Electricity-consuming products commonly used in an office environment, such as computers and imaging equipment. Products in this category may also apply to the acquisition of electronic equipment leasing, construction, and meeting & conference services.
References and Guidance
Before buying new products, be sure to consider excess personal property from other federal agencies. It's not just the mandatory first source of supply, it's sustainable! Visit GSAXcess® to search the federal government’s available excess personal property for transfer.
Take-back related provisions should be inserted in the Scope of Work for leased or purchased electronic equipment, where appropriate. See the 2015 Federal Electronic Asset Take Back Guidance for sample contract language.
GSA's Environmental Services Schedule 899 SIN 5 offers electronics recycling services.
To promote fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, consider using a SmartWay Transport Partner for shipment of your products.
FAR clause 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, requires contractors to report annually "on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year." Reporting is done through the System for Award Management in the fall, following conclusion of a Federal fiscal year.
- 2015 Federal Electronic Asset Take-Back Guidance
- Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
- ENERGY STAR Data Center Initiatives
- EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
- Federal Electronics Challenge
- FEMP's Standby Power Data Center
- FMR Bulletin B-34, Disposal of Federal Electronic Assets
- Instructions for Implementing E.O. 13423
- National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship
- UNICOR Electronics Recycling Program