IT Infrastructure Agreements

Procurement Services offers UC wide agreements reflecting deeply discounted prices for IT infrastructure products in five categories– routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage. With these discounts, UC can achieve a projected financial benefit of $16M per year – for up to five years. As more departments leverage these agreements for their IT infrastructure spend, the greater the total benefit to UC will be.

Advantages of the agreements

Buying through these new agreements offers significant benefits to UC organizations:

  • Low Cost. Purchasing organizations get excellent pricing. If they have high volume, they are also free to try to negotiate deeper discounts.
  • Speed. No further competitive bidding is needed. Organizations just choose the product, buy, and install.
  • Flexibility. Two or more options are provided for each product category; organizations select the product that works best in their environment.

Buying off of the Agreements

The chart below lists the products offered, and whether they are sold by the manufacturer or a reseller. Contract numbers are available in a list of IT agreements, which is accessible to UC personnel only through single sign-on. To make purchases using the agreements:

  1. Contact your local Procurement office to get pricing information.
  2. Follow your local Procurement office’s purchase procedures.  

Most of the agreements also include professional services for installation, implementation, and configuring, etc. All the agreements are posted in CalUSource, the new UC-wide procurement portal for both the University of California and California State University systems. Single sign-on access to CalUSource is in the process of being created for all individuals with UC accounts.

Product Category

Product / Manufacturer

Seller / Reseller

Routers and Switches

Cisco

ePlus

 

Juniper

Intervision

Wireless

Cisco

ePlus

 

HPE

Dasher

Firewall

Cisco

ePlus

 

PAN

Worldwide Technologies

 

Fortinet

Dell

Server

Cisco

ePlus

 

Dell

Dell

 

HPE

Dasher

 

Lenovo

Lenovo

Storage

Cisco

ePlus

 

Pure Storage

World Wide Technologies

 

Dell

Dell

 

HPE

Dasher

 

NetApp

NetApp