Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 1.00 Xavier Serrano
Director, Purchasing Services
Purchasing Services
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
3,131,721.17 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 1,928,548.13 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 309,820.32 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 883,260.72 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 0 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

The figures reported above are drawn roughly from a one-year period. The Apple product purchases included in the figures above were drawn from January to December 2019, while the products purchased from UVic’s Microserve accounts were drawn from November 2018 – January 2020 (one year and two months). The Microserve figures were calculated using quarterly reports which is why there are an extra two months included in the reporting period.

Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

UVic participates in a joint procurement exercise alongside the other post-secondary institutions in BC to source a Value Added Reseller to procure computers. Sustainable business practices are one criteria of the rating process. Recommended, standard computers are available through the Technology Solutions website: http://www.uvic.ca/systems/support/computerssoftware/technologysolutions/index.php

The chosen distributor is also favoured because it is a locally owned and operated company and well known in our community.

The discrepancy between the “Total annual expenditures on electronics” and the added totals of each EPEAT expenditure level is due to a small handful of products purchased were not EPEAT registered.

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