Cumberland County
New Jersey


Resolution Awarding An Open-Ended Competitive Contracting Contract For Providing Medical Laboratory Testing Services For The County Of Cumberland; RFP 17-55 (Health Network Laboratories)


Department:Department of CorrectionsSponsors:Deputy Director Darlene Barber, Freeholder James F. Quinn
Category:Contract Award


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  2. 17-55 Competitive Contracting Report Medical Lab Testing Services (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)


WHEREAS, the County of Cumberland is in need of medical laboratory testing services; and

WHEREAS, proposals were received as follows:

Health Network Laboratories, Allentown, PA              In accordance with fee schedule

Perll Diagnostics, Mechanicsburg, PA                            In accordance with fee schedule


NOTE: Health Network Laboratories received a total average score of 95 and Perll Diagnostic received a total average score of 87 out of 100 points from the Review Committee.

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WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose; and

WHEREAS, the maximum contract award amount is $97,000.00; and

WHEREAS, no amount will be encumbered until such time as good or services are ordered; and

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Agent and/or CFO/Treasurer upon approving the release of a purchase order shall ascertain that there are available sufficient uncommitted appropriations to provide payment; and

WHEREAS,  the purchase order will encumber appropriate account numbers as determined by the CFO/Treasurer at the time the purchase order is created in an amount(s) not to exceed the maximum contract award of $97,000.00 in the aggregate; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1 provides that a local contracting unit may use competitive contracting in lieu of public bidding for procurement of specialized goods and services, the price of which exceeds the bid threshold, for certain purposes including the aforementioned; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.3(a), this Board duly passed a resolution authorizing the use of competitive contracting for the provision of said services; and

WHEREAS, the County Director of Purchasing recommends the award of a competitive contract to Health Network Laboratories, 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA  18103.


1.              That an open-ended contract pursuant to competitive contracting in lieu of competitive bidding  is hereby awarded to Health Network Laboratories in accordance with the request for proposal/specification documents and the proposal of the contractor for the contract period November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018 and the County has the sole option to renew said contract for two (2) additional one (1) year terms.  Said contract shall be contingent upon appropriation of sufficient funds in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 temporary and/or permanent budgets..

2.                 That the Director and Clerk of this Board be and the same are hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract hereby awarded.

Passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders held at the Cumberland County Administration Building, 164 West Broad Street in Bridgeton, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time.


Meeting History

Oct 24, 2017 6:00 PM Video Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Board Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Carol Musso, Freeholder
SECONDER:Carman Daddario, Freeholder
AYES:Carman Daddario, Carol Musso, James F. Quinn, James R. Sauro, Joseph V. Sparacio, Darlene Barber, Joseph Derella