IT Services


Purchasing for work

IT Services supply, maintain and support end-user IT equipment for staff and postgraduate research students across the University.

We manage the University’s procurement of this equipment (barring peripherals such as keyboards, speakers etc) to ensure it is good value (not just initially, but over its lifetime), compatible with our systems, adheres to University Regulations and can be properly supported.

There are two catalogues of computing devices available: Equipment in the Core catalogue will meet the majority of requirements, and staff and PGR students are entitled to one of these items funded by IT Services. Extended Catalogue equipment is for people with more specific computing needs that our Core catalogue can’t fulfil and if funded by IT will need an explanation as to why the more powerful equipment is required. See the Quick Links section for access to our current Core and Extended laptop, PC & monitor catalogues.

Non-catalogue items can be ordered, but will be subject to a more extensive review and may incur longer lead times from suppliers.

Full details on the University’s IT equipment purchasing and provisioning policy, including guidelines for the purchasing of IT equipment and frequently asked questions, can be found in our policy and guidelines document:

Making a request

To submit a request for IT equipment, complete the online form below:

You can include more than one item in a request, but please try to log separate requests if ordering for multiple people, as this will help us handle your request more quickly

Delivery times

Items from our catalogues should be delivered and installed within 3 working days of approval (either ours or the budget holder of the account funding the purchase) as long as the recipient is available to take delivery.

Orders funded from a school or research account will not be invoiced until the ordered equipment is delivered from the supplier and receipted by us in the finance system – bear this in mind if you are close to the end of your budget’s availability period.

Catalogue items are held in stock by our supplier and so should be onsite within a week, but bespoke items and large orders may take 20 working days or more from the date of the Purchase Order to be delivered to us.

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