|New York State (Office of General Services)|
|New York State and EPEAT: Case Study|
|2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star
|New York State Aggregate Buy Program, Todd Gardner
New York State purchases EPEAT-registered computers and displays.
The aggregate buy program has been in place since 2008 and requires PCs/Displays to meet EPEAT criteria and the New York State Executive Order #4 specification for Desktop and Laptop Computers. The number of units purchased through the program varies from year to year, but on average approximately 250,000 PCs/Displays are purchased annually.
|New York State OGS conducts an Aggregate Buy Program for microcomputers through its centralized contracts. Through this program, Authorized Users of OGS centralized contracts, which includes but is not limited to New York State Agencies, political subdivisions, local governments, public authorities, public school and fire districts, public and nonprofit libraries, and certain other nonpublic/nonprofit organizations, are permitted to purchase microcomputers that meet the specifications required by the program.
Since 2008, the specifications of the Aggregate Buy have included requirements that the products awarded for the buy meet either EPEAT Silver or Gold criteria as well as the New York State Executive Order #4 (EO4) specification for Desktop and Laptop Computers.
For the latest Aggregate Buy Program, which was conducted by Procurement Services under Group 7300, Award 22802 ‘Information Technology Umbrella Contract – Manufacturer Based (Statewide) in the summer of 2016, the following language is included in the ‘Minimum Technical Build Requirements’:
For Enterprise Desktops, Enterprise Notebooks, Enterprise All in One, Convertible Tablets, Education Entry Level Desktops and Education Entry Level Notebooks:
For Unbundled Displays:
|Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 235,156 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by users of the Office of General Services’ Computer Aggregate Buy between April of 2014 and the end of December of 2015 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements