Sources: State of Oregon Buyer’s Guide, City of Los Angeles Cooperative Contracts


All batteries shall be removable, rechargeable and recyclable. Bidder shall provide instructions for removing, installing and recycling.
Certification (multiple examples in three areas)


  • All equipment described in this procurement shall be qualified to display the (fill in the certification label). (Recommendation: Energy Star or EPEAT.)
  • Bidders are asked to disclose any environmentally friendly certification labels for which they believe themselves or their products to be eligible, any such certification labels they have achieved, and any environmental or sustainability awards they have won.
  • All equipment described in this procurement shall be compliant with (fill in the certification label) for energy use and sleep modes, active upon delivery and functional with LAN environment.
  • Energy Star
  • Bidders must provide products that earn the ENERGY STAR and meet the ENERGY STAR specifications for energy efficiency. Bidders are encouraged to visit for complete product specifications and updated lists of qualifying products.
  • EPEAT: All desktop computers, laptop computers and computer monitors are required to have achieved Bronze registration or higher under the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). The registration criteria and a list of all registered equipment are available for review at 

Energy use

Bidders shall provide details on per unit energy consumption.
Environmental offsets

Manufacturers are asked to disclose the amount of and the process for purchasing of environmental offset credits.
Memory upgrades

Bidders shall provide details as to the cost and procedure associated with memory upgrades per unit.


Bidders shall package and ship computers in such a way as to minimize excess packaging such as the use of “multi-packs” where appropriate. Bidders are requested to use reusable and/or returnable packing materials, to use packing materials with the highest amount of post consumer recycled content possible, and to avoid the use of non-recyclable bubble wrap, foam pellets or other like materials.

Product Documentation

Bidders shall provide product manuals online.

Recycling and take-back (two examples)

The County desires that its computer hardware suppliers have a program to take back used computers, monitors and other hardware for recycling or remanufacture. Bidders shall describe their procedure for accepting products returned at the end of their useful life for recycling purposes (take-back program).
Bidders are asked to provide products that are recyclable to the maximum extent possible within Multnomah County facilities. Bidders shall describe how their products are to be disposed of at the end of the product’s useful life.

Bidders are asked to disclose any toxic or hazardous material resulting from (1) their manufacturing processes, (2) product use, and (3) product disposal.