Connect to the Dell Premier Online Portal Website to Request a Quote

Dell Workstation SHSU faculty and staff may configure and quote products online through the Dell Premier Online Portal. On the initial Dell page, you will be given options for SHSU-recommended computers, these are listed under "Special Offers". You may choose one of these and customize it to your individual needs. The entire Dell catalog of products may be viewed by selecting one of the top menu options.

  • You may prepare your checklist of what you want to buy, and then the Information Resources Department will check with HUB vendors to see if the same item may be purchased from them.
  • Your order is not formally submitted to Dell with your E-quote. Your order can only be finalized by Information Resources.
  • You may submit a WO first, and just ask for assistance.

Things You’ll Need to Know for the Dell Site

  1. Select or configure your computer.
  2. Add your item to your order by selecting "Add to Cart".
  3. From the "My Cart" page select the option to "Save as E-Quote".
  4. Enter your Name, E-Mail Address.
  5. Make up a E-Quote Name and description to help you know it’s yours.
  6. SHSU is tax-exempt, so click that button.
  7. You do not need to enter information in the "Purchasing Agent" fields.
  8. For the shipping option, choose the first radio button beside "Mark C. Adams" to have it shipped to Information Resources.
    All equipment must be shipped to Information Resources to ensure SHSU property records are updated.
  9. Select Continue to submit your E-Quote. Please save the E-Quote number you are assigned.

Next Step Back at SHSU

  1. Log in to SamWeb.
  2. Use the Information Resources work order system to submit a work order requesting we finalize your Dell order. Include your E-Quote number. In the WO, include whom the equipment is for, and where it will be placed.

What We Will Do Next: Finalize and Request Payment Authorization

  1. We will finalize the order on Dell or with a HUB.
  2. We will send you a Payment Authorization Form.

Your Next Step: Complete the Payment Authorization Form

  1. Check that your departmental financial account number has sufficient funds to encumber the purchase.
  2. Make sure the signatures are easily legible.
  3. Please ensure the person signing has official approval on file with Purchasing equal to the total purchase amount.
  4. If required for the amount, please have dean/VP signatures on form.
  5. If grant funds are being used, forward the form first to Contracts & Grants.
  6. Complete the form and fax to Information Resources at 936.294.1231.

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If you have questions about the SHSU Information Resources, please contact us at:

Information Resources
SHSU Box 2449
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2449
Phone: (936) 294-1950
Fax: (936) 294-1231