As used in this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated herein:
“City” or “City and County” shall mean the City and County of San Francisco, or any department, board, commission or agency thereof.
“City funds” shall mean all monies or other assets received and managed by, or which are otherwise under the control of, the Treasurer, and any notes, bonds, securities, certificates of indebtedness or other fiscal obligations issued by the City and County.
“Commodities” shall include, but not be limited to, goods, commodities, materials, supplies and equipment.
“Contract” shall mean an agreement for public works or improvements to be performed, or for goods or services to be purchased or grants to be provided, at the expense of the City and County or to be paid out of monies deposited in the treasury or out of trust monies under the control of or collected by the City and County.
“Contracting officer” shall mean that officer or employee of the City and County authorized under the Charter, the Administrative Code or the Municipal Code, to enter into a contract on behalf of the City and County. “Contracting officer” shall include the Mayor, each department head or general manager and other employees of the City and County authorized to enter into contracts on behalf of the City and County.
“Doing business in the City and County” shall mean entering into or seeking to enter into a contract with the City and County.
“Non-tropical hardwood equivalents” shall mean any and all hardwood other than virgin redwood that grows in any geographically temperate regions, as defined by the U.S. Forest Service, and is equivalent to tropical hardwood in density, texture, grain, stability or durability. Non-tropical hardwoods, the use or purchase of which shall be preferred under this Article, shall include, but not be limited to the following species:
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Pseudotsuga menziesii||Douglas Fir|
|Nyssa sylvatica||Black Gum|
|Liquidambar styraciflua||Red Gum|
|Tsuga heterophylla||West Hemlock|
|Acer saccharum||Sugar Maple|
|Acer spp.||Soft Maple|
|Quercus spp.||Red Oak|
|Quercus spp.||White Oak|
|Pinus ponderosa||Ponderosa Pine|
|Pinus spp.||Yellow So. Pine|
|Liriodendron tulipifera||Yellow Poplar|
|Picea sitchensis||Sitka Spruce|
|Juglas nigra||Black Walnut|
“Non-virgin redwood equivalents” shall mean any and all wood or wood product (including, but not limited to, wood from the species scientifically classified as “sequoia sempervirens”) that is not a tropical hardwood or a tropical hardwood wood product and is equivalent to virgin redwood in density, texture, grain, stability or durability.
“Purchaser” shall mean the Purchaser of the City and County or any authorized representative of that official.
“Tropical hardwood” shall mean any and all hardwood, scientifically classified as angiosperme, that grows in any tropical moist forest. Tropical hardwoods, the use or purchase of which shall be governed by this Article, shall include, but not be limited to, the following species:
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Anisoptera thurifera||Bella Rosa|
|Shorea negrosensis||Red Lauan|
|Pentacme contorta||White Lauan|
|Khaya ivorensis||African Mahogany|
|Swietenia macrophylla||American Mahogany|
|Pterocarpus soyauxii||African Paduak|
|Pterocarpus angolensis||Angola Paduak|
“Tropical rainforests” shall mean any and all forests classified by the scientific term “tropical moist forests,” the classification determined by the equatorial region of the forest and average rainfall.
“Tropical hardwood wood products” shall refer to any wood products which are composed, in whole or in part, of tropical hardwood.
“Virgin redwood wood products” shall refer to any wood products which are composed, in whole or in part, of virgin redwood.
“Virgin redwood” shall mean wood from the species scientifically classified as “sequoia sempervirens” including but not limited to wood that is graded “clear heart” or “clear all heart” (or any successor or equivalent terms) under lumber industry grading standards, unless such wood is either:
Reclaimed or recycled; or
Certified as sustainably harvested redwood by a certification organization that bases its standards on the principles and criteria of the United States Forest Stewardship Council. “Wood products” shall refer to any wood products, wholesale or retail, in any form, including but not limited to veneer, plywood, furniture, cabinets, paneling, mouldings, doorskins, joinery, or sawnwood. As used herein, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings indicated herein:
“Doorskin” shall mean a thin sheet of wood which is glued onto the frame of a door to form the face of the door.
“Moulding” shall refer to decorative wood used around window and doorframes, ceilings, and corners.
“Paneling” shall mean any thin sheet or sheets of attractive wood, intended to be used as wall covering, including any sheet consisting of a veneer glued onto some backing material.
“Particle board” shall mean any wood sheet or board created by compressing wood chips and particles from logs, trees or industrial residue.
“Plywood” shall mean any wood sheet created by gluing together thinner sheets (veneers) of any species.
“Sawnwood” shall mean lumber or any form of wood which is sawn or chipped lengthwise in either a rough or smooth cut.
“Veneer” shall mean a very thin slice of wood, between 1/16 inch to 1/125 inch in width, used in plywood, paneling, furniture exterior, and doorskins.
(Added by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 12I.2; added by Ord. 391-90, App. 12/6/90; amended by Ord. 278-96, App. 7/3/96; Ord. 409-97, App. 10/31/97; Ord. 38-01, File No. 010010, App. 3/16/2001)