|Muhlenberg College has an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Silver or higher products.
Concerning our guidelines, all purchases go through the Office of Information Technology (OIT)- no departments are allowed to purchase individual equipment. If a department does try to purchase something, it has to go through Muhlenberg’s purchasing office, and they will redirect it to OIT before the purchase is made. All purchases are kept at the institutional level, so the department will not feel as if it’s the equipment belongs to them. This way, if the equipment is needed more elsewhere, it can be given to another department. There is NO ownership of the equipment at the department level.
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements