Buying a Computer with College Funds

Note for ETF Fund users: Those wishing to purchase computers with an ETF (Equipment Trust Fund) index, should contact [[support]] for a quote.  After obtaining a quote, the purchase can be made through Procurement Services via eVA by the requestor.  Information Technology is no longer able to accept "bill backs" for ETF purchases.


Special pricing is available for William & Mary faculty and staff who wish to use institutional dollars or grant funds to purchase computers from Dell.  IT will assist with purchasing any of our currently Standard models (Standard Models are our standard lease models), just send an email to  and one of our Technician will contact you.

If a department is interested in purchasing a non-standard model, please proceed to RequestIT and fill out the Technology Procurement Review form.  An IT Technician will contact you and work to design a system that meets all of your needs.  With your purchase, you will need to buy two software licenses. First, the Upgrade the  Windows 7 Operating System to Windows 7 Enterprise license, at a cost of $65.00, is needed to permit the computer to run Windows 7 Enterprise. Second, you will need Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2010 at a cost of $90.00.


Prior to purchasing Apple computers and software, you will need to submit a Technology Procurement Review form for approval via RequestIT.  All Apple computers purchased with institutional dollars or grant funds will need to be purchased with 3 year AppleCare with auto-enroll.  Those purchasing an Apple who would like to run Microsoft Office or other Windows products will need to purchase software through RequestIT.

Other Computers

Departments who desire to purchase a computer from another manufacturer please proceed to RequestIT and complete the Technology Procurement Review form.  Departments will be required to justify why a non-standard manufacturer is necessary.