Computer hardware refers to the physical parts or components of a computer such as the monitor, mouse, keyboard, and computer data storage. In contrast, software includes programs such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop.

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs receives educational discounts from certain vendors for hardware and software products. For quotes on software and hardware or assistance with filling out order forms please contact the help desk. Your fund manager will need to place the order once you authorize a fund, grant, etc. to purchase your items. Please refrain from purchasing items with your personal funds, credit cards, etc before consulting with your fund manager.


Where and how to purchase items from UCLA Vendors?

  • Browse around for the items that you plan on purchasing
  • Feel free to consult with the IT staff for input on the product
  • Once you make a selection please email your fund manager to place the order

Items to include in your email

  • Vendor- Amazon
  • Link to the page that has the item you want to order
  • Name of the item, with a brief description
  • Price (Try to look for items that are available through prime for fast shipping at a lower cost)


 UCLA Computer Store

Go online to check the prices of software or hardware from the UCLA Computer Store.

Once on the page click on the tabs/links “Apple Hardware, PC Hardware, Software, Printers & Peripherals” for pricing information. Once you have selected your items, contact your fund manager requesting a Low Value Order (LVO). Please provide the name and UID of the person that you authorize to pick-up your order. Once your LVO is ready your fund manager will contact you. Whomever you choose to pick-up the items at the student store needs to take the LVO and identification with them to pick-up the order. You must return to your fund manager with the receipt immediately after your purchase.


CDW-G          Safari Micro             Newegg                      Dell

For laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, and other computer accessories, feel free to browse these vendors merchanise. To request request conculstations or inquire about educational discounts please email the help desk.

Items to include in your email

  • Link to the page that has the item you want to order
  • Name of the item, with a brief description



Software House International is the designated software reseller for the UC system-wide Adobe, FileMaker, McAfee, Microsoft and Symantec software agreements. To purchase any software licenses please email the help desk with a quantity and specify if the software is for a Windows or Apple operating system for a quote.