Wednesday, June 27, 2012
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF LANGAN ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. A-2145-11T3
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL OF LANGAN ENGINEERING &
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
A section of the Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.14, provides that a business entity is disqualified from the award of a state contract if thefirm has made a political contribution within the eighteen-month period immediately preceding the "commencement of negotiations." In the context of publicly-bid contracts, we construe the term "commencement of negotiations" to be the date the bid was submitted. 05-15-12