Public Contracts Subject to OSC Review

As prescribed by statue, the Procurement Division pre-screens the legality of the proposed vendor selection process for all government contracts exceeding $10 million and has post-award oversight responsibilities for contracts exceeding $2 million. OSC’s procurement reviews cover contracts awarded by municipalities, school districts, colleges, and state authorities and departments, as well as other public boards and commissions with contracting authority.

  • Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, concession offerings, agreements for the purchase, sale or lease of real estate.
  • Contracts that may exceed $10 million must be reported to OSC as early as practicable, but no later than 30 days before the advertisement or the negotiation or solicitation of any contract.
  • Any awarded contract valued between $2 million and $10 million must be reported to the OSC within 20 days of contract award.
  • Any “emergency contract” awarded as a result of a public exigency must be reported to OSC within 30 business days of the contract award.
  • Any contract relating to Superstorm Sandy involving a State department or State agency and using federal reconstruction resources must be reported to OSC before the advertisement, negotiation or solicitation of any contract.