Select Market Conditions Updates

Medical Supplies

Many types of facemasks, antiseptics and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) medical supply items are in limited supply and contracted vendors are allocating, placing items on backorder, or rejecting orders. Some vendors are not allowing new customers at this time.

If you need to contact your medical supply sales rep, and don’t have their contact information, contact the buyer, Aimee Elliott (801-581-4200), in Purchasing. Efforts are being made to locate additional supplies and information will be provided when available.

General Stores is receiving priority on limited supplies of PPE’s due to their large quantity buying power and relationship with vendors. You may call 801-581-8671 or place an order or via their website

Computers (laptops)

There have been several disruptions to the computer supply chain the past several months including component shortages and limitations for products sourced from China. With the advent of Covid-19, supplies on laptops are dwindling rapidly and production lead times are increasing. It is anticipated that availability will continue to deteriorate rapidly so ordering soon is highly encouraged. There are several contract providers in UShop including CDW-G, Dell, HP and SHI International. Special pricing on Dell Computers are also available on the Valcom (VLCM) Computer Purchase Requisition in UShop. CDW-G sells premade computers stocked in their warehouse. Other suppliers also have State contracts. For assistance with computer orders, departments can contact University Campus Computer Support at 801-581-4000. Non-technical questions can also be directed to the buyer, Trent Blair at 801-581-6859.

UTech at the Campus Store currently has standard models of Apple and Microsoft Surface computers available for purchase. Any custom or special orders on any brand are 2-3 weeks out. We recommend that all departments in need of more computers for the transition to online-only classes place their orders with us sooner rather than later, as we expect a large portion of our available inventory to be purchased. For most departments, we recommend sticking with the standard models of any brand. These computers will meet almost every department’s needs and they can be shipped much faster than any custom configurations.

Please feel free to reach out to UTech at 801-581-4776 or Alex Khan at with any questions at all!

Any Order Placed for Delivery Direct to a Department

Departments are responsible to ensure receipt of delivery for orders to be delivered directly to the department. Orders may also be addressed for delivery to Central Receiving, 1795 E. South Campus Drive, Room 253, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. A contact name or PO number should be included with the delivery information. The order will then be made to the department by Central Receiving. General Stores and Central Receiving will remain open. With questions contact 801-581-8671.

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