Integrated CSU Administrative Manual

CSU POLICY

Section:   CSU POLICY MANUAL FOR CONTRACTING & PROCUREMENT

Section 5000 Policies

Policy Number:  5235.0

Policy Title: CSU Buy Recycled Products Campaign

Policy Effective Date:  July 07, 2006

Last Revision Date:  December 14, 2011
(see revision history)

POLICY OBJECTIVE

To establish system wide contracting and procurement policy as required by Education Code 89036.

POLICY STATEMENT

Campuses shall establish purchasing practices that assure, to the maximum extent economically feasible, the purchase of materials, goods, and supplies that are recycled or have recycled material within their content. Fitness and quality being equal, purchase preference shall be given to recycled products whenever such products are available and the cost of such products is no greater than that of their non-recycled counterparts.

The detailed requirements of the Buy Recycle Campaign are established by the State.

Campus responsibilities:

  1. Purchase Recycled Content Products (RCP) instead of non-Recycled Content Products (RCP) if fitness and quality are equal and the RCP is available at no more than the total cost of the non-RCP.  However, campus procurement officers shall allow a price preference for recycled paper and tire derived products.
  2. Require all contractors to certify the recycled content of all RCP purchased. For all products, contractors shall be required to certify in writing the minimum percentage, if not the exact percentage, of post-consumer material in the materials, goods, (or supplies) provided or used. This certification shall be furnished under penalty of perjury.
  3. Attain the RCP procurement mandates. Campus procurement offices shall strive to meet or exceed the legislative goals and timetables prescribed by the California legislature for the acquisition of recycled products.
  4. Submit Buy Recycle procurement reports annually.  Campus shall submit to the Office of the Chancellor Buy Recycled reports in accordance with due dates specified at: http://www.calstate.edu/CSP/reports.shtml
  5. Establish purchasing practices that ensure the purchase of materials, goods, and supplies that may be recycled or reused when discarded.

Benjamin F. Quillian
Executive Vice-Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer

Approved: December 14, 2011

APPLICABILITY AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

REVISION HISTORY

July 07, 2006

RESOURCES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Useful Guidelines:

The CSU Buy Recycle Handbook contains guidelines for fulfilling the State requirements.  The Buy Recycle Handbook, Buy Recycle certification forms, Buy Recycle report forms and a list of qualified vendors can be found at CSU’s Buy Recycle website: http://www.calstate.edu/Csp/recycle/recycle.shtml

Related Principles:

 

Sound Business Practices:

 

Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates:

Reference: Public Contract Code Sections 10233, 10308.5, 10354 and 12150-12226

COGNIZANT OFFICE(S)

CO Manager:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Subject Expert:

Tom Roberts
Director, Contract Services & Procurement
CSU Office of the Chancellor
troberts@calstate.edu

Affinity Group:

Procurement and Support Services Officers

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