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Legal Notice for Consolidation Study Commission



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that proposals are requested for a qualified consultant to:

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1) Study the full range of government services and the administration of the Borough of Fanwood and the Township of Scotch Plains (“Baseline Report”);

2) Prepare an analysis of options and impacts of a potential consolidation of the two municipalities (“Options Report”);

4) Respond to inquiries from the consolidation study commission at each stage of the study.

Proposals must be received by the undersigned no later than November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time at the Commission’s Regular Meeting in the Board meeting room at the Scotch Plains Fanwood Board of Education at Evergreen in Scotch Plains, New Jersey at which time they shall be publicly opened. Proposals must be marked 'Consolidation Study' on the outside envelope. The Consolidation Study Commission of Fanwood and Scotch Plains shall not be responsible for late mail deliveries, and no proposals shall be accepted after the time stipulated.

Copies of the Proposal Packet can be obtained by emailing

The Commission reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to decide as to the responsibility of the vendors.

For the Commission

Marc Pfeiffer, Procurement Advisor


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