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Quarterly Apple Bulk Quote for University Computers and Accessories – Deadline September 1, 5pm

Monday, August 15, 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 following the steps below no later than Thursday, September 1. See schedule below for details:

  • From now until Thursday, September 1 (no later than 5 p.m.) – If you wish to be included in the Apple bulk quote, please email Tami Mansur ( with the information you wish to include as part of the bulk quote. 
  • Friday, September 2 – Pre-bulk quotes will be combined and sent to UNC-GA and from there, forwarded to Apple.
  • Wednesday, September 7 – This is the 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.
  • Between September 7 and September 20 – Submit your PO in uShop. (It is very important this is done as quickly as possible, as anything submitted to Apple after the September 20th date will not qualify for the discounted pricing.) 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 and AppleCare for iPads are the only items that are not discounted further. Apple does provide discounts on iPads when purchased in the 10-pack quantities.   

 If you have questions, please contact Tami Mansur (