Purchaser Profile

Government of New Zealand

National Government

Request for Proposal for the Supply of Personal Computers

2006

4. Reduction of impacts over whole of product life cycle Preference will be given to products for which all key sustainability impact areas have been addressed. This may be demonstrated by the products being licensed to carry — the Environmental Choice New Zealand (www.enviro-choice.org.nz ) ecolabel; or — or TCO ( www.tco.se ) ecolabel; or — an equivalent ecolabel (eg Nordic Swan, Blue Angel); or — are listed as Silver or above in the EPEAT ( 68.168.250.188/EPEATwp/ ) product database; or — or through other documentation of meeting these or similar criteria.

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