Recycled Paper and Paper Products
(1)The Department promotes the use of Recycled Paper and paper products, and no less than 35% of Authorized Agency Procurements of paper products may be from Recycled Paper Products, pursuant to ORS 279A.155 (State procurement of paper).
(2)The Department must make available to Agencies paper and paper products that contain significant quantities of Recycled Materials in all grades where it can be obtained. The Department and Authorized Agencies must purchase Recycled Paper and paper products when the cost of such Recycled Paper or paper products is no more than five (5%) higher than the cost of the same quality paper or paper products containing little or no Recycled Paper. The Department and Authorized Agencies must give a preference of up to five percent (5%) pursuant to ORS 279A.125 (Preference for recycled materials)(2), to suppliers of Recycled Paper and paper products, over the lowest price of non Recycled Paper and paper products if the fitness and quality of the Recycled Paper content paper meet Specification requirements and the type of Recycled Paper content is equivalent to the same type of virgin material.
(3)Except as provided in this Rule and regardless of cost, the Department must make Recycled Paper and paper products available to Authorized Agencies through a Recycled Paper agreement. Authorized Agencies that find it economically feasible to exceed the incentive in Section (2) of this Rule for Recycled Paper may do so either by use of agreements for Recycled Paper or by indicating on their purchase request the percentage of Recycled Paper incentive, which is economically feasible for them.
Rule 125-246-0323 — Recycled Paper and Paper Products,