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Publication - Guidance

Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish Public Sector Green ICT Strategy

Published: 8 Apr 2015

How Scottish public sector organisations can reduce carbon emissions; plan for carbon reduction; and meet the Scottish Government's environmental targets.

40 page PDF

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40 page PDF

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Contents
Scotland's Digital Future: Scottish Public Sector Green ICT Strategy
Annex F: Case Studies - Procurement

40 page PDF

654.8kB

Annex F: Case Studies - Procurement

Procurement

Topic

Organisation

Background

Solution

Results

Acknowledgements

Further Information

Collaborative ICT Procurement.

The Scottish Government

Existing traditional individual procurement arrangements identified as leading to inherent inefficiencies.

Introduce a collaborative framework agreement for the Scottish public sector to create a standardised approach to procurement for the purchase of ICT products. The framework is based upon mandatory energy efficiency criteria (minimum Energy Star 5 and EPEAT Sliver rating).

Carbon emissions reduced by 16,300 tonnes over three years (by replacing 159,000 corporate desktops).

Subsequent iterations of the framework stipulate a maximum size/configuration/ physical arrangement of desktop equipment, with the aim of further reducing carbon emissions by 62 kg per PC over a three year period.

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Economy/digital/digitalservices/greenict

Procurement

Topic

Organisation

Background

Solution

Results

Acknowledgements

Further Information

Total Costs of Ownership and Whole of Life Costs.

Stockholm County Council, Sweden.

Replace c. 40,000 desktops and laptops on a rolling basis.

Introduce environmental requirements for purchasing IT (in line with common EU green public procurement criteria) balanced against Most Economically Advantageous Tender ( MEAT) including life-cycle costs.

Carbon emissions reduced by 2,000 tonnes per annum (equivalent to c. £350,000 per annum)

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue10_Case_Study25_Stockholm_IT.pdf

Procurement

Topic

Organisation

Background

Solution

Results

Acknowledgements

Further Information

Lease of hardware/Services.

Consip SA (centralised Public Purchasing) Italy.

Existing traditional ownership of hardware plus associated maintenance costs identified as leading to inherent inefficiencies.

Establish framework (including minimum environmental criteria) for ICT services, covering 160,000 workstations of various public bodies, including management of ICT platforms, leasing of hardware, software licenses and virtualisation services.

Carbon emissions reduced by 14,000 tonnes per annum (equivalent to 5 million euros per annum).

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/news_alert/Issue38_Case_Study81_CONSIP_ICT_equipment.pdf


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