Design Communications and Graphics devices for Post-Primary Schools

Following a recent Tender process for DCG/CAD Design Communications and Graphics devices computers, new models of both Mini-Tower computers and  Laptops will soon be available to be purchased by schools or ETBs.  The evaluation team included a number of DCG and Solidworks expert teachers, technology specialists, the SEC, and the Inspectorate. Contracts have be signed and it will be possible shortly to order from the 2 successful companies, who are:

To Post Primary schools:

The order process is now in place for DCG Mini-Towers and Laptop computers, and both suppliers are ready to accept orders.

There is a separate Order Form and NAGSF form (see attached) for each supplier.

The order form includes all relevant details, options and pricing to place orders.

The two suppliers are:

  • Datapac (with a HP Mini-Tower) won the tender to supply DCG Mini-Towers.
    • Mini-Tower Cost: €978.96 (Including 21.5 Inch monitor, & including VAT).
  • Capita (with a Dell Laptop) won the tender to supply DCG Laptops.
    • Laptop Cost: €1,177.59 (Including VAT).  

Order Forms, NAGSF Form:

Order Forms and NAGSF forms are attached for each supplier.

The relevant order forms should be completed and emailed to suppliers.

As this is a new contract a completed NAGSF form will need to be completed and sent to the relevant supplier.

Once orders are received suppliers can advise on lead times to deliver units.

Mini Tower Workstation:

Model: HP Z2 G4 Tower Workstation

Solidworks 2019/20 CAD software is pre-installed

Intel Core i5-9600 processor, 3.1 GHz, 6 Cores, 64 bit, 9MB Cache

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro’ OS (64 bit)

16GB Memory (2x8GB DDR4)

500GB SSD Drive, (for faster performance and reliability)

Internal CD/DVD combo drive

Internal 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45)

NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4GB Graphics card. Certified by Solidworks. 4K Resolution (4096 x 2160)

21.5 Inch TFT  Flat Screen Monitor, height and tilt adjustable monitor, Resolution 1920×1080

6 x USB 3.0 (2 front, 4 rear); 2 x USB 2.0; RJ-45 LAN Gigabit, Audio in/out ports

1 x headphones/microphone, 2 x DisplayPort, 1xVGA, 4xMiniDisplayport

Full Size USB Scroll Mouse (cabled), QWERTY keyboard with euro symbol and numeric keypad.

Warranty: 3 year Next Business Day Onsite, parts and labour (provided as standard); Option of 1 or 2 year additional warranty available (at additional cost)

Mini-Tower Cost: €978.96 (Including 21.5 Inch monitor, and including VAT).

Laptop Specification and Costs

Model: Dell Mobile Precision 3541 XCTO

Solidworks 2019/20 3D CAD software is already pre-installed

Intel Core i7-9850H processor, 2.6 GHz, 6 Core, 64Bit, 12MB Cache

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional OS (64 bit)

16GB Memory (2 x 8GB DDR4)

500GB SSD Drive, (for faster performance and reliability)

Nvidia Quadro P620 Graphics Card, Solidworks Certified, 4GB Memory, 4x MiniDisplayport

15.6 Inch Screen, Resolution 1920×1080, Anti-Glare

RJ-45 LAN Gigabit; 3xUSB 3.1; 1xHDMI 2.0; 1xHeadset jack, 1xSD card reader

1 Thunderbolt Type C (Backwards compatible with USB C)

Weight: 2.06kg

Integrated HD Camera

Dell Pro Slim Briefcase

Warranty: 3 year Next Business Day Onsite Warranty, parts and labour (provided as standard)

Laptop Cost: €1,177.59 (Including VAT).

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