How to buy a computer during the closure

During the university closure, there are two ways to purchase a computer using university funds.

  1. If you want to purchase a computer using your PDA funds, you have a choice to use the IITS intake form and wait for the go ahead. This means that you will be using your own personal credit card (not a Concordia card), ordering it from anywhere you prefer and having it delivered to your home. You then will ask for a reimbursement from your department. CDA will help you setup university software such as MS Office and Adobe products remotely. Before your purchase, you must first check with your department or the budget office in the Dean’s office to make sure your account has the funds to reimburse you.
  2. You can follow the official way to get a computer described below. The computer will be paid for by a university account, get delivered to Concordia and setup by CDA who will coordinate with you to customize it with software that Concordia provides free of charge. You will then need to come to Concordia to pickup the computer.

This link below has the official way to get a computer (Mac):

http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cda/support/faq/computer-procurement-procedures.html

If you don’t like that method, CDA can certainly help and you would follow the steps below.

You can start by going to this page : https://ecommerce.apple.com/asb2b/fys.do?language=EN&country=CA

Type Concordia for the institution and choose Quebec, then hit search. You can then browse as a guest and configure a system. This will be the final cost if you are purchasing it with Concordia funds. You can now add your configuration to the cart and then create a saved cart (official quote) which means you can have an email sent to you or CDA with the details in a PDF file. Depending on which budget you use, CDA can then fill out a web requisition that we can send to either your Chair or straight to our financial planner/budget officer for further approval.

If all this doesn’t make any sense, just configure what you want anywhere like https://www.apple.com/ca/education/pricelists/, print the results as a PDF file, send it to cda@concordia.ca and we’ll then get you an official quote.

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