N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 exempts from the definition of government record information that, if disclosed, would give an advantage to competitors or bidders. All advertisements for bids, and bids when opened and all contracts for the purchase of goods or services are public records. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-11-4, 14 and 23.
Pursuant to Asbury Park Press v. County of Monmouth et seq., 201 N.J. 5 (2010), OPRA requires disclosure of settlement agreements between public entities and former employees.