I wanted to reach out to you all with an opportunity. In an effort to stretch University funds as far as possible, that is, save money, we are consolidating all computer purchases to Dell and Apple into one order to each vendor. We are doing this in hopes of getting much better pricing. This savings will reduce the amount that comes out of your department budget. When we did this in June we saved almost $7,000.
Let me be clear funding for the computers will still come out of your departmental budget. The university is not centrally funding this.
The link for the SharePoint site is https://spaces.utc.edu/sites/ComputerOrders/
Obviously this needs to be approved by a department head or supervisor with authority to spend. Please feel free to forward this email to whomever and let me know if anyone should be added to list of people that receive this email.
Our goal is to have the orders to IT by September 21st at 5pm and the equipment will be ordered on October 1st.
If you have any questions please contact Charity Trillet at x4001 or Charity-Trillet@utc.edu .
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598