What are formal bids?

When requests are received from the various City divisions, and the estimated cost of the products(s) or service(s) requested is $40,000 or more, the City is required by New Jersey Local Public Contract law to seek a formal bid by advertising the bid in a local newspaper. The formal bid process is much more detailed than quotations, requiring a number of forms, which need to be completed and submitted with your bid.

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1. What steps do I need to take in order to conduct business with the City of Trenton?
2. After I complete and send in my application, what happens next?
3. What are quotations?
4. What are formal bids?
5. What are Requests For Proposals (RFPs) ?
6. If I have a question on how to complete any of the above solicitation processes, who can I call?
7. When can I make a delivery of my product or service?
8. What about payment?
9. How long will it take after I send in my voucher to get paid?
10. What types of products or services does the City of Trenton utilize?