Date: September 28, 2004
To: Administrative Affairs Direct Reports
Leslie Fehrenbach, Secretary of the Boards of Governors and Trustees
Jay Kohl, Executive Director for Public Safety
Michael McKay, Vice President for Information Technology
Michael Quinlan, Associate Vice President for Business Services
Sandy Russell, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Kyu Whang, Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning
From: Karen Kavanagh - Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Re: Recycled Paper
As you know, Rutgers University is committed to business practices that are both environmentally and economically responsible. Today's 30% post-consumer grade recycled paper has proved to be a viable alternative to virgin paper without the past performance issues such as curling and jamming of copier machines in high humidity. In keeping with these practices, effective immediately, I am asking all administrative affairs organization to use 30% post-consumer recycled paper for all general use which includes printing, copying, and writing grade paper.
The Purchasing Department has negotiated new prices (listed below) for the 30% recycled paper which is available at the preferred office supply firms or through Material Services. More information on suppliers and pricing is available at http://procure.rutgers.edu/upc.html by selecting the "Preferred Suppliers" section and then "Recycled Copy Paper." If you have questions regarding the purchase of recycled paper, please contact purchasing at 732/932-4375.
Your participation in the use of recycled paper will help demonstrate our organization's commitment to environmental initiatives. I greatly appreciate your cooperation in making this a priority for administrative affairs.
30% POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED PAPER PRICING
SUPPLIER COST PER CARTON DELIVERED
Staples Business Advantage $24.74
Paper Mart $24.26
Material Services $24.50
(Prices are based on 8.5 X 11 20# recycled copy paper; 84 bright)
NOTE: Paper prices are quite volatile and subject to change within 60-90 days. The Purchasing Department will try to maintain the best possible prices for the university community.