What are hardware recommendations?  

DGIT’s expert staff is here to help you get the hardware and software you need to do your best work.

We’ve selected devices with generous discounts, optimal performance capabilities, speedy deployment times, and streamlined support options. We can also assist in purchasing custom devices to meet unique needs. 

Please choose a hardware category from the menu on the left. 

How do I make a purchase?

1. ServiceNow

We’ve made ordering new devices easier with a new Computer Hardware/Software Order form. Beginning Tuesday, August 1, start placing your orders using the new form. 

Learn more about the new Computer Hardware/Software Order form →

2. DGSOM Procurement Portal

If your department utilizes the David Geffen School of Medicine Procurement Portal, once you’ve submitted your request in ServiceNow, submit your order in the portal as well. To ensure that your purchaser will be able to update your ServiceNow request with your PO, be sure to attach the entire quote email to your portal order, not just the quote by itself.

CIR/SEIU Union Negotiated Educational Funds

Items purchased with this fund will be the property of the resident, including computer hardware and software. Computers purchased with this fund are exempt from standard policy, thus DGIT will not be involved in their procurement, set-up, or ongoing management. Residents should make a direct purchase on their own, making sure to consult their department regarding their purchasing and/or reimbursement policies beforehand.

For computers, there are no restrictions on what a resident can buy, but we strongly encourage them to review our Computing Requirements page prior to making any purchase.  


At UCLA Health IT, we strive for efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness in our procurement processes, particularly when acquiring new computers from our published list of standard hardware configurations. These configurations have been carefully vetted and selected to meet the diverse needs of our Health Science Schools’ medical, academic, and research communities while ensuring compatibility, performance, and supportability.

Our procurement practices emphasize the following principles:

  • Standardization: Our list of pre-approved standard hardware configurations has been thoroughly tested to ensure they are optimized for compatibility, interoperability, and supportability across our organization. Storage and memory options can be customized for each configuration.
  • Vendor Relationships: We maintain strong relationships with reputable vendors and suppliers, ensuring quality products, competitive pricing, and favorable terms, which allows us to negotiate better agreements.
  • Cost Management: We maximize cost savings through bulk purchasing, volume discounts, and competitive bidding, without compromising quality or service. We also regularly review pricing and market trends for cost optimization.
  • Lifecycle Management: We proactively manage the lifecycle of our infrastructure, considering factors such as technology obsolescence, maintenance costs, and scalability. By planning for hardware refresh cycles and upgrades, we ensure that our infrastructure remains current and responsive to evolving needs.
  • Compliance and Security: We prioritize compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards, including data security and privacy regulations such as HIPAA. All procurement activities adhere to established policies and procedures to mitigate risks and protect sensitive information.
  • Documentation and Accountability: We maintain detailed documentation of our procurement processes, including specifications, contracts, purchase orders, and warranties. This ensures transparency, accountability, and traceability throughout the computer lifecycle.
  • Continuous Improvement: We continuously evaluate and refine our procurement practices to incorporate lessons learned, emerging technologies, and industry best practices. Feedback from stakeholders and end-users is solicited and incorporated to drive ongoing improvement and optimization.

By adhering to these practices, we ensure that the acquisition of our standard hardware configurations is conducted efficiently, transparently, and in alignment with our organization's objectives and priorities. This approach enables us to optimize resources, minimize risks, and deliver value to our medical, academic, and research communities.

To begin the purchase process, please complete our Computer Hardware/Software Order form. Our staff are happy to help you identify an appropriate hardware configuration and provide quotes for your finance department.