Section 283.32, Florida Statutes 2009
283.32 Recycled paper to be used by each agency; printing bids certifying use of recycled paper; percentage preference in awarding contracts.--
(1) Each agency shall purchase, when economical, recycled paper if and when recycled paper can be obtained that is of adequate quality for the purposes of the agency.
(2) Each agency shall require a vendor that submits a bid for a contract for printing and that wishes to be considered for the price preference described in s. 287.045 to certify in writing the percentage of recycled content of the material used for such printing. Such vendor may certify that the material contains no recycled content.
(3) Upon evaluation of bids for each printing contract, the agency shall identify the lowest responsive bid and any other responsive bids in which it has been certified that the materials used in printing contain at least the minimum percentage of recycled content that is set forth by the department. In awarding a contract for printing, the agency may allow up to a 10-percent price preference, as provided in s. 287.045, to a responsible and responsive vendor that has certified that the materials used in printing contain at least the minimum percentage of recycled content established by the department. If no vendors offer materials for printing that contain the minimum prescribed recycled content, the contract shall be awarded to the responsible vendor that submits the lowest responsive bid.
History.--ss. 1, 6, ch. 83-252; s. 4, ch. 88-32; ss. 4, 44, ch. 90-335; s. 72, ch. 98-279; s. 3, ch. 2002-207.