Departments using state-appropriated funds to purchase computer desktops and laptops are required to order through the Combined Purchasing Initiative (CPI) program.
Approved in 2010 by the UNC-General Administration, the Combined Pricing Initiative saves money through the combined purchasing power of the entire UNC system.
Non-state-appropriated fund purchases for
Standard Configuration systems must use the ECU PORT Marketplace e-procurement system as a punch-out for either Dell or Lenovo.
Non-Standard configuration computer systems-regardless of fund-are required to submit a Computer Request Form via PORT.