The Purchasing Division procures all goods, services and construction contracts for all City departments.  Purchases are made under the New Jersey State Local Public Contracts Law N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq. to provide a fair and equal treatment for all vendors doing business with the City of Ocean City. 

The rules and regulations are intended to maximize the purchasing value of public funds and maintain a procurement system of equality and integrity.  The Purchasing Division also is responsible to dispose of all surplus City owned property through an on-line auction GovDeals.com and the bicycle auction held once a year.

Ocean City participates in the following contracts or national co-op suppliers:

County/Regional Contracts

  • Atlantic County Purchasing Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (ACCOOP)
  • Cape May County Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (CMCCOOP)
  • Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission Vendors (MRESC)
  • Somerset County Cooperative Pricing System Vendors (#2SOCCP)

State Contracts

  • New Jersey State Contract Vendors (NJSC)

Nationally Approved Cooperative Purchasing Contracts

  • Houston-Galveston Area Council Vendors (HGAC-Buy)
  • Keystone Purchasing Network Vendors (KPN)
  • National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance Vendors (NCPA)
  • National IPA Vendors (National IPA)
  • National Joint Powers Alliance Vendors (NJPA)
  • National Purchasing Partners Government Division Vendors (NPP-Gov)
  • U.S. Communities Vendors (USC) 

Bid Opportunities


2nd Floor, Room 203, City Hall Building, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ  08226

(Meter Parking is available behind the building on Central Ave.)


8:45 am to 4:30 pm EST
Monday through Friday


Joseph S. Clark, QPA, City Purchasing Manager
(609) 525-9356; email: jclark@ocnj.us

Michael Rossbach Jr., Purchasing Assistant
(609) 525-9356; email: mrossbachjr@ocnj.us

Purchasing Information and FAQs
2023 Bike Auction
City Surplus Auctions
Bid Opportunities
Mayor Jay A. Gillian
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
861 Asbury Avenue
Ocean City,