The IT Purchasing team processes all new IT equipment orders for use within the University. A list of links down the left-hand side of this page will take you to the sites where you can browse and read up on all of the IT equipment we can supply, which ranges from desktop PCs, monitors, laptops, tablets, printers and mobile phones.
The IT Deployment team is now part of the Desktop Support team and are responsible for monitoring all incoming orders of new IT equipment. We process the new equipment and get it ready and set up for the end-user and we also deliver the IT equipment direct to person who needs it. We will help set up your new computer for the first time and ensure all of your email accounts, printers, and data are transferred across and set up correctly for you.
As always, if you have any queries at all about the process of buying new equipment or are not sure what you need then please click on the Who To Contact link and you can find our details on there.
The IT Purchasing team supplies the University with all new PCs for all of the schools and services and is a vital service given how much of our work now relies on using computers on a daily basis.
We set up all PCs with our own University's Digital Workspace image which contains Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016, Skype for Business, SPSS and a variety of other common and useful software for use by staff. Agresso & ASIS are also there for those that need access to them as well. For more information on Digital Workspace.
We can also purchase new software as well for your new PC. Please let us know when placing your order.
In common with all other Universities within the UK, we operate under frameworks & agreements for procument of new computing equipment. The three frameworks the University primarily uses are:
For staff within schools please contact your school technician to find out more. For those working in the services please contact your budget holder for approval.
The IT Purchasing team supplies the University with a standard model of PC with four different specifications (found in the table below).
Each PC that we sell comes as standard in a tower case (similar to what most of the University currently has) but if you need something smaller or to fit in specific places then please get in touch and we'll ask our suppliers what they can do. Each new PC from us also comes with a new keyboard and mouse as standard but monitors will need to be purchased separately.
We currently only keep the Standard Recommended spec of PC in stock, so we can usually have these deployed to your desk within 5 working days if all processes are followed. Any other spec machines and other differing specified PCs will usually have a 12-15 working day lead time before delivery to us (please bear this in mind when putting in rushed orders).
We also make sure that our PCs come with a 5 year next-working-day onsite warranty as standard (far better than the 1 year warranties typically found in high-street stores).
If you require any new software to be installed before deployment then please tell us when ordering. This also applies to new software that has to be ordered in specially.
|Standard Recommended||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications.||PC Specifications - Summer 2017|
|Standard Recommended Plus||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with extra internal storage.|
|High Recommended||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more.|
|High Recommended Plus||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more. Also with extra internal storage|
|Graphics||Replaces builtin graphics with one more powerful to drive extra monitos & use in photo/video editing. Not standard item & must be requested.|
We can also supply AIO PCs to you. These are self-contained units where the components are in the same unit (or chassis) as the display.
This allows greater space saving features, can look more appealing on desks and reduces some of the cable clutter.
We can supply AIO PCs from Stone, Viglen, HP, Lenovo. All come in our Standard & High Recommended specifications (like our standard PCs do).
They also come with 5 year warranty as standard and a new keyboard & mouse. Please note that these are not stock devices and follow the usual 10-15 day build time from our suppliers.
|Name||Screen Size||Screen Resolution||Description||Spec Guide|
|Standard Recommended||24"||1920x1080 (Full HD)||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications.||AIO PCs - Q1 2018
|High Recommended||24"||1920x1080 (Full HD)||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, corporate applications with power for photo/video editing & more.|
We supply the following standard monitors for use on our PCs:
|Manufacturer||Screen Size||Widescreen||Speakers||Resolution||Stock Item|
|Iiyama||22"||Yes||Built-In||1920x1080 (Full HD)||Yes|
|Iiyama||24"||Yes||Built-In||1920x1080 (Full HD)||Yes|
If you have any special requirements for displays such as for 4K & 5K resolution, visual disabilities, specialist graphic design, touchscreen or Apple's Thunderbolt displays then please get in touch with the IT Purchasing team directly & raise an RFQ within eMarketPlace.
Laptops are vital for staff that tend be on-the-go a lot. Handy at conferences, events, meetings and a variety of other places.
We can supply a variety of different laptops to staff and departments within the University. Please see the information below regarding different types, hardware spec levels and sizes of laptop.
As always, if you have any questions or queries then please contact the IT Purchasing team. Staff within schools should liaise with their School IT Technicians and those within Services should liaise direct with the IT Purchasing team and their purchase requisitioner.
We recommend the following range of laptops. Whilst we recognise the different variety of needs that staff will have we believe we offer the best approach by listing the following laptops below:
All laptops that are bought through our suppliers come with a 3 year warranty as standard.
We have followed the same format as we do for desktop PCs and only supplied hardware spec levels rather than manufacturer names and model numbers. Due to the fact that laptops change hardware far more often than with desktop PCs, we find this way is far easier to keep track of with the numerous laptop manufacturers that are part of the HE desktop & laptop supplier agreements.
Please contact the IT Purchasing team should you have any questions or queries. Orders for new laptops should be placed through the EmarketPlace.
|Standard Recommended - 15"||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, UniDesktop.||Laptop Specs - Q1 2018|
|High Recommended - 15"||Typical office use - MS Office, web browsing, UniDesktop & some limited photo/video processing.|
|Standard Recommended Ultrabook - 13"||Typical office use - slim & light laptop for MS Office, web browsing, UniDesktop.|
|High Recommended Ultrabook - 13"||Typical office use - slim & light laptop for MS Office, web browsing, UniDesktop & some limited photo/video processing.|
|Docking Station||Allowing external monitors, keyboards, mice, additional peripherals to be connected to the laptop|
We can supply the following Apple iPad & associated accessories:
|Apple iPad||Apple iPad Specs - Q3 2017|
Please note that when you purchase an Apple iPad of any sort, it will need to be added to the University's Mobile Device Management system.
Due to the changing nature of Android tablets, please contact the IT Purchasing team to find out what we can supply for you. Please note that when you purchase an Android tablet of any sort, it will need to be added to the University's Mobile Device Management system.
We can supply you with Microsoft Surface devices in a variety of specifications, with & without a keyboard & with or without the Surface Pen. Please get in touch with IT Purchasing for more information.
We currently supply 3 different levels of printers depending on what the printer will be used for. Please see the table below for more information.
When you are ready to purchase a new printer, please log into EmarketPlace and purchase it from there. If you have any questions then please contact the IT Purchasing team.
Please note that the Konica Minolta MFD printers are dealt with by Finance and not IT Purchasing as these are on managed print contracts.
|Personal Printer||For individual use, attached to PC via USB or network||HP Printers - Q3 2017
|Small Workgroup Printer||For upto 5 people, connected to the network|
|Large Workgroup Printer||For over 5 people, connected to the network|
In addition to the standard software that is on every PC on campus, the IT Purchasing team can purchase any extra software that you need.
To order the software below, please visit your school technicians or your budget requistioner for them to raise an order through our Emarketplace.
If you need to order bespoke software not on the list below, then get your school technician or budget requistioner to raise an RFQ through the Emarketplace.
|Visual Studio 2017 (Email ITP Software as it may be free)||Windows & Mac|
|OSX 10.14 'Mavericks' (Available free through Mac App Store)||Mac only|
|Final Cut Pro X||Mac only|
|Apple Remote Desktop 3||Mac only|
|Logic Pro X||Mac only|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 15||Windows only|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional for Mac 6||Mac only|
|Camtasia Studio 9||Windows only|
|Camtasia for Mac 3||Mac only|
For any queries then please email the ITP Software team.