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The Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), on behalf of its member local government agencies (members) seeking to qualify Service Providers that provide emergency cleanup and restoration services for use on an as needed basis. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6, contracting units may, under emergency circumstances, award contracts for services without publicly advertising for bids when there is an emergency affecting the public health, safety or welfare.

It is the intent of Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund, and its local affiliated JIFs, to exceed the minimum statutory procurement requirements for hiring contractors by qualifying emergency restoration service vendors by county within the state so that MEL members may select from this list of vendors in the event emergency restoration services are needed. Vendors will be selected for pre-qualification through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq. The process is consistent with the relevant best practices recommended by Office of the State Comptroller.

While this procedure allows for simplified contracting in an emergency, MEL members are under no obligation to select a vendor from this list and may determine to use other allowable contracting procedures as they determine as necessary.

Commissioners from the Morris County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund put together a paper that organizes and outlines the various steps and procedures local government entities must follow when responding to emergency insurable property losses.

Below you will find the links to Dealing with Emergencies and Insurance and the links to the Vendor Proposals that were qualified by the MEL Joint Insurance Fund.   The Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund reserves the right to consider proposals received after the deadline and expects to periodically amend its list of qualified vendors by action of the Board of Fund Commissioners.

Vendors are listed in alphabetical order and no significance should be attached to the positioning of any given vendor on this list.