|State of California|
|2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars
California purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
(EPEAT Silver) Requirements
The minimum requirement for products offered under this contract is EPEAT Silver. This requirement applies to every configuration within all categories except for the Monitor Category. The 30 inch monitors and the 21 inch Touchscreen monitors are excluded from this EPEAT requirement. Products not meeting the minimum requirement of EPEAT Silver will be non-compliant.
The product’s EPEAT level must be verified via the EPEAT database of certified products (https://www.epeat.net/). Energy Star is a requirement of EPEAT. Products should be listed on the Energy Star database, and if they are not, bidder(s) shall submit documentation to support claim for Energy Star compliance. Products indicated by bidder(s) as listed in the Energy Star database will also be verified via the Energy Star database. (www.energystar.com) Verification will be based on database entries posted on the day Final bids are due.
On Exhibit 11.30A-D, Common Configurations, for each configuration offered, bidders must provide the EPEAT certification level and the registration date for certification.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT Gold) Non-Mandatory
The State prefers products that have achieved the EPEAT Gold level. Therefore, points will be awarded for products that surpass the EPEAT Silver baseline and are certified as EPEAT Gold. Points will only be awarded if the product’s EPEAT level can be verified via the EPEAT database of certified products (https://www.epeat.net/). Verification will be based on database entries posted on the day Final bids are due. For each configuration offered, bidders must provide the EPEAT certification level and the registration date for certification in Exhibit 11.30 A-D, Common Configurations.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Compliance
EPEAT® is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics which can be used to identify environmentally preferable devices. The EPEAT system combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims and can be found here:
The State of California has identified EPEAT Bronze as the baseline standard for this solicitation for the following electronic products:
Qualified Printers and MFDs must be listed in the EPEAT Registry located here (http://ww2.epeat.net/searchoptions.aspx) as Bronze at the time of bid submittal.
Televisions must be certified by a minimum of one Third-Party Environmental Certifications listed in the following table and/or meet the minimum Postconsumer Recycled Content (PCRC).
 Metal Products and Plastic Products must contain a minimum of 10% PCRC to be considered State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) compliant.
|Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 31,914 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by California Department of General Services in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements