Purchaser Profile

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US Department of Energy

Federal Government

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winner – 3 Stars

For subcontracts:
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Desktop or Laptop Computers or Monitors. When the subcontract requires the specification or delivery of desktop or laptop computers or monitors in a DOE facility, the Subcontractor will specify or deliver Electronic Product Environmental Acquisition Tool (EPEAT) registered products conforming to the IEEE 1680-2006 Standard, provided such products are
available, are life cycle cost efficient, and meet applicable performance requirements. Information on EPEAT-registered computer products is available at www.epeat.net.

Computing policy:
Fermilab is committed to managing the life-cycle of computers in accordance with environmentally sustainable practices. To support this effort, all Fermilab employees, visitors and contractors shall adhere to this policy and the procedures which implement this policy.
Acquisition – Fermilab is committed to meeting the prescribed federal acquisition goals for electronic assets by purchasing qualified computing equipment which meets the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registration requirements. Requisitioners must provide justification for any acquisitions that are not EPEAT registered. These justifications must be reviewed and approved by a designated approver. Purchases that may cause the failure to meet these goals may be denied.

*EPEAT Purchasing Tier indicates how many EPEAT categories are specified in the organization's purchasing agreements