CPI Standard Computer Models
To save money on IT purchases and support, take advantage of the combined purchasing power of the UNC System, and meet the requirements of North Carolina legislation, the UNC General Administration (UNC-GA) recently announced the launch of a new bulk IT purchasing program called the Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI). NC A&T State University, like all schools in the UNC system, is required to participate in this new program.
While this program offers the opportunity for the university to save significant money on equipment and support, it will require the campus to change its purchasing procedures.
For all purchases with state appropriated funds, purchases may be made only from the approved CPI “Preferred Vendors,” currently Dell and HP. Apple products may continue to be purchased; they are not yet part of the CPI program. Campus purchasers not using state funds may also use this program.
Only purchases of the standard configurations are allowed, except when non-standard configurations are required for special research, teaching, or administrative needs.
All non-standard purchases must be approved by the Exceptions Committee.
Below are the CPI models offered by Dell and HP:
(Current links are informational -- cart buttons are not active) New purchasing procedures will cover all desktop and laptop computers being bought with state appropriated funds at NC A&T State University.
Dell models *These are for reference only. To make actual purchases, please visit Aggie Mart
HP models *These are for reference only. To make actual purchases, please visit Aggie Mart