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The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) lauds NITAAC for the third year in a row

Achieve End of Year Fiscal Spending Goals and Help Save the Planet with NITAAC GSS

2022 marks the third consecutive EPEAT Award win for NITAAC.  Globally recognized, EPEAT helps purchasers, manufacturers and resellers buy and sell environmentally preferable electronic products.

The Global Electronics Council, which owns and manages EPEAT, also facilitates the EPEAT Purchaser Awards. The awards recognize excellence in sustainable procurement of EPEAT-registered products.

NITAAC is the only GWAC to receive this global award and has been recognized for excellence in two categories:

  • Computers and displays; and
  • Servers

NITAAC takes considerable pride in doing our part to ensure the federal government has access to sustainable products. In 2021, our products empowered the federal government to realize 3,681,150 kilowatt hours of energy savings. This is the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 303 US households. Additionally, our products resulted in the reduction of 783,870 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents. This amounts to the removal of 168 cars off the road in the United States for a year.

We strongly believe it is not only our job to provide a first-class acquisition experience but to also do our part to create a healthier planet, while helping the federal government save both time and money. To that end, our sustainability efforts resulted in $152,414 in cost savings for our federal customers.   

Environmentally Responsible End of Fiscal Year Spending

As agencies look toward the end of the fiscal year and find themselves purchasing commodities, such as laptops and desktops, to meet their end of fiscal year buying needs, NITAAC can help. We are committed to providing EPEAT certified laptops, desktops, printers, monitors and servers to meet all our agency partner information technology (IT) needs. 

In fact, FAR subpart 23.704 requires that 95% of all electronic product acquisitions be EPEAT-registered products, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directs federal agencies to ensure that at least 80% of their laptop and desktop acquisitions are one of the five standard configurations available through their Government-Wide Strategic Services (GSS) initiative. The more federal agencies participate, the greater the overall savings. And, when you buy through GSS, you’ll get the same low price regardless of quantities ordered – one or one thousand. Using NITAAC allows federal agencies to reduce the administrative cost of establishing their own IT contracts and leverage the buying power of the entire federal government for laptops and desktops.

With more than 3,483 EPEAT certified products to choose from, the ordering process is as easy as the click of a button. To start your order, download a copy of the NextGen GSS Ordering Guide here, then click the log in to e-GOS button in the upper right hand corner of any NITAAC web page.

From e-GOS you can view standard configurations and prices on product offerings from our Contract Holders. Simply compare the configurations, select the ones that meet your requirements and follow the NextGen GSS Ordering Guide instructions to complete your order.

NITAAC not only offers the standard configurations of the GSS program, we also can handle more complex requirements through our CIO-CS Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for IT Commodities/Solutions.

Saving money and the planet is something we can all agree is a win.  To learn more about how NITAAC can help you meet your end of year laptop and desktop buying needs, and make the planet a healthier place, visit https://nitaac.nih.gov/services/government-wide-strategic-solutions.