Purchaser Profile

US Department of Homeland Security

     

National Government

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 3 Stars

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award  - 3 Stars

Dawn Gunning

U.S. Department of Homeland Security purchases EPEAT-registered computers, displays, imaging equipment, and televisions.

C.5.4 System Requirements
The Contractor shall provide hardware and software components that are factory-installed and ready for immediate use (e.g., device drivers loaded; all cables and adapters included) unless otherwise specified in individual Delivery Orders. The Contractor shall provide documentation either included or available on-line, or both, for all products offered. DHS intends to integrate, from a programmatic standpoint, products provided from these contracts into various DHS network environments. Notwithstanding, DHS may perform actual integration efforts for specific products. For this reason the Contractor shall provide products under this contract that contain industry standard ports and interfaces for, among other things, network connectivity, printing, communications, and device control.

During the term of this contract, the Contractor shall deliver, furnish for Government use, or furnish for Contractor use at a Government-owned facility, only personal computer products, imaging equipment and televisions that, at the time of submission of proposals and at the time of award, were Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Bronze registered or higher where such EPEAT products are available at www.epeat.net.

Items subject to EPEAT requirements include:

1. Personal Computer Products: Computer Desktops, Notebooks (including
two in one notebooks), Displays or Monitors, Integrated Desktop Computers, Workstation Desktops, Thin Clients, and Slates/Tablets.

2. Imaging Equipment: Printers, Copiers, Multi-Function Devices, Scanners, Fax Machines, Digital Duplicators, and Mailing Machines.

3. Televisions include products marketed as televisions with a screen size of 15 inches or larger. Television combination units which include a TV and one or more additional devices (e.g., DVD player, Blu-ray disc player, hard disk drive) combined into a single enclosure, in which all components connect to a wall outlet via a single power cord, are included in this category. Component televisions – which are composed of two or more separate components (e.g., display device and tuner) that are marketed and sold as a TV under a single model or system designation, are also covered by EPEAT.

When an ordering activity specifies personal computer products, imaging equipment or televisions that are not EPEAT registered and suitable EPEAT products are available, the Contractor shall:
a. Notify the requester of the requirement to purchase the EPEAT product; and
b. Provide a suitable alternative(s) that meet the EPEAT registered requirements.

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C.6.9.6 EPEAT Report
The Contractor shall provide the EPEAT report on a quarterly basis. Each quarterly report shall quantify the number of EPEAT registered and non-EPEAT registered products purchased or leased under this contract for the specified quarter. Not all items must be reported. Items that must be reported include Desktop Computers, Monitors, Laptop Computers, Televisions, Multifunction Devices, and Printers. The information must be reported in the template form provided at Chapter D, Attachment 2, and submitted to the IDIQ COR and the IDIQ CO and cc to the DHS Environmental Program Manager at ocao-sustainabilityreports.hq.dhs.gov, no later than the 15th of the month following the quarter being reported on. If non-EPEAT registered products are sold and reported, a brief explanation of procurement background or justification shall be included in the report. An EPEAT report is not necessary if there were no purchases for that quarter

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 80,658 EPEAT registered electronics purchased by U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2016 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 10,797 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 300 tractor-trailer 18-wheelers
  • Avoid the disposal of 69.3 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 564 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 127 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year —238 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 45.8 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

 

Energy-Related Savings
EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of 30 million kWh of electricity—enough to power 2,076 U.S. homes for a year
  • Reduction of 5,324 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions— equivalent to taking 3,828 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $3,109,600 in lifetime cost savings

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