ICT Procurement

ITS provides an advisory and purchasing service for the procurement of ICT related products and services for the University.

Some ICT consumable items can be purchased directly through Unimarket (see below).

All your other ICT needs, including repairs and warranties, can be requested through Kuhukuhu.

If you wish to discuss your hardware or software requirements contact your local Client Technology Support Team.

Purchasing ICT Equipment

Please note that Covid-19 has affected supply and therefore product availability in New Zealand, and some items may be out of stock and have a longer than usual expected delivery time.

ICT equipment is purchased using one of two budget types - Operating (Opex) or Capital (Capex).

For ICT Capex equipment, purchasing is coordinated by and bought through ITS and includes new or replacement computers, and the ‘bundle’ of equipment procured for a new staff member.

ITS also procures some ICT Opex equipment on behalf of staff, items that require configuration or compatibility specifications, such as Mobile Phones, RAM, specialist hardware, software, etc. Staff should request these items through Kuhukuhu.

Purchasing ICT Consumable Items (using Opex)

Please ensure that you gain appropriate authority to spend on the account code from your Cost Centre Manager prior to ordering in Unimarket.

A range of general consumable ICT items can be purchased directly through Unimarket by staff themselves using approved departmental operational account codes.

Who are the Unimarket vendors selling ICT consumables?

Dell New Zealand Ltd (please see this guide if purchasing from Dell in Unimarket)
PB Tech

What ICT consumable items are available to staff?

  • Keyboards and Mice including wireless, mechanical keyboards, ergonomic and adaptive
  • USB drives
  • Monitors and monitor arms
  • Portable drives - DVD / BluRay / 3.5 Floppy
  • Portable HDD’s
  • Portable SSD’s
  • Cables (HDMI, USB, USB C, Displayport) and Adaptors (USB-C to x, Displayport, HDMI, Mini Displayport etc) and Network Cables
  • Headsets
  • Webcams
  • Bags / Laptop sleeves
  • Mobile Phone covers / screen protectors and power banks
  • Power cords, surge protectors, multi boxes, UPS
  • Speakers
  • Batteries

How are consumable ICT items delivered to staff?

Purchased items will be delivered directly to the staff member’s department via the University Mailroom services. Or directly to sites outside of the main Hamilton campus.

Please note that during Covid-19 vendors will deliver directly to a staff member’s home address using a contactless delivery service.

Please see this guide for delivery address selection instructions.

Purchasing ICT Items (using Capex and Opex for specialist items)

All other ICT equipment can be requested through Kuhukuhu. If you wish to discuss your hardware or software requirements contact your local Client Technology Support Team.

What does this include?

  • Mobile phones and plans
  • Software
  • Specialist Hardware
  • Desktop and Laptop computers (new and replacement)
  • RAM and other specialised components

Please note that for any Opex purchases made on your behalf, ICT Procurement requires an account (or project code) and delivery address. Costs, including (share of) additional freight, are typically charged monthly once the item has been received. These transactions will appear in your GL accounts at the end of each month.

Procurement Policy

Please view the University Procurement Policy