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ITS Update: Department computer buy opens November 5

Posted: 2019-11-05 08:34:37   Expiration: 2019-11-25 08:34:37

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2019-11-05 08:34:37. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The computer buy for Winter 2019 opens today, Nov. 5. This year and going forward, the buy includes both PC and Apple products.

Departments on all campuses must have orders to their [Link for document 36629 is unavailable at this time] by Friday, Nov. 22.  Specification sheets for available models and accessories are posted in this ITS Knowledge Base. Contact your liaison for prices.

Branch campuses will work with your local IT Support Liaisons, Marilyn Peckham (RLN) and Patti Mitch (BRB).

Not sure which computer suits you?  Available PC models will be set up for trial in the ITS Help Desk on the first floor of Karrmann Library on the Platteville during regular business hours through Friday, Nov. 22.  Stop by and try before you buy!

NOTE: Employees at Richland and Baraboo Sauk County should contact their IT Support Liaisons directly if they would like to arrange a test drive.

 Purchasing Macs and iPads

Apple products will now be purchased on the same ordering cycle as PCs following the same process.  Your [Link for document 36629 is unavailable at this time] will provide you with two different spreadsheets, one for Apple products and one for PC products. If you have any questions, or would like a more customized Apple product outside of what is on the sheet, please contact Kris Kreul at for more information.

IMPORTANT! Purchasing through Pioneer Restore is not allowed.

Departments may NOT purchase the items below from Pioneer Restore on the Platteville campus. ITS sends devices to the Restore when it is no longer cost-effective to support the items due to age or compatibility issues. Instead, departments must purchase these items through ITS.

  • Computers
  • DVD players
  • Laptops
  • VCR players
  • Computer monitors
  • Laser disc players
  • Phones
  • Intercom systems
  • Printers
  • Computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speakers, cables)
  • Fax machines
  • Cameras
  • Copiers
  • Speakers
  • Overhead projectors
  • Sound equipment (amplifiers, sound boards, etc.)
  • Projector screens
  • Video cameras
  • SMART boards

If you have questions regarding the purchase of any technology, feel free to contact your [Link for document 36629 is unavailable at this time] or the ITS Help Desk at or 608.342.1400.



Deb Meyer
Communications & Training Coordinator
Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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