The procurement division reviews the legality of public contracts involving school districts, counties, municipalities, state agencies, state authorities, local authorities and public institutions of higher education.

In accordance with N.J.S.A 52:15C-10, contracting units must notify OSC as early as practicable, but no later than 30 days before advertisement, of any negotiation or solicitation of a contract that may exceed $10 million.

Contracting units must also provide post-award notification for any contract for an amount exceeding $2 million. Notification must be given within 20 days of the award.

Contracting units include: “the principal departments in the Executive branch of the State Government, and any division, board, bureau, office, commission or other instrumentality within or created by such department, any independent State authority, commission, instrumentality and agency, and any State college or university, any county college, and any unit of local government including a county, municipality, board of education and any board, commission, committee, authority or agency, thereof which has administrative jurisdiction over any project or facility, included or operating in whole or in part, within the territorial boundaries of any county, municipality or board of education which exercises functions which are appropriate for the exercise by one or more units of local government, and which has statutory power to make purchases and enter into contracts for the provision or performance of goods or services."