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Longer Than Normal Delivery Times for Key IT Suppliers

With approach of fiscal year-end, the Purchasing Division has received notifications of possible delays in Information Technology (IT) supply chains and longer than typical delivery lead times for commonly ordered items. For some current laptop models provided by Dell, Inc., for example, the current lead time may range up to 8 weeks after ordering; some laptop docks may have a delivery lead time up to 12 weeks. For peripherals and accessories, some common webcam models may be delayed into the summer along with some wireless headsets. For departments that are planning to purchase IT-related items using funds which end with close of the fiscal year, early planning and ordering is of the essence. For questions pertaining to specific products of interest, departments may wish to contact the supplier account representatives (Dell, CDW, MoreDirect, etc.) directly for information. Contact information is available on the Purchasing Division website at: https://purchasing.uky.edu/. After logging in, navigate to the Frequent Commodities section and select IT, Software & Web. Healthcare areas should work directly with UK Healthcare IT for their needs. General questions can be directed to UKPurchasing@uky.edu.