CITY OF SALEM
The City of Salem is soliciting proposals through a fair and open process in
accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20-5 for the following positions: MUNICIPAL
PUBLIC DEFENDER serving from May 2017 until December 31, 2017.
Interested applicants may obtain the Request for Proposal package by
contacting the office of the City Clerk at 856.935.0372; or in person during
regular business hours, at the Municipal Building located at 17 New Market
Street, Salem, New Jersey 08079. It will also be available on this website.
Interested applicants must submit their proposals by mail or in person by
11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 to the Office of the City Clerk
located at 17 New Market Street, Salem, New Jersey 08079. At that time
and place, all proposals received shall be publically opened and announced
by the City Clerk or her designee. Faxed proposals will not be accepted. An
original clearly marked as “ORIGINAL” and ten (10) full, complete, and
exact copies of each proposal shall be submitted in sealed envelopes and
must be marked with the appropriate position.
Proposals will thereafter be received by the Salem City Council, who shall
award the contract for the services. The award of the Contract will be
based on the following criteria: (i) responsiveness to the required
submissions; (ii) general experience and reputation in the field; (iii) specific
experience/knowledge of the City of Salem and the subject matter to be
addressed under the Contract; (iv) qualifications and experience which most
closely match the needs of the City; (v) availability to accommodate
meeting and interface requirements with the City for meetings, phone
conferences, and office consultations; (vi) office resources, including backup
staff, which are deemed most adequate to service the needs of the City; and
(vii) the applicant who is deemed otherwise most advantageous based on all
information submitted or gathered in connection with the proposal.
The City reserves the right to: (i) not select any of the applicants; (ii) require
applicants to submit to a personal interview and/or submit additional or
clarifying information; (iii) to reject any or all proposals; (iv) to waive any
informalities in the proposals; and (v) procure the articles or services from
other sources if deemed most advantageous to the objectives of the City.