Workstations

Service Details

Osgoode ITS provides purchasing, technical support, management and disposal of workstations and devices for faculty, staff and research centres.

  • Support is provided for Dell desktops and Lenovo laptops
  • Apple systems are supported only for faculty members through the Faculty Computer Renewal Program (CRP) or research funds
  • All computers are purchased with a three year warranty
  • iPads can be purchased with an optional three year warranty
  • Hardware installation of computers will be performed within the Ignat Kaneff Building
  • Workstations are physically secured with cables and locks
  • Osgoode ITS maintains asset details and warranty information

Faculty – Computer Renewal Program (CRP)

  • Osgoode provides Full Time and CLA Faculty a rebate for a new computer every three years
  • The old CRP computer must be returned when receiving the new one
  • Faculty members eligible for CRP upgrades are notified in April. Upgrades are purchased and installed between May – August
  • Computer installs may be requested at a different time of year for approved, extenuating circumstances only
  • The upgrade will be deferred if the faculty member is on sabbatical or administrative leave
  • Blackout periods: September, December, January, April
  • The deadline to respond to the CRP call in April is October of the same year

CRP Purchase Requirements

In order to proceed with a CRP purchase, faculty members must provide the following information:

  1. Approval to go ahead with the equipment as quoted
  2. Confirmation of cost centres to charge – when splitting cost centres, the faculty member must provide the exact amount of money to charge to each cost centre
  3. Shipping address, including contact phone number for orders shipped off campus

Faculty – Research

  • Faculty members can purchase workstations and other devices through research funds, except during blackout periods
  • Research purchases must be made through Osgoode ITS to allow for standard software installation
  • Workstations should be requested through help@osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Blackout periods: September, December, January, April

Research Purchase Requirements

In order to proceed with a CRP purchase, faculty members must provide the following information:

  1. Approval to go ahead with the equipment as quoted
  2. Confirmation of cost centres to charge – when splitting cost centres, the faculty member must provide the exact amount of money to charge to each cost centre
  3. Shipping address, including contact phone number for orders shipped off campus

Faculty – Emeritus

  • Faculty members can purchase workstations through research funds, except during blackout periods
  • Current CRP computers may be retained and taken home after retirement
  • Research machine purchases must be made through Osgoode ITS to allow for standard software installation
  • Workstations should be requested through help@osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Blackout periods: September, December, January, April

Emeritus Faculty Purchase Requirements

In order to proceed with a CRP purchase, faculty members must provide the following information:

  1. Approval to go ahead with the equipment as quoted
  2. Confirmation of cost centres to charge – when splitting cost centres, the faculty member must provide the exact amount of money to charge to each cost centre
  3. Shipping address, including contact phone number for orders shipped off campus

Staff and Research Centres

  • The workstation upgrade list is circulated to department managers in February; upgrades are purchased and deployed between May – August
  • New equipment can be purchased at other times of the year for new employees. Contact help@osgoode.yorku.ca to request new computing equipment

Available For

  • Full Time / CLA Faculty
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Full Time Staff
  • Temporary Staff
  • Research Centre Staff

Pricing

Vendor quotes are provided for workstation purchases.  Prices vary depending on the type of equipment being procured.

Base Computer: A base computer (basic PC desktop and monitor) is provided with no extra charge.  For any other options, the difference is charged to the faculty member’s PER account.