to provide the services listed are to be submitted, in the form of letter application and resume, in sealed envelopes and will be received by the Borough, at the Office of the Borough Clerk, 34 Sherman Avenue, East Newark, New Jersey, until 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on December 22, 2016.

Qualifications will be accepted for the following: 

AUDITING SERVICES for the preparation of the annual audit and annual financial statements of the Borough. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:
The auditor signing the opinion letter must be a registered municipal accountant;
Experience in providing advice and recommendations in the review of capital project requests and timing and issuing of debt instruments by public bodies;
Experience in the budgeting process and preparation of audits and annual financial statements for public entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

ENGINEERING SERVICES for the general operations of the Borough. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to provide engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years; 
Experience and knowledge of DEP laws and regulations;
Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations;

ENGINEERING SERVICES for the East Newark Planning Board/Zoning Board of Adjustment. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to provide engineering services in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in review of zoning; land use and site plan applications and all related reviews for a minimum of five (5) years; 
Experience and knowledge of the laws and regulations controlling zoning, development and land use; 
Representation of government entities for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience and knowledge of DEP laws and regulations; and
Knowledge of the Borough Planning Board/Zoning Board of Adjustment and its applications.

LEGAL COUNSEL – MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY. The Borough requires general legal counsel. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including preparation of ordinances and resolutions, tax appeals, employment issues and property acquisitions for a minimum of five (5) years;
Representation and experience with governmental entities and laws applicable to governmental entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – LABOR MATTERS. The Borough requires legal counsel for labor matters. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including preparation of ordinances and resolutions, and employment issues for a minimum of five (5) years;
Representation and experience with governmental entities and laws applicable to governmental entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL BOND COUNSEL. The Borough requires general legal counsel. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities in preparing bond ordinances, note issues and bond issues for a minimum of five (5) years;
Representation and experience with governmental entities and municipal finance laws and rendering of opinions in bond and note issues for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – PLANNING BOARD/ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. The Planning Board/Zoning Board of Adjustment requires legal counsel. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including zoning, land use and site plan for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough Planning Board/Zoning Board of Adjustment and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR. The Borough requires legal services for the position of prosecutor of the East Newark Municipal Court. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience as a municipal prosecutor for a municipality for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough Municipal Court and its operations.

LEGAL COUNSEL – SPECIAL COUNSEL TAX APPEALS. The Borough requires legal counsel specializing in the field of municipal tax appeals. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal tax appeals representing governmental entities for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL – REDEVELOPMENT MATTERS. The Borough requires redevelopment counsel. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in the field of municipal law representing governmental entities including redevelopment agencies; 
Knowledge of the Local Redevelopment Law, redevelopment agreements, PILOT programs and COAH; 
Knowledge of zoning, land use and site plan for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

PROFESSIONAL PLANNER – BOROUGH. The Borough requires planning services for the representation of the Borough. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows;

Licensed as a professional planner by the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in preparation of planning of municipal master plan, redevelopment and enacting ordinances;
Experience in preparing housing element and fair share plan;
Representation of governmental entities in the field of planning for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

PROFESSIONAL PLANNER – PLANNING BOARD/ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. The Planning Board/Zoning Board of Adjustment requires planning services. The minimum threshold criteria that will be utilized for the evaluation of the responses shall be as follows:

Licensed as a professional planner by the State of New Jersey for a minimum of five (5) years;
Experience in preparation of planning of municipal master plan, redevelopment and enacting ordinances;
Experience in preparing housing element and fair share plan;
Representation of governmental entities in the field of planning for a minimum of five (5) years; and
Knowledge of the Borough and its operations.

In addition to the criteria set forth above, all responses must include the following;

Full name and business address;
List of licensed professionals employed;
Confirmation of authority to do business in the State of New Jersey; and
List of public entities served by business entity including dates of service.

Responses shall be reviewed by the East Newark Mayor and Council according to the above criteria. The Mayor and Council shall select the professional or business entity for the position so advertised by resolution, based solely on their evaluation of the submitted material in the criteria set forth in this document.

Individuals and/or firms are to submit two (2) copies of their responses to: Robert B. Knapp, Municipal Clerk, 34 Sherman Avenue, East Newark, New Jersey 07029, by 11:00 am, December 22, 2016. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to the Office of the Borough Clerk, at 973-481-2902.