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PUBLIC CONTRACT CODE
SECTION 10507.5-10510



10507.5.  It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage the
procurement of recycled paper products by the University of
California by developing guidelines to encourage the procurement of
recycled paper products where suitable for the uses intended and
where the quality is equal and the price is equal or less than
nonrecycled paper products. It is also the intent of the Legislature
that the regents report annually to the Legislature, the Governor,
and the California Integrated Waste Management Board commencing
January 1, 1991, on the percentage of the total dollar amount of
recycled paper products purchased or procured under this article.




10507.7.  Except as provided for in this article, the Regents of the
University of California shall let all contracts involving an
expenditure of more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
annually for goods and materials to be sold to the University of
California to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications,
or else reject all bids. Contracts for services to be performed,
other than personal or professional services, involving an
expenditure of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more
annually shall be made or entered into with the lowest responsible
bidder meeting specifications, or else all bids shall be rejected. If
the regents deem it to be for the best interest of the university,
the regents may, on the refusal or failure of the successful bidder
for materials, goods, or services to execute a tendered contract,
award it to the second lowest responsible bidder meeting
specifications. If the second lowest responsible bidder fails or
refuses to execute the contract, the regents may likewise award it to
the third lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications.



10508.  The requirements of this article shall not be applicable
when the regents determine that a brand or trade name article, thing,
or product or proprietary service is the only one which will
properly meet the needs of the University of California because the
item or service is unique, available only from a sole source, or is
designated to match others, used in, or furnished to, a particular
installation, facility, or location. Contracts for unique products or
services, or personal or professional services, shall not be made
unless the regents determine that the proposed price therefor is
reasonable.


10509.  The Regents of the University of California shall prescribe
methods of procurement for goods, materials, and services to be
purchased, including:
   (a) Requirements for public advertisement where feasible and
practicable or for solicitation from at least three sources in other
cases.
   (b) Bidder prequalification and evaluation standards.
   (c) Guidelines for negotiating contracts for unique products or
proprietary services.
   (d) Procedures for solicitation of vendor and service contractor
interest.
   (e) Dissemination of award information.
   (f) Such other matters as may encourage the receipt of the most
favorable price and conditions of purchase by the university.



10510.  The requirements of this article shall not be applicable to
the procurement of goods, materials, or services funded exclusively
by federal agencies to the extent that the requirements of this
article are in conflict with mandatory requirements of such federal
agency.