Title 07 Finance
Chapter 07.06 Procurement of Goods, Services and Works
Article II. Public Bidding and Other Provisions
The City shall provide a preference for products and products in packaging that does not contain polychlorinated biphenyls. No department may knowingly purchase products or products in packaging containing polychlorinated biphenyls above the practical quantification limit except when it is not cost-effective or technically feasible to do so. "Practical quantification limit" means the lowest concentration that can be reliably measured within specified limits of precision, accuracy, representativeness, completeness, and comparability during routine laboratory operating conditions, or using EPA Method 1668. “Not cost effective” means compliance with this requirement would increase the purchase price of the product by at least twenty-five percent.
This subsection does not require a department to test every product procured. However, the department may accept from businesses, manufacturers, organizations, and individuals results obtained from an accredited laboratory or testing facility documenting product or product packaging polychlorinated biphenyl levels. The department may request suppliers of products to provide testing data from an accredited laboratory or testing facility documenting the testing method and product or product packaging polychlorinated biphenyl levels.
The City may develop policies to implement the preference set forth above, which are consistent with and do not conflict with the provisions of this subsection.
Date Passed: Monday, June 2, 2014
Effective Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
ORD C35099 Section 1