Purchasing software and computers
PCs and Apple Macs can be bought through suppliers with which the University has agreed purchasing agreements. Also, the IT Shop provides IT equipment with a range of payment options.
A wide range of computer supplies including disks, printer cartridges, software and stationery are also available for purchase from Information Services.
Software and computer consumables
A wide range of computer supplies including disks, ethernet cards, printer cartridges and software are available from reception in Information Services 40-41 Park Place and from the Health Library. Location information is available on the Information Services locations web page.
Stationery and floppy disks are also available from outlets and the libraries.
Please note: when purchasing software, you will need to show your University ID card and complete the Copyright Software and Datasets form below, detailing the make, model and serial number of your computer.
The University has purchasing agreements with the following approved suppliers:
All computers purchased by Cardiff University academic schools and support divisions are normally expected to be made from these approved suppliers.
Contract prices are also available to Cardiff University staff and students for private purchases.
RM offers Cardiff University a minimum of 12% discount, with additional discounts on recommended specifications. Details of specifications and prices can be found on the RM web site. Prices include a 3 year on-site warranty (excluding notebooks).
Additional discounts are available for bulk purchases, i.e. quantities over 25. Installation, testing and removal of packaging services are available for a minimal additional cost.
RM aims to deliver your goods within 10 working days of receiving an order.
An RM Engineer visits the University every working day. If you would like an engineer to call, please make your request to insrvConnect. In normal circumstances calls received by 12:00 noon will be attended to on the next working day.
For quotes or further information on the products and prices available under the contract please contact the HE Account team.
HE Account Team
Pre-sales enquiries, quotations and advice
Tel: 0870 908 6060
Fax: 01235 826491
Viglen offers Cardiff University a minimum of 8% discount across its PC range. Additional discounts are available for bulk purchases, i.e. quantities over 25. Prices are available on the Viglen website. These include a 3 year on-site warranty (excluding notebooks).
Installation, testing and removal of packaging are provided for a minimal additional cost.
Viglen aims to deliver your goods within 10 working days of placing an order. Delivery is free.
Viglen provide a local engineer. In normal circumstances calls received by the Information Services IT Service Desk by 12:00 noon will be attended to on the next working day.
For quotes or further information on the products and prices available please contact the Education Sales Team.
Education Sales Team
Order, Price, Pre-sales Enquiries and Quotations
Tel: 020 8758 7170 Fax: 020 8566 7105
Apple Computer has been selected as the sole supplier for Apple equipment to Higher Education in the UK as a result of an extensive tendering and negotiation process. The original 3 year agreement, which began in October 2002, has been extended to September 2011 and will include additional benefits to purchasers.
All Apple Mac purchases by Cardiff University academic schools and support divisions are normally expected to be made from this approved supplier.
Product information and current prices are available on the dedicated HE Apple Store website (Cardiff University Users only).
There is also a dedicated phone sales support desk:
For institutional purchases: 0800 912 0207
For personal purchases: 0800 039 1515