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Equipment and purchasing

Equipment and purchasing
Equipment and purchasing

Standard computer equipment

We provide all new starters in new posts with a laptop free of charge (a desktop option is also available on request). This can be ordered through the Computer Purchase form.

New starters in existing posts are expected to use the equipment of the previous postholder, where no equipment is available or is too old to be useful, replacement equipment will be provided but it may be with a recycled device.

Peripherals such as keyboards, screens and docks etc. can be selected if required when ordering your new computer, or you can order them separately through the Computer Peripheral Purchasing form

Prices for all standard computers and peripherals can be found on the Price List.

If you require a higher specification laptop or desktop to use as your primary machine we will pay a contribution towards your purchase equivalent to the cost of our standard laptop.

Equipment for shared areas such as shared desks or meeting rooms, will be chargeable as per the Price List.

Purchasing additional kit

Additional standard devices can be purchased at full cost using the same Computer Purchase form. Bespoke machines are always fully chargeable and can be ordered using the Bespoke Computer Purchasing form.

Please make sure you have checked with your line manager in advance and got approval before making your request. These orders will need a cost code and approval from the cost code owner.  

The article below provides guidance on which form to use when ordering additional kit:

*Please make sure you are logged into the online service portal to access this Knowledge Base article.

Hardware policy

If you would like to know more about the iSolutions policy regarding equipment purchasing, please read the following article:

Purchasing mobile devices

For complete information on the purchase of mobile devices, please refer to the following article:

Recycling IT equipment

If you need to dispose of unwanted or obsolete equipment, we will arrange to collect and recycle/dispose of this for you.

We follow WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations to ensure that such equipment is scrapped in a safe and secure manner.

We also take steps to recycle as much equipment as possible. Wherever possible, we will make unwanted computing equipment available for re-use, so if you need additional or replacement IT equipment, we may be able to help you.

To request the removal of old IT equipment, please complete the IT Equipment Collection Request form.

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