New and Noteworthy

Quarterly Apple Bulk Quote

Friday, April 29, 2016

Each quarter, UNC General Administration (UNC-GA) coordinates an Apple bulk quote for campuses that wish to order Macs* and other software and accessories available from Apple. In the past, this process has given each campus a discount of 6% - 11% beyond normal education pricing.

Those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for university purchases need to submit their information no later than Thursday, May 12. See schedule below for details:

  • From now until May 12 – 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 you will be provided with a pre-bulk quote. This pre-bulk quote should NOT be submitted into uShop at this time.
  • By Thursday, May 12 (no later than 5 p.m.) – Forward the quote you received to Tami Mansur ( and request your items be added to UNCW’s Apple bulk quote.
  • Friday, May 13 – Pre-bulk quotes will be combined and sent to UNC-GA, and from there, forwarded to Apple.
  • Thursday, May 21 – Estimated date that Apple will have discounted quotes back to the campuses. Tami Mansur will send the discounted quotes back to each department/individual with instructions on how to order via uShop.
  • After May 21 but prior to May 30 – 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 their addition gives the UNC system a larger overall discount. Apple does provide discounts on iPads when purchased in 10-pack quantities.