How to Buy Computers

Also see
Computer Accessories

Computers are restricted items, meaning that regardless of dollar amount, permissions for these purchases must be routed to Purchasing.

Computers and hardware are restricted because WWU has contracts established with a number of computer vendors which give us very advantageous pricing on computer hardware. Additionally, maintenance and connectivity are simplified when consistent components are used, which keeps costs and repair times down.

Our preferred providers are shown below.


See details on recommended configurations.

How to Purchase

If you have a Dell profile/login, login to Dell Premier Access and configure your computer.

If you do not have a Dell profile/login, please contact WWU Purchasing to request a Dell Premier login. Please include your name, department, and contact information.

For additional information, contact Western's Account Rep, Thomas Bedeian at 1-800-274-7799 ext 513-9002.


Go to Apple for Education under "Shop for your School" follow the steps to find Western Washington University. Then email to WWU Purchasing.

Get more info on how to place an order

For additional information, contact Western's Account Rep, Kathryn Stern at 1-800-800-2775 ext 46043.

Hewlett Packard

Western orders HP computers through CDWG or GovConnection. New users must be associated with WWU’s account in order to do quotes. Send an email to WWU Purchasing asking to be associated with the account.

Get more info on how to place an order

For additional information, contact Western's HP Account Rep's, Kelly Boyle at 1-800-727-2472 ext 771-5686 or John Pexton at 425-418-7311.


Computer Accessories

Account setup and questions for both suppliers

WWU Purchasing x3340


WWU Account Rep
Scott McCormick
1-866-288-8466 (v)
1-312-705-9440 (f)

Shop at CDW-G (after you have an account set up)

Gov Connection

WWU Account Rep
Thomas Kearney
800-800-0019 x75534
Fax: 603-683-1120

Shop at GovConnection (after you have an account setup)

Page Updated 12.04.2014