RFP#UP15-DF-1001 Computer Hardware Products
The University of Massachusetts is a public institution with more than 30,000 students and over 25,000 full time equivalent employees across all campuses. The diverse nature of the institution requires many types of computer systems to fulfill the academic and business functions of the University. The University seeks to purchase, support, and operate these systems more efficiently. To do so, the University expects to find common ground where savings might be made throughout the life cycles of its many computer systems. As such, the University proposes the following purchasing and operating model:
- The University is seeking a proposal to provide pricing for standard configurations for desktops, laptops, Ultrabooks and all other related products (monitors, external devices, components, tablets and supplies).
- The resultant contract should provide standard terms and conditions of sale, including warranty terms, delivery requirements, discounts and other generic requirements, applying to all the supplier's product lines.
- Selected vendor(s) must provide a set of customized web pages (Institutional and Personal) for this purchasing program that link to the main University U$ave page. Selected vendors must also link their respective institutional purchases pages to the University's SciQuest BuyWays Purchasing System.
- Based on the University's historical spend data, the anticipated contract value is $6.5-$8.5 million in annual sales
The University seeks to provide easy access for its constituency in terms of purchasing quality computers and associated hardware at the best available price. The University has setup a program called U$ave, with an associated U$ave Web Site. The intent of this program is to provide standard points of entry for information concerning procurement of computers at the University for prospective students, their parents, current students, faculty and staff.
The response deadline is November 20, 2014, 2:00pm EST.