Purchaser Profile

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Servers        
State Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars


EPEAT Benefits

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 843,746 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 50,780 metric tons, equivalent to the weight
    of 9,765 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 423 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of
    3,495 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 307 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—570 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 254 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

Energy-Related Savings
EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet, and often exceed, the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of 167,649 MWh of electricity—enough to power 13,801 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 107,546 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 23,029 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $17,153,249 in lifetime cost savings

This language is found in the ITC47 Request for Responses, that was bid October 18, 2011 EPEAT Registered Equipment
• Registration Requirements
All desktops, laptops, and computer monitors provided under this contract are required to have achieved Silver registration or higher under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). EPEAT is a procurement tool designed to help large volume purchasers evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, laptops, and monitors based upon their environmental attributes as specified in the consensus-based IEEE Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (1680). The registration criteria and a list of all registered equipment are provided at https://www.epeat.net.
On rare occasions when no EPEAT Silver equipment model meets the special and specific performance requirements set by the Eligible Entity, Awarded Contractors may sell equipment that is not compliant with the requirement above. In this case the Contract must consider EPEAT Bronze equipment for compliance with the Eligible Entity’s needs before considering non-EPEAT registered equipment.
Over the duration of the contract, as new equipment categories are added to EPEAT, the PMT reserves the right to set requirements for equipment in those categories to be EPEAT registered, as well as to specify the required EPEAT registration level and the dates after which non-registered equipment may not be sold.
• Reporting Requirements
For each piece of equipment sold, EPEAT Registration Status (i.e. Bronze, Silver, Gold or Unregistered) must be provided. For CPU + Monitor bundles, monitor model number must be provided in a separate column, and EPEAT Registration Status must be provided separately for the CPU and the monitor. The Operational Services Division will provide Contractors with a reporting spreadsheet template to fulfill this requirement.
• Identification in Online Catalogs
Information on EPEAT Registration Status of applicable equipment is now available through Channel Intelligence, Inc. (www.channelintelligence.com) and CNET Channel (www.cnetchannel.com). Contractors must work with the PMT to achieve the following two goals:
• Make only EPEAT registered equipment visible in web catalogs intended for Massachusetts contract users.
• Display EPEAT Registration Status for all equipment visible in web catalogs intended for Massachusetts contract users.

Over the duration of the contract, the PMT reserves the right to set deadlines for the completion of either or both of these goals.

PLEASE NOTE: For OFF32: Photocopier, Facsimile, Digital Duplicator Equipment and Service; Photocopier, Facsimile, Digital Duplicator, and Printer Supplies EPEAT was not finalized for the equipment, but the guiding principles were incorporated into the RFR.