Computer Order for Jeannie Perez

Lourdes Ventura lventura at
Thu Jul 26 16:27:06 PDT 2001

Hi there!
I'm having a big of difficulty ordering the computer for Jeannie. Raphael
and I spent a good part of Thursday morning trying to order online.

1. I called Stefani Fukushima (out of town until 8/6)
2. I talked to someone at the alternate number and he said to look at their
purchasing site. Dell is a CWA (corporate wide agreement) vendor, can do a
SNAP purchasing
3. Had difficulty accessing their purchasing site
4. Raphael logged into PRISM to do SNAP purchasing, searched for Dell
Computer = 0
    searched for computer 1,900 hits
5. Called CWA's hotline - Dell is not included as a vendor
6. Called Purchasing line again with a little more walk-through
    Package D1 model cost $1,353 + shipping $108   TOTAL = $1,461
    1 week delivery with standard; if custom configuration 1-3 weeks delivery
    However, we still need a catalog number because SNAP purchasing is not
accepting Dell Computer D1 Package.

NOTE:  Difference in cost between computer order at Frys Electronic in June
28, 2001 - Dell Pentium 111 = $1,480
               Stanford's Dell D1 Package = $1,461
               Difference = $19
However, I don't know the difference between their configuration.

Major Problem Here:  
1. I am not a system administrator and cannot even begin to discern the
differences between any configuration. I know I can easily order the wrong
item (scary) because I am not a techie.
2. The hard copy of what to order is nebulous (in my eyes) -
    a. I can add (drop Zip drive)
    b. Change OX from Win 2000 (FAT32)
                            to Win 2000 (NTFS)
    c. BUT what is "how to specify installation of PC-Stanford" - do we
want instructions?

Can someone else pick up the computer ball here?

Thank you.  Thank you.
Lourdes Ventura
Administrative Services Manager
lventura at
CIS 041
420 Via Palou Mall
Stanford University
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
Stanford, CA  94305-4070

Phone:  650.724.0282
Fax:   650.725.6278

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