Purchaser Profile

Lake Forest Country Day School

K-12 Education

LFCDS Information Technology Selection Criteria Objective To provide clear, consistent guidelines to be employed in selecting information technologies for use at Lake Forest Country Day School. Criteria Server technology Any hardware, software, or service intended to be used only by the school’s IT Department staff members in order to provide end-user services will be classified as “server technology.” The criteria categories for selection of server technology will be: 1. Functionality 2. Reliability 3. Compatibility 4. Performance 5. Lifespan 6. Support 7. Ease-of-use 8. Environmental impact 9. Aesthetics 10. Cost Client technology Any hardware, software, or service intended to be used directly by end-users will be classified as “client technology.” The criteria categories for selection of client technology will be: 1. Functionality 2. Ease-of-use 3. Compatibility 4. Reliability 5. Performance 6. Lifespan 7. Environmental impact 8. Aesthetics 9. Support 10. Cost Definitions The specific criteria used in each category for each assessment will inevitably depend upon the specific technologies involved. Following are sample criteria for each category, to be used and extended as appropriate. Category / Criterion Applicability Explanation Default Weight Motivation … Environmental impact 2 – Important EPEAT HW How well does the product meet EPEAT criteria? 2 – Important http://www.epeat.net/ ISO 14001 HW+SW Is the manufacturer’s operation ISO 14001 certified? 1 – Useful Energy Star HW Is the product Energy Star compliant? 2 – Important Recycled HW Does the product contain recycled content? 2 – Important Recyclable HW Is the product recyclable? 2 – Important Non-toxic HW Can the product be deconstructed into non-toxic components at the end of its lifecycle? 2 – Important Rechargeable HW Are the device’s batteries rechargeable? 2 – Important …

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