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Public Contract Code - PCC

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [1100 - 22355]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1981, Ch. 306. )

PART 3. CONTRACTING BY LOCAL AGENCIES [20100 - 22178]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 465, Sec. 11. )

CHAPTER 3.5. Recycled Product Procurement Mandates Pertaining to Local Governments [22150 - 22154]
  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 39. )

22150.
  

(a) If fitness and quality are equal, each local public entity shall purchase recycled products, as defined in Section 12200, instead of nonrecycled products whenever recycled products are available at the same or a lesser total cost than nonrecycled items.

(b) A local public entity may give preference to suppliers of recycled products.

(c) A local public entity may define the amount of this preference.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2006.)

22151.
  

In bids in which the local government has reserved the right to make multiple awards, the recycled product preference cost shall be applied, to the extent possible, so as to maximize the dollar participation of firms offering recycled products in the contract award.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2006.)

22152.
  

(a) All local public entities shall require all business, as defined in Section 12200, to certify in writing the minimum, if not exact, percentage of postconsumer materials in the products, materials, goods, or supplies, offered or sold. All contract provisions impeding the consideration of recycled products shall be deleted in favor of performance standards.

(b) With respect to printer or duplication cartridges that comply with the requirements of subdivision (e) of Section 12156, the certification required by this subdivision shall specify that the cartridges so comply.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2006.)

22153.
  

All printing contracts made by any local public entity shall provide that the paper used shall meet the recycled content requirements of Section 12209.

(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2006.)

22154.
  

(a) All businesses shall certify in writing to the contracting officer, or his or her representative, the minimum, if not exact, percentage of postconsumer material in the products, materials, goods, or supplies being offered or sold to any local public entity.

(b) With respect to printer or duplication cartridges that comply with the requirements of subdivision (e) of Section 12156, the certification required by this section shall specify that the cartridges so comply.

(c) A local public entity may waive the certification requirement if the percentage of postconsumer material in the products, materials, goods, or supplies can be verified in a written advertisement, including, but not limited to, a product label, a catalog, or a manufacturer or vendor Internet Web site.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 130, Sec. 198. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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