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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Wireless Services

Wireless Services includes common wireless services and devices such as cellphones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's) for email and internet access, modems for pc-laptops (“AirCards”) as well as specialized solutions, such as a priority service for emergency-response personnel and a Push-to-Talk (walkie-talkie) service for industrial applications that require full-time access with a restricted group of users.

Last updated: July 10, 2008

Legend:

Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

INITIATIVES: Last
N/A
RFP
Current
2007
RFP
Future
2011
RFP
Notes:
Reduction/Reuse
Commodity group has taken action to encourage reduction in consumption.  
Red
Yellow
 
Commodity group has taken action to encourage sharing of surplus assets.  
Red
Yellow
 
Departmental control on issuance of wireless devices  
Red
Yellow
 
Departmental personal use policy  
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier Engagement
Survey of suppliers to identify environmental features of products.
 
Yellow
Green
Web research conducted
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years.  
Red
Green
 
Supplier environmental information available within government  
Green
Green
GC portal
publicly  
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Supplier's commitment to the environment
Supplier's environmental policy statement  
Green
Green
 
Supplier has history on environmental initiatives (green office, travel policy)  
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier has conducted waste audit.  
Red
Yellow
 
Supplier has plans for environmental improvements.  
Green
Green
 
Supplier has ISO 14000 accreditation  
Red
Yellow
 
Supplier provides online portal for ordering  
Green
Green
 
Supplier provides online reporting  
Green
Green
 
Supplier provides user guides online  
Green
Green
 
2. Resource input
Metal parts contain recycled content - % to be determined with next RFI  
Red
Yellow
Not currently applicable to wireless devices but will be researched as part of RFI
3. Product design
Wear susceptible parts are designed to be replaceable by the user.  
Red
Green
 
Device compliance with RoHS  
Red
Green
 
CFC-free, lead-free manufacturing of hardware devices  
Red
Green
 
Interoperability with broad range of other manufacturers as well as existing infrastructure, applications  
Red
Green
 
Recyclability of wireless devices  
Red
Green
 
Energy consumption of devices  
Red
Green
 
Dual Mode phones  
Red
Yellow
 
Unlocking devices to be used with different carriers  
Red
Yellow
 
4. Manufacturing
Packaging is designed to minimize waste and does not contain hazardous materials  
Red
Green
 
Recyled materials are used to produce the packaging  
Red
Green
 
Supplier accepts the packaging for reuse, recycling, or recovery  
Red
Green
 
5. Packaging and Distribution
Device buy or take back program  
Red
Green
 
Recycling program for PDAs and cellular telephones  
Yellow
Green