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Equipment and purchasing

Equipment and purchasing
Equipment and purchasing

Standard computer equipment

We provide the following standard primary kit free of charge for new starters. This can be ordered through the Computer Purchase form:

This is for standard items only, higher specification or bespoke items will be subject to uplift charge.

Peripherals such as Webcams or Headsets can also be ordered individually through the Computer Peripheral Purchasing form. Peripherals will be provided free of charge to replace end of life or faulty items. However, there will be a charge for secondary items e.g. if you need multiple screens.

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

Purchasing additional kit

Desktops can be requested if required and higher spec machines are available subject to an uplift cost. All bespoke machines will be chargeable.

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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