Notice is hereby given that the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, New Jersey, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) and requesting responses from qualified underwriting firms, from which submissions it will award a contract for underwriting services for County of Burlington, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016.
Responders must meet the requirements as set forth in the RFP.
Copies of the RFP form are available on the Burlington County website http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/Legal. All interested qualified candidates are encouraged to download the RFP from the website. If an underwriting firm desires to receive a copy of the RFP by mail, requests should be made to the Burlington County Department of Finance at (609) 265-5018.
Responses must be submitted to the Burlington County Department of Finance, 49 Rancocas Road, Room 104, P.O. Box 6000, Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060. Responses are due to the Department of Finance by February 8, 2016 at 11:00 AM, at which time all responses will be opened. Any responses received after said opening, whether by mail or otherwise will be returned unopened. No responses will be accepted after the above referenced date. Responses to the RFP must be submitted in sealed envelopes with the name of the RFP clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Responses may not be e-mailed, faxed or transmitted over the telephone.
It is recommended that each response be hand delivered to the Burlington County Department of Finance. The County assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the responses to be received at the Burlington County Department of Finance later than the above-referenced scheduled opening. Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible qualified underwriting firm or in any way restrain or restrict competition. All responsible qualified underwriting firms are encouraged to submit responses to the RFP.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders reserves the right to accept or reject any or all responses submitted in the best interest of the County and the Board further reserves the right to waive any defect or informality in any responses to the RFP, should it be in the best interest of the County.
Responders are required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 and submit a Conflict of Interest Certification.
This RFP is being solicited through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq. The RFP does not constitute a bid and is intended solely to obtain competitive responses from which the County may choose an underwriting firm that best meets the County's needs.