Purchasing Department. "Service is our Business". The Department's goal is to provide the highest quality of goods and services needed by all Township departments in a timely manner, at the lowest possible price and in compliance with all New Jersey State Laws and Regulations. The Department promotes a transparent and competitive purchasing environment in compliance with Local Public Contracts Law, regulations, and Lakewood Township Administrative Code.
The Department obtains prices for goods and services through formal and informal quotes, receipt of bids, local, state and national contracts, cooperative purchasing and/or request for proposal process (RFP). The purchasing staff, which includes the Purchasing Agent (QPA) and Purchasing Specialist (RPPS), maintains a good working relationship with all Lakewood Township Departments to ensure a fair and open purchasing process. The purchasing staff works very closely with Finance Department and other departments to ensure that invoices are accurate and promptly paid.