Campus Computer Purchases for
UNCW Owned Computers

PLEASE NOTE: This information is for UNCW owned computers. If you are interested in purchasing a computer for personal use, see details here.

UNC General Administration has launched 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 can be viewed in the Dell Catalog through uShop, the Purchasing Department's eProcurement system. In addition, purchasing a CPI computer allows ITS to provide better support due to:

  • Standardized and better quality hardware
  • Images for effective deployment and support
  • The inclusion of Computrace to protect university data (All computers, regardless of whether they are a CPI computer, require the purchase of Computrace.)
  • Enterprise standard hardware
  • A longer warranty period, saving each department repair costs

To purchase an Apple or Dell computer that adheres to CPI standards:

  1. Log into mySeaport.
  2. Click the Administrative Services tab.
  3. Click on the uShop link.
  4. Click either the Dell or Apple link from the Punch-out section.
    *Please note if you are ordering an Apple computer that 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 in the list.
  5. Select and configure a system according to your needs. For specific questions, please contact your Building Consultant through the TAC.
  6. After your system arrives please submit the ITS request located here to set up your computer.

To purchase a non-CPI computer:

  1. If you are ordering anything other than an Apple or Dell computer, log into mySeaport.
  2. Click the Administrative Services tab.
  3. Click on the uShop link.
  4. Click on the Non-Standard Computer Request link from the Showcased Services section.
  5. Fill out Non-Standard Computer Request form.
  6. You must also purchase a 5-year Computrace license for each computer.
  7. This should be purchased from the Dell Punch-out (Dell is the reseller) and should be the first item in the list.
  8. After your system arrives please submit the ITS request located here to set up your computer and have Computrace installed.