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The Board of Education during this emergent time, is currently closed and there is no guarantee the district offices will be opened by the advertised submission date. The Purchasing Department is providing this Special Notice concerning the submission and opening of bids.


Submission of Bids

All potential bidders are to send their responses through the US Postal Service or other recognized delivery service that provides certification of delivery to the sender. Please do not attempt to hand deliver bids!

Opening of Bids—Online Live Streaming

The board of education is aware of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-21 which states the following:

"At such time and place the purchasing agent of the board of education shall publicly receive the bids and thereupon immediately proceed to unseal them and publicly announce the contents, which announcement shall be made in the presence of any parties bidding or their agents who are then and there present."

Given the ongoing emergency declarations related to COVID-19 and to ensure “social distancing” amongst all parties, the District is eliminating the group gathering for the bid opening. Instead, the bid opening will be streamed live using Zoom. All potential bidders are to visit the board of education website and click on the link below pertaining to the Opening of Bids via Zoom Online Live Streaming.

Bidders may participate using the following link:
Meeting ID 871 855 428
Please be sure to mute yourself so as not to have any feedback or other noises that could interrupt the process.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter!



The primary focus of the Purchasing Department is to obtain the right product, at the right price, at the right time and to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and the administrative staff of Paterson Public Schools.

The Purchasing Department’s vision is to be a leader among governmental public procurement specialists within the City of Paterson as well as the State of New Jersey. The District’s Purchasing Department is a service unit established to support the educational and administrative objectives of the District. It is staffed by procurement professionals who have the requisite knowledge, skills and training to assist District personnel in the purchase of required goods and services. This expertise insures that procurement decisions will be made in the best interest of the District and in compliance with New Jersey state statutes and District policies.

Ethics for Procurement Personnel:

Uphold constitution, laws and regulations

Never discriminate unfairly by granting special favors or privileges to anyone

Make no promises binding the duties of the Purchasing Department

Never restrain free and open competition

Do NOT accept gratuities from vendors




Current Bids, Requests For Proposals, And Requests For Quotations

Posting Date Modified Date Title



RFP-414-23: Third Party Claims Admin Svcs



RFP-490-23(2): Full Service Community Partners.pdf



RFP 440-23: Online Curriculum And Professional Development Platform, K-8 Music And Fine Arts Teachers



PPS-296-23(2): Auto Supply Tools And Equipment



RFP 443-23: Social And Emotional Program Services



PPS-191-23: Heavy Duty Trucks



PPS-549-23: Student Transportation Services



PPS 310-23: Food Service Pre-Packaged Breakfast Items



PPS 312-23: Bread, Rolls, And Cookies



PPS 315-23: Fresh Produce


06/03/2022 ADDENDUM

RFP 439-23: After School Music Program



PPS-319-23: Food Service Summer Program



PPS-323-23: Food Service Pre-Package Meals



PPS-301-23: Groceries and Canned Goods



PPS-302-23: Meat and Frozen Products



PPS-303-23: Food Service Paper Supplies

Contact Us

Lance Gaines, QPA

Purchasing Manager


Jose Mantilla, RPPS

Purchasing Agent


Theresa Miller, QPA

Purchasing Coordinator

Maria Choy, RPPS

Purchasing Coordinator


Kim Johnson, RPPS

Purchasing Coordinator


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