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Desktop and Laptop Standard Configurations

If your department has need for a desktop or laptop computer, first view the standard configurations that have been developed by OIT. These standard configurations offer special pricing and will meet most requirements for departmental computing.  Dell is currently the only contractor providing recommended UT configurations for their systems. If one of the standard configurations will not meet your specific needs, a computer can be selected from one of the computer contracts described below. After you have selected one of the standard configurations, complete a Hardware Order Request Form and fax it to the appropriate vendor.

 

Order Placement

  • Contact the vendor to obtain a quote.
  • All orders should be created and submitted online at the vendor website or faxed or emailed directly to the vendor.
  • For the fax/email orders you may use the online Hardware Order Request Form to create a printable order form, which you will be able to use to submit your order.
    • NOTE: the online order form does not email your order to the contractor; it generates an order form which you must print using the print option of your web browser. Complete instructions for filling out the Hardware Order Request Form are available online at the link above.

 

Contract Vendors
After securing the appropriate quote from one of the contract vendors, complete a UT Hardware Order Request Form and fax the request form and contract vendor quotation to fax your order directly to the appropriate vendor being sure to include your system quote(s) and/or any other pertinent information.

 

Apple Computers –

The Apple computer contract has been awarded to Apple Computer Inc. in partnership with the University Center Computer Store. For additional assistance with obtaining an e-quote, the Apple contact is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Dell Computers –

The contract vendor is Dell. For assistance with obtaining an e-quote, the Dell contact is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Epson Projectors –

The contract vendor is CCS Presentation Systems. Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

HP Equipment Except Printers–

The contract vendor is CDW-G. Vendor information is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

IBM Systems–

The contract vendor is Personal Computer Systems (PCS). Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Leibert UPS Equipment –

The contract vendor is Graybar Electric Company. Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Lenovo Computers -

The contract vendor is Personal Computer Systems (PCS). Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Lexmark Printers -

The contract vendor is Personal Computer Systems (PCS). Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

Okidata Printers -

The contract vendor is Personal Computer Systems (PCS). Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage.

SmartBoard -

The contract vendor Xerox Audio Visual. Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage. NOTE: All orders must be generated by using the online Hardware Order Form.

Xerox Printers -

The contract vendor is Personal Computer Systems (PCS). Vendor information for obtaining a quotation is listed on the OIT Vendor Contact Information webpage. Configure Xerox printers at the PCS website online.

 

 

For additional information or for assistance using the Dell contract, contact:


Bradley New
Commodity Manager
bnew@tennessee.edu 
865-974-3108