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Quarterly Apple Bulk Quote for University Computers and Accessories – Deadline February 23, 5pm.

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, February 23. See schedule below for details:

  • From now until Thursday, February 23 (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, February 24 – Pre-bulk quotes will be combined and sent to UNC-GA and from there, forwarded to Apple.
  • Wednesday, March 8 – 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 March 8 and March 24 – Submit your PO in uShop. (It is very important this is done as quickly as possible, as anything submitted to Apple after the March 24th 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 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 Mansur at 910-962-3805 or