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Quarterly Apple Bulk Quote for University Computers and Accessories – Deadline May 11

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Each quarter UNC General Administration (UNC-GA) coordinates an Apple bulk quote for campuses that wish to order Macs and other Apple software and accessories. In the past, this process has given each campus a discount of 6% - 10% beyond normal education pricing.

Those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for university purchases need to submit their information following the steps below no later than May 11. See schedule below for details:

·        From now until May 11 – If you wish to be included in the Apple bulk quote, submit a request to the TAC ( or 910-962-4357) with the details of the items your department would like to include in this order – the computer specs, software, accessories, etc. A ticket will be created and a consultant will provide you with a pre-bulk quote. This pre-bulk quote should NOT be submitted into uShop at this time.

·       By Monday, May 11 (no later than 5 p.m.) – Forward the quote you received from the ITS consultant to Tami Violette ( and request your items be added to UNCW’s Apple Bulk quote.

·       Tuesday, May 12 – Pre-bulk quotes will be combined and sent to UNC-GA and from there, forwarded to Apple.

·       Monday, May 18 – Estimated date that Apple will have discounted quotes back to the campuses. Tami Violette will send the discounted quotes back to each department/individual with instructions on how to order via uShop.

·        After May 18 but prior to May 29 – Submit your PO in uShop. (It is very important this is done as quickly as possible, as Apple does not typically honor the discount after this end date.) Apple will start shipping within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your PO.

More details:

·         The discount extends to almost the entire Apple catalog – hardware, software, AppleCare, third party products, accessories, etc.

·         iPads are the only items that are not discounted further, but we ask that they be included in your quote request as the addition of them gives the UNC system a larger overall discount. Apple does provide discounts on iPads when purchased in the 10-pack quantities.   

If you have questions, please contact Tami Violette at 910-962-3805 or