Public Contracting - Public Procurements

ORS 279B.270
State contracting agencies to use recovered resources and recycled materials

  • notice to prospective contractors


A state contracting agency procuring goods or personal services shall:


Review the contracting agency’s current procurement specifications in order to eliminate, wherever economically feasible, discrimination against the procurement of recovered resources or recycled materials.


Provide incentives, wherever economically feasible, in all procurement specifications issued by the contracting agency for the maximum possible use of recovered resources and recycled materials.


Develop procurement practices that, to the maximum extent economically feasible, ensure the procurement of materials that are recycled or that may be recycled or reused when discarded.


Establish management practices that minimize the volume of solid waste generated by reusing paper, envelopes, containers and all types of packaging and by limiting the amount of materials consumed and discarded.


Use, or require persons with whom the contracting agency contracts to use in the performance of the contract work, to the maximum extent economically feasible, recycled paper and recycled PETE products as well as other recycled plastic resin products.


An invitation to bid or a request for proposals issued by a state contracting agency under this chapter shall include the following language: “Vendors shall use recyclable products to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work set forth in this document.”


Each state contracting agency shall strive to meet a recycled product procurement level established by rule by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. [2003 c.794 §79; 2007 c.764 §10]


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