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Buying Computer Equipment OLD
Buying Computer Equipment
The following companies have been awarded the contracts for the provision of desktop PCs, Laptops and Apple Mac laptops and desktops. ISS will only support equipment purchased from Dell, Apple contracts are being finalised.
Note: In line with Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations 2007, Display Screen Equipment, (page 7)the Health and Safety Authority state that “a user should not work on the laptop directly for long periods of time”. Therefore ISS and the Health and Safety Office recommend those users who are purchasing laptops as their primary machine also purchase a mouse, a separate monitor and keyboard (and docking station where required) so that their computer workstation can be set up more ergonomically in compliance with these regulations.
IT Equipment - Desktop PCs, Laptops, Apple Equipment
|Equipment Type||Supplier||Devices||Warranty Detail||Account Manager Contact Details|
|Desktop PCs||Dell||Optiplex 5060 desktop||5Yr Pro Support and Next Business Day
Ph: (IRL) 01 2045975
Portable Latitude 7290
Standard Notebook: Latitude 5490
Full Feature Notebook: Latitude 5590
|5Yr Pro Support and
Next Business Day
All Apple desktops and Laptops are supplied with a 5 Year Warranty and include Helpdesk Support as standard
All iPads come with a 2 year warranty
M: +353 87 9294144
IT Equipment – Printers
Details on the purchase of Multifunction Printing Devices are available here.
Most computer equipment purchases are generally funded from standard departmental or research budgets.
Information Solutions and Services administers a scheme which allows for centralised funding for the purchase of computer equipment for new permanent members of academic staff and for existing academic staff whose current equipment is five years or more. Please review details of the Staff Computer Scheme online.
Note: Funding will only be available for desktop PCs, Laptops and Apple Mac laptops and desktops from the above suppliers.
How to order
Get a quote. As the computer equipment supplied under this contract, it is not strictly necessary to get a quotation from the supplier: a purchase order can be directly raised with the supplier. When raising a purchase order directly with the supplier without a quotation, ensure that the elements of your order are clear and that product names/part numbers and pricing the contracted equipment details.
However, even where standard equipment is being purchased at the specified contract pricing, you may prefer to request a quote from the supplier in advance of raising a purchase order; indeed, this may be a requirement within certain departments or for certain budgets. Check with the budget holder. If in doubt, you should ask the supplier to provide a quotation.
Place an order
Note: This page does not relate to the Staff Computer Scheme.
Official purchase orders shall be placed for all values of goods/services. Contact your department administrator (or budgetholder) to raise a Purchase Order on your behalf.
IMPORTANT: Purchase orders cannot be placed through supplier web portals, orders must be placed using the normal purchase order processes currently in use at NUI Galway (see below).
Electronic Purchase Orders
Electronic purchase orders are created on the Agresso purchase order system and issued in typeface and PDF format. An electronically issued Agresso purchase order has a single series of digits as a reference number. Departments can issue electronic purchase orders directly to the supplier without further administration from the Accounts Payable Office.
Delivery and Setup
- Computer equipment purchased by Information Solutions and Services under the Staff Computer Scheme and computer equipment purchased by departments will be delivered directly to the user.
- For Macintosh users, the approved supplier will contact you prior to delivery of you new device. Prior to delivery the supplier will install Office for Mac and other NUI Galway software for which there is a site licence available.
- For newly purchased Dell PCs do not power on until you have been contacted by an ISS technician
- Log onto https://servicedesk.nuigalway.ie and raise a ticket under the following category:
- 03.Desktop/Laptop Support (Staff & Postgrad)
- Request Wired Network Connection
- New Connection
5. Ensure all your files are saved to OneDrive
6. . An ISS technician will contact you to schedule a day/time to remotely configure your new device to the Campus Network. The remote configuration process will take approximately 30mins.
Prior to this appointment you will need to un-box and setup your new PC, ( do not power on your PC until instructed to do so by the ISS technician)
Information available about connecting a node to the campus network.
For additional advice or if you have any queries on this subject, please contact the Service Desk