Request For Qualifications For Professional Service Contracts In The Town Of Kearny-Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Board / Town Of Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Board Critieria For Submission Of Qualifications For Professional Contracts (Calendar Year 2018)

Announcement Type: 

LEGAL NOTICE

 

Request For Qualifications For Professional

Service Contracts In The Town Of Kearny-Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone Board

(Calendar Year 2018)

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 et. seq. the Town of Kearny shall pursue a “Fair and Open Process” in awarding contracts for the positions set forth below, for calendar year, 2018, and hereby solicit qualifications in the form of resumes and letter applications directed to the Town of Kearny-Urban Enterprise Zone, which shall be submitted to the John Peneda, Municipal Department Head at 410 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032, together with documentation showing qualifications and compliance with criteria set forth by the Town and by State Statute.  All qualifications shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE” and the position being sought, addressed to John Peneda, Municipal Department Head, to be received no later than 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 2017.  Interested parties should review criteria for the various positions attached or obtain a copy from the office of the Town Clerk prior to submission of qualifications. 

All bidders are required to comply with N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 and N.J.A.C. 17:27-1 et seq. (State affirmative action/equal opportunity laws) and Town of Kearny Ordinance 2007-(O)-41; as amended (payment of living wages and medical benefits for employees). Each professional is also required to have on file a current Business Registration Certificate.

Professional services qualifications for the following positions are hereby requested:

Board Attorney-the Board Attorney acts as General Counsel to the KEZDC and as such attends monthly meetings to report on legal activities; acts as lender’s counsel for loans made by the KEZDC to participating Zone businesses; handles any litigation in which the KEZDC might become involved.

Board Loan Adviser-the Board Loan Adviser reviews loan applications and financial information from prospective borrowers and submits written reports and recommendations on the credit worthiness of the borrowers.  Applicants who are certified public accountants will receive preferred consideration.

Event Coordinator-the Board sponsors several annual holiday events and celebrations, including spring and fall sales and marketing event and winter tree lighting event, for which the coordinator will be required to fulfill the following functions and provide and design materials and events, together with promotion and advertisement of the event:

a.        Design, coordinate and implement a comprehensive holiday event schedule, marketing and public relations program to be named as mutually agreed between the parties;

b.        Preparation and distribution of press releases, advertising, posters and flyers as necessary and as may be requested by the client;

c.         Attendance at holiday events and activities to coordinate publicity and maximize participation;

d.       Arrange for holding appropriate press conferences or distributing press releases or advertisements as directed by the client;

e.        Perform any other related duties in the area of public relations specifically directed by the client including preparation and distribution of brochures, pamphlets, newsletters or other promotional materials and event promotion;

f.          Other responsibilities may include preparation of a newsletter, as requested, graphic design and production of a business recruitment package, and preparation and distribution of press releases and public relations materials.

g.    All other duties and responsibilities that may be included in providing the above services.

The Board may qualify one or more vendors for any position and award contracts in its sole discretion as the particular event or service item may require.

John Peneda, Vice-Chairman/Department Head

Town of Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone

 

TOWN OF KEARNY

URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE BOARD

CRITIERIA FOR SUBMISSION OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR

PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS UNDER THE

FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS

 

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, to all applicants for positions set forth more fully in a notice of publication soliciting request for qualifications shall take into consideration the following factors, which will be weighed by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kearny as the basis of awarding contracts for professional services most advantageous to the Town:

I.                    Resume and letter application and proposal for professional position including all documentation that provides the following for evaluation by the Mayor and Council:

a.          Experience and reputation in the field for the position sought.

b.          Knowledge of the area of expertise for the position sought (i.e. Attorney, Finance Officer, etc.);

c.           Experience and knowledge of the Town of Kearny, specifically Urban Enterprise Zone functions and procedures;

d.          Availability to accommodate all required meetings of the Board;

e.           Compensation proposal;

f.            Such other factors deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone

II.                 The term of said contract shall be for a period of one year commencing January 1, 2018 and terminating December 31, 2018.

III.               Selection of professionals shall be based on the Board's evaluation of the submitted material in the criteria set forth in this document.

IV.              Submit all materials in a sealed envelope marked “RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE” and the position being sought, addressed to John Peneda, Municipal Department Head, Town of Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone at 410 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 to be received on or before 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 2017.

John Peneda, Vice-Chairman/Department Head

Town of Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone