State of North Carolina Negotiates a New Contract with Apple
Replaces the previous term contract with Apple.

The N.C. Department of Information Technology is pleased to announce that it has negotiated State Term Contract 204N with Apple Inc. This is a new contract for the purchase of Apple computer equipment, peripherals and related services, which include:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Tablets
  • Apple-branded commercial off-the-shelf software or any third-party applications that come pre-loaded as standard on Apple products (any software purchased must be related to the procurement of equipment)
  • Peripherals
  • Standard price-listed service, support and/or training products sold under the Apple Inc. brand name

The contract replaces the previous term contract with Apple that expired Jan. 31, 2024. The effective dates for the new contract 204N are Feb. 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. 

This is a convenience contract pursuant to 9 NCAC 06B.0701(c)(1) and 06B.0701(c)(2). As a convenience contract, it is not mandatory to purchase items from this contract nor is there a required minimum order size or spending limit.

NCDIT’s Statewide IT Procurement Office held extensive negotiations with Apple for many months to finalize a new contract for our customers. The 204N contract is a Participating Addendum under the Apple-NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Agreement. The 204N contract is available for use by state agencies and other eligible organizations. The largest groups of customers using this contract are K-12 schools, community colleges, universities in North Carolina and local governments.

“This contract will allow North Carolina K-12 schools, universities and community colleges to purchase Apple computer equipment to assist in their educational endeavors,” NCDIT Chief IT Procurement Officer James Tanzosch said. “The Statewide IT Procurement Office's successful negotiation of this contract will allow each eligible educational organization to continue to benefit from economies of scale which leads to better prices and eliminates the need for each educational organization to negotiate its own contract.”

More information, including pricing, ordering and vendor contacts, is available in this contract.

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