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Purchasing software and computers

PCs and Apple Macs can be bought through suppliers with which the University has agreed purchasing agreements. Also, the IT Shop provides IT equipment with a range of payment options.

A wide range of computer supplies including disks, printer cartridges, software and stationery are also available for purchase from IT Services.

Software and computer consumables

A wide range of computer supplies including disks, ethernet cards, printer cartridges and software are available from reception in Information Services 40-41 Park Place and from the Health Library. Location information is available on the IT and Library Services locations web page.



Please note: when purchasing software, you will need to show your University ID card and complete the Copyright Software and Datasets form below, detailing the make, model and serial number of your computer.


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The University has purchasing agreements with the following approved suppliers:

PC suppliers - Viglen and Stone
Apple suppliers - Apple Computer

All computers purchased by Cardiff University academic schools and support divisions are normally expected to be made from these approved suppliers.

Contract prices are also available to Cardiff University staff and students for private purchases.



Viglen offers Cardiff University a minimum of 8% discount across its PC range.  Additional discounts are available for bulk purchases, i.e. quantities over 25. Prices are available on the Viglen website.  These include a 3 year on-site warranty (excluding notebooks).

Installation, testing and removal of packaging are provided for a minimal additional cost.

Viglen aims to deliver your goods within 10 working days of placing an order. Delivery is free.

Viglen provide a local engineer. In normal circumstances calls received by the Information Services IT Service Desk by 12:00 noon will be attended to on the next working day.

For quotes or further information on the products and prices available please contact the Education Sales Team.

Education Sales Team
Order, Price, Pre-sales Enquiries and Quotations
Tel: 020 8758 7170 Fax: 020 8566 7105

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Stone offers Cardiff University a minimum of 10% discount, with additional discounts available for larger orders. Details of available products and services can be found on the Stone Group website. Prices include a 3 year on-site next business day warranty as a minimum, with 4 and 5 year options  available (excludes Notebooks). Lead-time from date of order is 5-7 days for standard specifications, and 8-10 days for non-standard.

Installation-to-desk, removal of packaging, commissioning and testing are available for a small additional cost.

Stone have Regional Engineers based in the Cardiff area who will, under normal circumstances, respond to service calls next business day, for calls logged before 4pm. Where possible, Stone will endeavour to achieve Same-Day response, subject to availability of parts.

Antony Mellor, Cardiff University Account Manager
Tel: 01785 786808
e-Fax: 08448 22 11 23

Andy Kemp, Cardiff University Administrator / Sales Support
Tel: 01785 786841
e-Fax: 08448 22 11 23

HE Sales Team

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Apple Computer

Apple Computer has been selected as the sole supplier for Apple equipment to Higher Education in the UK as a result of an extensive tendering and negotiation process. The current agreement began in October 2011 and will run until September 2014 and will include additional benefits to purchasers.

All Apple Mac purchases by Cardiff University academic schools and support divisions are normally expected to be made from this approved supplier.

Product information and current prices are available on the dedicated HE Apple Store website (Cardiff University Users only).

There is also a dedicated phone sales support desk:

For institutional purchases: 0800 912 0207
For personal purchases: 0800 039 1515

Further details are also available on the Universities' Apple Computer Group website.