Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.99
Liaison Marilyn Graham
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Brunswick Community College
OP-10: Computer Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Santresa Culpeppers
Accountant/Purchasing Agent
Business Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase EPEAT Silver or higher computers and monitors?:

The website URL where the EPEAT policy, directive, or guidelines are posted :
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

Brunswick Community College follows State of North Carolina purchasing policies, directives and guidelines, but has not developed separate written policies, directives or guidelines.

Page 14 - Environmental Programs
"All Desktops, Portable Units, and Monitors offered under this contract shall meet or exceed the EPA Energy Star Requirements and shall meet or exceed the EPEAT Silver requirements."

As per Brunswick Community College's Purchasing Manual:
"This [manual] is intended to provide you with the general rules needed to prepare a purchase requisition. It applies to the acquisition of all equipment, materials, supplies, printing, and services, through outright purchase, rental, lease, or lease-purchase.

All community colleges are required by General Statute §115D-58.5 to purchase all supplies, equipment and materials by contracts made by or with the approval of the Division of Purchase and Contract (P&C) of the Department of Administration.

The State’s purchasing program is based on sound competitive purchasing procedures. The importance of seeking competition exists at all levels of expenditure. Fostering competition is an attitude more than a procedure. It is reflected in the way specifications are written, in searching for new sources of supply, in attempting to make procurement documents simple and inviting, and in everyday courteousness shown to prospective suppliers and contractors. Where competition is not sought, or obtained, the reason must be valid and documented.

Price is not the only consideration in seeking competition. Other factors include: terms and conditions, delivery schedules, lead times, types and degrees of service required, inspection and testing procedures, transportation and delivery costs, warranties and guarantees required, etc."

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT computers)?:

Expenditures on EPEAT Gold desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on EPEAT Silver desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
6,574.86 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers and monitors :
6,574.86 US/Canadian $


Monthly average $6574.86 for 2011-2012 fiscal year.

All purchases are a minimum of EPEAT Silver, but actual numbers are not available.

BCC's Purchasing & Equipment Manual
Approved by Brunswick County Board of Trustees 10/24/11


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