|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Restored: Red Hat Licensing Issues||Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 9:20am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Networks in Multiple Buildings||Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:00pm||Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:00pm|
Items on the Standard Models List are evaluated and recommended by OIT (ensuring that the equipment can be supported in our campus IT environment), and the university has negotiated pricing agreements with these vendors. Ordering from this list ensures that your computer will be effective at fulfilling the academic mission for which this program provides funding.
All Dell and Apple systems available via the CU Marketplace are part of the standard model list. When you purchase a Dell computer through the CU Marketplace, you are purchasing by way of a competed agreement that CU managed on its own. Because of that, CU has very close relationships with Dell account team members and are able to provide specific and direct contact information for assistance with our contracted items. We also have close relationships with Apple account team members and assigned direct contacts. With other vendors, we have few direct contacts and no leverage to enforce good service.
Additionally, purchasing via the CU Marketplace benefits the university by: Guaranteed university contract pricing, no possibility of paying sales tax, no work time spent driving to and from retail outlets, and administrative efficiency (using the established B2B mechanisms, versus the allocation process for a P-card purchase).
We recognize that not every need will be met by standard models. To purchase a non-standard computer, please follow these steps before purchasing: