The University shall prepare a report by January 1 of each year to the General Assembly and the Governor of Kentucky on progress in procuring products made from recovered materials. The report shall include:
a. The recycled content percentages of the various products being purchased.
b. Relative costs of virgin and recycled products.
c. Sources of recycled products being purchased.
d. Types of performance tests conducted on recycled products, the results, and actual experience.
e. Organizations participating in cooperative purchasing and volumes of materials purchased.
f. A list of products reviewed for changes in specifications relating to their minimum recycled content.
Recycled Materials Specifications:
Procurement Services prior to the issuance of an invitation for bid, quotation or request for proposal, shall review and revise specifications for the purchase of goods, supplies, equipment, material and printing to:
g. Provide specifications that explain the recycled material content percentage requirements and definitions, for recovered material, mill broke, post-consumer waste. The University may require, to the extent practicable, every person entering into a contract for building, altering, repairing, improving or demolishing any structures or buildings or other improvements to any real property to use goods, supplies, equipment, materials and printing necessary to fulfill the contract which meet the United States E.P.A. requirements for recycled material content.
Non-recyclable materials may be purchased for goods, supplies, equipment, materials and print for which a recycled material content substitute is not available. Procurement Services has the authority to justify specifications for goods, supplies, equipment, materials and printing which cannot be met by recycled material content substitutes.