|United States Department of Agriculture|
|2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars
United States Department of Agriculture purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment.
|Personal Computers Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA):
Under this contract, the Contractor shall deliver, furnish for Government use, or furnish for contractor use at a Government-owned facility, only personal computer products that at the time of submission of proposals were EPEAT Bronze registered or higher. Bronze is the first level discussed in clause 1.4 of the IEEE 1680.1 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products.
Managed Print Service BPA (leased):
General Compliance Criteria
All devices must:
• comply with Energy Star ratings and EPEAT qualifications
The Government reserves the right to require, via technology refreshes and later request for quotations (RFQ) releases, that products meet the most recent version of the IEEE 1680.2 standard. Agency procurement guidance for technology transitions published in the Federal Acquisition Regulations will be followed as the standard is finalized, revised and published.
The registration requirements and a list of all equipment meeting the requirements will be available at www.epeat.net.
(This Managed Print Service BPA language was in the contract prior to the 1680.2 standard being finalized)
|Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 18,500 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2015 will result in environmental impact reductions including:
*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization’s purchasing agreements