FAR 52.223-9 Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items. Basic (May 2008) (Current)

As prescribed in 23.406(d), except for the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items, insert the clause at 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-designated Items, in solicitations and contracts exceeding $150,000 that are for, or specify the use of, EPA-designated items containing recovered materials. If technical personnel advise that estimates can be verified, use the clause with its Alternate I.

Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content For EPA Designated Items (May 2008)

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause—

“Postconsumer material” means a material or finished product that has served its intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer item. Postconsumer material is a part of the broader category of “recovered material.”

“Recovered material” means waste materials and by-products recovered or diverted from solid waste, but the term does not include those materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.

(b) The Contractor, on completion of this contract, shall—

    (1) Estimate the percentage of the total recovered material content for EPA-designated item(s) delivered and/or used in contract performance, including, if applicable, the percentage of postconsumer material content; and

    (2) Submit this estimate to ___________ [Contracting Officer complete in accordance with agency procedures].

(End of clause)


Prime’s Interest;
Services ✖   52.212-5 COTS;(Applies when the use of EPA-designated products containing recovered materials is specified.)

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