N.J. Admin. Code § 7:22-3.43 - Stop-work orders

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The Department may order work to be stopped for good cause. Good cause shall include, but not be limited to, default by the recipient or noncompliance with the terms and conditions of the Fund loan. The Department shall limit use of stop-work orders to those situations where it is advisable to suspend work on the project or portion or phase of the project for important program or Department considerations.
(b) Prior to issuance, the Department shall afford the recipient an opportunity to discuss the stop-work order with Department personnel. The Department shall consider such discussions in preparing the order. Stop-work orders shall contain:
1. The reasons for issuance of the stop-work order;
2. A clear description of the work to be suspended;
3. Instructions as to the issuance of further orders by the recipient for materials or services;
4. Guidance as to action being taken on subagreements; and
5. Other suggestions to the recipient for minimizing costs.
(c) The Department may, by written order to the recipient (certified mail, return receipt requested), require the recipient to stop all, or any part of, the project work for a period of not more than 45 days after the recipient receives the order, and for any further period to which the parties may agree.
(d) The effects of a stop-work order are as follows:
1. Upon receipt of a stop-work order, the recipient shall immediately comply with the terms thereof and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage. Within the suspension period or within any extension of that period to which the parties shall have agreed, the Department shall either:
i. Rescind the stop-work order, in full or in part;
ii. Terminate the work covered by such order as provided in 7:22-3.44; or
iii. Authorize resumption of work.
2. If a stop-work order is cancelled or the period of the order or any extension thereof expires, the recipient shall promptly resume the previously suspended work. An equitable adjustment shall be made in the Fund loan period, and/or the project, and the Fund loan agreement shall be modified if necessary. However, additional project costs as a result of this action shall be the responsibility of the recipient.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:22-3.43

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