ELEC: Horizon and Amerigroup NJ Biggest Public Contract Recipients in 2016

Two health insurance companies led the list of public contract recipients in 2016, according to this morning’s analysis filed by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission  (ELEC).

The list also includes banks, utilities and construction firms.

Top Ten Business Entities that Reported Largest Contract Totals in 2016
Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey Inc.: $ 4,771,425,467
Amerigroup New Jersey Inc.: $1,204,319,742
Torcon Inc.: $130,142,656
South State Inc.: $114,142,690
George Harms Construction Co. Inc.: $97,207,466
Verizon New Jersey Inc.: $96,668,238
Unity Bank: $86,959,864
Union Paving & Construction Co., Inc.: $77,169,458
A. Servidone, Inc./ B. Anthony Construction Corp. JV $ 72,391,524
Magyar Bank: $71,797,942
State government again was the largest source of public contracts in 2016. Independent authorities, municipalities,
counties, school boards, colleges and universities, fire districts and the legislature follow in descending order, ELEC reported.
Contracts by Public Entity Type in 2016


State of New Jersey $ 6,530,654,867 76% 10,142
Independent Authority $721,627,129 8% 4,062
Municipality $659,071,925 8% 2,422
County $253,904,268 3% 1,470
School Board $252,275,159 3% 639
College/University $170,793,467 2% 616
Fire District $3,162,908 0.04% 445
Legislature $189,868 0.002% 34
No information 86
$ 8,591,679,591 100% 19,916
Also following a long trend, contract awards by the state Department of Human Services again dwarfed
those of other public entities.
Top Ten Contracting Agencies in 2016
New Jersey Department of Human Services $5,957,923,963
NJ Department of Transportation $406,336,045
New Jersey Turnpike Authority $350,838,997
University Student Living, LLC $62,786,951
State of New Jersey $57,621,508
New Jersey Institute of Technology $52,213,778
New Jersey Schools Development Authority $42,644,866
City of New Brunswick $35,254,621
Port Authority of NY and NJ $32,023,883
City of Elizabeth $30,736,619
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