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Desktop Computers

(Note: These quotes are for purchases with TC funds only; for personal purchases please see information under "Personal Purchases")

Purchasing Process

To purchase computer equipment all access must be made through UniMarket Process: (If training has not been  completed with the purchasing department, please submit the quote you receive from the CIS department via a hard copy Purchase Request as directed below in the "Non Unimarket process.

Unimarket Process
1. Logon to the myTC Portal, and navigate to the TC Services tab, and locate the e-Procurement portlet section and select the "Unimarket Prod" link to get directed to the Unimarket system.
2. Locate desired vendor in the Marketplace tab
for Dell computer purchases,  Select the Dell Marketplace link to located the recommended Dell Desktop and Laptop models.
3. Follow the Unimarket process for converting the quote to a purchase requisition for the Purchasing department to process.

Non Unimarket Process
1. Fill out a TC Purchase Requisition form with an attached copy of the quote(s) you are using (see below)
2. Submit it to the Purchasing Department located in 29A Zankel

No CIS signature is required to process if they are for quotes listed below.  Any quotes not listed below will require CIS authorization.
Configuration quotes outside of those listed below can be acquired by emailing the Help Desk at
All systems come with a 3 year warranty built into the cost of the unit.  This is mandatory for all PC's purchased for TC use.  All prices include shipping.

PC Computers
 OptiPlex 9010 Desktop, Intel Core i5@ 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive (more detailed specifications listed in quotes below).

Please note that all new PCs will be loaded with Microsoft Windows 7, Office 2013 and McAfee Antivirus. Any software included with the computer will be replaced with software licensed by TC. $960.23$830.88

Quote for Monitor:            $ 148.00  
To purchase a monitor send an email to the Help Desk at We stock 19" monitors and may be able to sell you one our of our inventory.

Mac Computers


Updated: December 2013