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Section: Contracts for purchase of recycled nonpaper products

Statute: 13:1E-99.27a

5. In purchasing any nonpaper finished products or supplies for use by the various agencies and departments of the State government or for any county, municipality or school district pursuant to P.L.1969, c.104 (C.52:25-16.1 et al.), the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property, upon consultation with the department, may make contracts available for those products or supplies made from recycled material whenever the director determines that such items meet performance standards set forth in applicable product specifications and are available at a reasonable price. For the purposes of this section, "reasonable" means a price no more than 15% above the price of items which are manufactured or produced from raw materials. Preference shall be given to recycled products with the highest percentage of post-consumer waste material. L.1993,c.109,s.5.

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