New Non-Mandatory Computer Equipment Contract Benefits UH Departments
In conjunction with the State Procurement Office (SPO), the University of Hawaii has joined the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA). This allows UH departments to purchase computer equipment from any of the five WSCA contractors:Compaq Computer Corporation
Dell Marketing L.P.
Gateway Companies, Inc. and
As the contract was awarded after a rigorous competitive bid process done by a committee coordinated by the state procurement director in New Mexico, the UH community has the advantage of being able to purchase computer equipment similar to the UH bid contract for Intel computers which was awarded to PDC Systems.
Some basic highlights of the contract:
Information such as history of the RFP, evaluation of offers, FAQs, and links to the WSCA contractor's price schedules and agreements are available at the following Web site:www.state.nm.us/spd/WSCAmain.html
In addition, our PC Intel contract with PDC Systems is still in effect and prices are available at:poi.pdcsystems.com/uh
All purchases from the WSCA and PDC contract are voluntary and non-mandatory. However for alignment with ITS's Support strategy, please refer to the following links:ITS Microcomputer Recommendations:
ITS Microcomputer Support Policies:
In addition to PDC computers, ITS will also be adding support for Dell computers for administrative and academic computing. Dell has consistently received high ratings in terms of computer service and reliability (PC Magazine, July 2000; PC World, January 2001).
ITS is interested in your experiences with the quality of service you receive from any of these vendors. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Updated: April 04, 2001