Spring 2013 computer bulk buy initiative for departments

Information Services & Technology, in cooperation with Sourcing & Procurement, is pleased to announce the Spring 2013 computer bulk buy initiative. When you participate in these bulk purchases and leverage the buying power of the entire University, your department saves on its notebook and desktop purchases from Apple and Lenovo.

Please note: the deadline to place your order for the Spring 2013 bulk purchase is Friday, May 31, 2013.  Read on to find out how to take advantage of this opportunity!

New for Spring 2013

The slim and lightweight ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook is now available through the Terrier Market Place. Utilizing an innovative design, the X1 offers a 14-inch display and fast SSD storage. It comes pre-loaded with the BU software image and includes a four year warranty. Due to longer lead time please submit your orders for this model early.

How to Participate

Place your order for IS&T Recommended Standard Configurations by using our hosted catalog in BUworks.

Details and Benefits

The Spring 2013 bulk buy is part of Boston University’s PC and Apple Standards initiative. Standardization lowers the total cost of ownership through reduced support costs and encourages collaboration and efficiency between all BU IT support staff.

Based on your feedback, the models offered were carefully chosen and configured to bring you:

  • Cost Savings
  • Quality
  • Sustainability
  • Extended Warranty Support

Please remember that to participate in the Spring 2013 bulk order and take advantage of the special opportunity, your BUworks shopping cart must be fully approved within SAP by Friday, May 31, 2013.  We will offer a Fall 2013 Bulk Buy in the event you are unable to participate at this time.

Note: systems will be shipped by Lenovo as they become available, so the earlier your order is placed, the sooner you will receive your systems.

To learn more: www.bu.edu/sourcing/computers

Thank you for your continued support!