How do I Purchase a University-Owned Computer?


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All faculty and staff have the ability to purchase a university-owned computer for university use.

*Please note: This information is for university-owned computers. If you are interested in purchasing a computer for personal use, see details here.


The UNC System Office has a required bulk IT purchasing program called Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI). The easiest, fastest way to order a computer on campus is to select one of the CPI computers which are listed in the Dell and Apple Catalogs/Punch-out in uShop (UNCW's eProcurement system). In addition, purchasing a CPI computer allows ITS to provide better support due to:

  • Standardization and better quality hardware.
  • Having images for expedient deployment and effective support.
  • The inclusion of Absolute (formerly called Computrace) to protect university data (All computers, regardless of whether they are a CPI computer, require the purchase of Absolute).
  • Having enterprise standard hardware.
  • Having a longer warranty period, saving each department repair costs.

 How do I purchase an approved (CPI) Apple or Dell computer? 
 

  1. Log into mySeaport > Select "Employee Essentials" > select "uShop."
     
  2. Click either the Dell or Apple link from the "Computers/Electronics" section.

    *Please note: If you are ordering an Apple computer, you also need to purchase a Computrace Licence. This should be purchased from the Dell Punch-out (Dell is the reseller) and should be the first item on the list.

  3. Select and configure a system according to your needs. For specific questions, please contact your Building Consultant by submitting a service request. For the service type, select "Request a computer consultation."
     
  4. After your system arrives, your Building Consultant will assist you with setup. Submit a service request. For the service type, select "New computer setup."
     

How do I submit a Computer Exception to purchase something outside of the approved CPI devices?
 

  1. Log into mySeaport > Select "Employee Essentials" > select "uShop." 
     
  2. Click the "Non-Standard Computer Form" link from the "Computers/Electronics" section.

    *Please note: You need to purchase a 5-year Absolute license for each computer.  This should be purchased from the Dell Punch-out (Dell is the reseller) and should be the first item on the list.

  3. Fill out the "Non-Standard Computer Request" form.
     
  4. After your system arrives, your Building Consultant will assist you with setup and installing Computrace. Submit a service request. For the service type, select "New computer setup."
     

If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC.

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Article ID: 142356
Created
Tue 3/29/22 4:20 PM
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