Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Austin
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kristin Schroter
Manager
Procurement & Payment Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase computers and/or other electronic products that are EPEAT registered or meet similar multi-criteria sustainability standards for electronic products?:
Yes

A copy of the electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
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The electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines :

Recommendations for specific commodities, including electronics, are found in http://www.utexas.edu/business/accounting/hbp/07_purch/purch12-3.html


A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

Included in the Chief Financial Officer's Handbook of Operating Procedures.


Does the institution wish to pursue to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on EPEAT registered electronics)?:
Yes

Expenditures on EPEAT registered desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment::
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Bronze 1238 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver 275337.39 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Gold 4890832.31 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on desktop and laptop computers, displays, thin clients, televisions, and imaging equipment:
5339558.83 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the institution's electronics purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

Data set includes all laptops (excluding tablets), desktop computers, monitors and thin clients purchased via the SciQuest eCommerce tool. All televisions purchased via purchase order are also included in the sample. This sample includes the overwhelming majority of spend in these categories.

Spend on University credit cards were omitted because item-level information is not available. The data set also excludes all laptops, desktop computers, monitors and thin clients purchased via manual (i.e. not SciQuest) purchase orders. We anticipate that distribution of products in these excluded areas is consistent with the percentages seen in the sample.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.