Purchaser Profile

State of California

     

State Government

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 2 Stars

Jim Butler

California purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, and imaging equipment.

2006

PC Goods

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

(EPEAT Silver) Requirements

The minimum requirement for products offered under this contract is EPEAT Silver. This requirement applies to every configuration within all categories except for the Monitor Category. The 30 inch monitors and the 21 inch Touchscreen monitors are excluded from this EPEAT requirement. Products not meeting the minimum requirement of EPEAT Silver will be non-compliant.

The product’s EPEAT level must be verified via the EPEAT database of certified products (http://www.epeat.net/). Energy Star is a requirement of EPEAT. Products should be listed on the Energy Star database, and if they are not, bidder(s) shall submit documentation to support claim for Energy Star compliance. Products indicated by bidder(s) as listed in the Energy Star database will also be verified via the Energy Star database. (www.energystar.com) Verification will be based on database entries posted on the day Final bids are due.

On Exhibit 11.30A-D, Common Configurations, for each configuration offered, bidders must provide the EPEAT certification level and the registration date for certification.

 

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT Gold) Non-Mandatory

The State prefers products that have achieved the EPEAT Gold level. Therefore, points will be awarded for products that surpass the EPEAT Silver baseline and are certified as EPEAT Gold. Points will only be awarded if the product’s EPEAT level can be verified via the EPEAT database of certified products (http://www.epeat.net/). Verification will be based on database entries posted on the day Final bids are due. For each configuration offered, bidders must provide the EPEAT certification level and the registration date for certification in Exhibit 11.30 A-D, Common Configurations.

 

Imaging Equipment

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Compliance

EPEAT® is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics which can be used to identify environmentally preferable devices. The EPEAT system combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims and can be found here:

(http://www.epeat.net/resources/criteria/#tabs-1=imagingequipment)

The State of California has identified EPEAT Bronze as the baseline standard for this solicitation for the following electronic products:

  • Group 1 – Personal Mono Printer
  • Group 1 – Color All-In-One Printer
  • Group 2 – All products
  • Group 3 – All products
  • Group 4 – All products

 

Qualified Printers and MFDs must be listed in the EPEAT Registry located here (http://ww2.epeat.net/searchoptions.aspx) as Bronze at the time of bid submittal.

 

Televisions must be certified by a minimum of one Third-Party Environmental Certifications listed in the following table and/or meet the minimum Postconsumer Recycled Content (PCRC).

Television

Commodity

UNSPSC

Certification

Category

PCRC[1]

Television

52161505

Energy Star

Electronics

10% Minimum

Energy Star Most Efficient

Electronics

EPEAT

Silver or Gold

[1] Metal Products and Plastic Products must contain a minimum of 10% PCRC to be considered State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) compliant.

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 31,914 EPEAT  registered electronics purchased by California Department of General Services in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 4,191 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 115 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 28 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 228 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 78 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—146 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 18.8 metric tons of water pollutant emissions
  • Savings of 11.9 million kWh of electricity—enough to power 928 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 2,021 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 1,453 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $1,226,050 in lifetime cost savings

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