OMB Memorandum, Category Management Policy 15-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Laptops and Desktops
This memorandum, dated 16 October 2015, restricts new solicitations for IT hardware, and requiring the use of the following procurement vehicles that are implementing the new standard configurations for laptops and desktops: GSA's Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V IT GWAC, and NIH's CIO CS IT GWAC. The memo calls for revisiting the standard configurations every 6 months and developing additional standard configurations. Note that the standard configuration includes a requirement for laptops and desktops to be Energy Star certified and EPEAT registered.
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