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Education programProduct substitution listModel procurement guidelines.

(1) The department shall implement an education program to encourage maximum procurement of recycled products by state and local government entities. The program shall include at least the following:
(a) Technical assistance to all state and local governments and their designated procurement officers on the requirements of this chapter, including preparation of model purchase contracts, the preparation of procurement plans, and the availability of recycled products;
(b) Two or more workshops annually in which all state and local government entities are invited;
(c) Information on intergovernmental agreements to facilitate procurement of recycled products.
(2) The director shall, in consultation with the department of ecology, make available to the public, local jurisdictions, and the private sector, a comprehensive list of substitutes for extremely hazardous, hazardous, toxic, and nonrecyclable products, and disposable products intended for a single use. The department and all state agencies exercising the purchasing authorities of the department shall include the substitute products on bid notifications, except where the department allows an exception based upon product availability, price, suitability for intended use, or similar reasons.
(3) The department shall prepare model procurement guidelines for use by local governments.
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