Sean Canning, Qualified Purchasing Agent  (732) 657-8121 ext. 3501


About our Division:

The Division of Purchasing main goal is to provide a high quality of goods and services needed by all Departments within the Township in compliance with all State Laws and Regulations. The Division promotes a fair, open and competitive purchasing environment with all activities of purchasing governed by the Local Public Contracts Law NJSA 40 A. 11-1 et seq.

The Division of Purchasing is a function of the Department of Administration. The Purchasing staff, which includes the Purchasing Agent and Purchasing Specialist strives to maintain a good working relationship with all other departments within Manchester Township, especially working with the Department of Finance to ensure that all invoices are accurate and promptly paid in accordance to Prompt Pay Laws N.J.S.A. 52; 32-32 et seq.,

During acquisition of goods or services it is our duty to obtain prices for goods and services through Formal and Informal Quotes, State Contracts, Cooperative Purchasing, Requests for Proposals (RFP) and the proper receipt of bids. Sealed bids are generally required for any commodity, service or improvement when the costs exceed the statutory bid threshold.



Bidding Process:

All bids are advertised in the Asbury Park Press and on our Official Municipal Website. All sealed bids must be submitted in accordance to the terms and conditions stated in the bid package. Bids may be requested by phone, fax, e-mail or in person. Bids are sent either by Mail, Fax or e-mail. You may also pick up packets in the Purchasing Department, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759.

Bids are opened and read in public at the date, time and place specified in the “Notice to Bidders”


Where indicated in the legal notice, the Township of Manchester is conducting e-procurement at



Want to become a Vendor?

Below is a list with links to the required forms to become a vendor for the Township of Manchester.

Vendor Welcome Packet and Instructions


Business Registration Certificate (BRC)