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Purchasing Division - Contracting with the Township

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Deliveries/Delivery Dates/Partial Deliveries


All purchases are made F.O.B. destination, unless otherwise specified. The Township's title to goods occurs upon satisfactory delivery and acceptance at the delivery point shown on the purchase order.

All shipments to the Township must be made to the locations designated on the purchase order. Deliveries may be required to be made to different departments and divisions located in various parts of the Township.

Delivery Dates

Vendors must always state, on the Request for Quotations form, the number of calendar days required before delivery of a product/service can be made. The time required for delivery may be one of the most important considerations in determining who shall be awarded the bid. Successful bidders will be expected to deliver the materials and/or services they are providing within the specified time.

Partial Deliveries

A delivery normally must be made in the exact quantity as stated on the purchase order. Partial deliveries, however, are required and accepted in some instances. The Township will make partial payment on partial deliveries when:

  1. a contract for the supply of goods, commodities, or contractual services extends over a period of months, or
  2. authorization for payment is made by the receiving department.

In the case of any partial delivery, the shipping ticket and invoices must clearly indicate the quantity being delivered and not the quantity ordered by the Township.