Under the authority of art. III, sec. 1, of the Alaska Constitution, I, Bill Sheffield, Governor of the State of Alaska, order the following:
1. STATEMENT OF POLICY. It is the policy of the state government to encourage the use of Alaska agricultural, seafood, and timber products in order to expand local industry and strengthen the rural economy. This policy is stated in AS 37.05.220 — 37.05.280, AS 36.15.010 and 36.15.020, and AS 36.20.010.
2. IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICY. (a) When state agricultural, seafood, and timber products are competitively priced, available, and of like quality compared with products originating outside of Alaska, each agency of state government shall try to ensure the purchase of such state products for projects and contracts financed with state money. Those efforts must include (when appropriate) the insertion of a clause that requires the use of Alaska agricultural, seafood, and timber products if they are competitively priced, available, and of like quality as products from outside the state, in all state contracts and invitations for bids for state contracts.
(b) The commissioner of administration is responsible for implementing this order. The commissioner of natural resources and the commissioner of commerce and economic development shall, on a regular basis, provide the Department of Administration with lists of state agricultural, seafood, and timber products and the identities of persons or companies supplying them.
(c) In implementing this order, no state agency may violate any requirement of a state or federal statute or constitutional provision.
3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This order takes effect immediately.
DATED: March 15, 1986
S/S Bill Sheffield
Governor of the State of Alaska