|Missile Defense Agency|
|2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars
2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars
Missile Defense Agency purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment.
|MDA 8400.01-INS, December 2014
b. Acquiring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Electronic Product
Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-Silver and EPEAT-Gold registered electronics for
95 percent of annual COTS electronics purchases, when the EPEAT standard applies and where
such products meet our performance requirement and are cost effective over the life of the
product. Currently, EPEAT has registered desktop computers, laptop computers, thin clients,
computer monitors, televisions, and imaging equipment. EPEAT categories are included in the
Definitions in the Glossary. In the future, other electronics (e.g., servers, cell phones, smart
phones) will be added to the EPEAT registry. MDA will include the added categories in these
requirements upon their registration with EPEAT.
c. Acquiring ENERGY STAR®-certified and Federal Energy Management Program
(FEMP)-designated electronics for all purchases when an EPEAT standard is not established.
a. All MDA Organizations and Personnel, as applicable, will:
(1) Require that all MDA contracts requiring the purchase of electronic equipment
contain sustainable electronics management requirements metrics and direction. This equipment
is generally classified as IT assets used in the performance of the MDA mission, including laptop
and desktop computers, monitors, servers, switches, and cell phones. These asset listings and
metrics are based on compliance targets in all applicable E.O.s, the “Energy Policy Act of 2005”
(Reference (p)), the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007” (Reference (q)), the FAR,
FGC/EPEAT procurement reporting, ERRC disposition reporting, and conformance with DoD
Chief Information Officer (CIO) instruction and guidance.
(3) Use available specifications and model templates applicable to electronics
stewardship for contracts as appropriate.
b. Contracting/Purchasing and Government Purchase Cardholders Personnel will administer
contracts containing sustainable electronics management requirements based on all federal
electronics stewardship compliance targets; MDA, FGC/EPEAT, ERRC, and Office of the
Secretary of Defense (OSD) Sustainability and Chemicals Reduction reporting requirements; and
DoD CIO instruction and guidance to:
(1) Ensure that all applicable FAR parts, specifically FAR Subparts 23.2, 23.4 and 23.7
for sustainable electronics management standards (e.g., MDA’s requirement for EPEAT-Silver
or EPEAT-Gold, FEMP-designated or ENERGY STAR®/FEMP products) are included in all
new solicitations, contracts, and contract modifications, as applicable. Reinforce the
requirements with the contractor when appropriate during contract performance.
(2) Guide program/technical personnel on procurement requirements and clauses
governing electronics purchasing.
MDA 4700.03-INS, July 2013
|Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 3.635 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by Missile Defense Agency 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