How to Buy a University PC or Laptop

The University has contracted suppliers of desktop PCs and Laptops. There is a legal obligation for all parts of the University to use these suppliers unless there is a clear, documented reason to purchase elsewhere.

Professional Services Staff

Departments within Professional Services should contact the CiCS helpdesk on 21111. An advisor will take your details and arrange a callback from an expert to discuss prices and ordering details.

Academic Faculty Staff

Academic Departments can go through the IT Technicians within their departments or if that is not possible we have supplied a template for all orders.

If you need to buy a PC or laptop yourself you will need to buy from an official contracted supplier unless you have a clear, documented reason to purchase elsewhere. The process is as follows:

  1. First choose your PC using the following advice:
    How to choose a new PC
  2. Choose a model from the one of the approved manufacturers and suppliers:
    Approved suppliers and manufacturers of desktop PCs
    Approved suppliers and manufacturers of laptops
  3. Complete a SAP order for your PC or laptop quoting the vendor code from the suppliers information database