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Hardware and Software Sales - FAQ
This article explains answers to a set of frequently asked questions regarding hardware and software sales.
Who may purchase from Hardware and Software Sales?
All departmental sales are processed through the BuySite procurement system. Anyone who has access to BuySite can purchase hardware and software. The Site Licensing Software List is available here as well as eligibility and directions for ordering.
Where can I pick up my order?
By default, all orders are shipped to the "ship to" address in your BuySite profile. For Apple and Dell orders greater than $5000 or that require special logistics, Buysite purchasers can request to ship to the IT Services Receiving Dock at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Avenue. IT Services will contact the requester when the order arrives to schedule delivery to your campus location Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4.
What if there is a problem with my order?
Departments should contact suppliers directly via the contact information found in BuySite. If escalation is needed, please submit a support request to IT Services at email@example.com and an IT Vendor Management specialist will contact you to act as your advocate.
Where do we go for Cellular Service
Cellular Services is located at 6045 S. Kenwood, 1st floor. For questions you may either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2-5800 option 2, option 3.
Does the University have computer recycling for departments?
Yes, departments can contact email@example.com for pick-ups (departments only) of old technology equipment to be recycled.
How do departments submit a custom quote or custom configuration for Dell or Apple? How do I get a custom quote?
Apple and Dell have direct punch-out pages within Buysite where one can customize a computer. If you need a custom quote for product not shown within the punch-out, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a custom quote has been created and approved, it can be added to the punch-out page for purchase within Buysite.
Can I get additional discounts on large orders?
Possibly. For orders over $10,000 please send a request to email@example.com asking for a volume discount. An IT Vendor Management specialist will contact you to act as your advocate in requesting the discount from the supplier.
Can staff, faculty, and students make personal purchases?
The University no longer has a retail storefront. There are no personal purchases through the University. Eligible staff, faculty and students can purchase Microsoft Office and Windows Upgrades and other products at academic pricing at the following sites:
- Apple - http://www.apple.com/edu/uchicago
- Dell - http://www.dell.com/uchicago
- Lenovo - http://www.lenovo.com/uchicago
- Microsoft Office or Windows upgrades - https://uchicago.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx
- Endnote, Stata, SPSS - https://uchicago.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx