New process for IT equipment requests

Changes to how we purchase IT equipment.

As part of the revised capital planning arrangements for 2020/21, it has been agreed by the Executive Team that going forward will be purchasing all IT equipment through our capital allocation instead of through Directorate revenue budgets.

This new process will have a number of benefits for staff including:

  • Public Health Wales will have greater financial control over IT assets.
  • There will be greater flexibility to reallocate and move IT equipment within the organisation.
  • Reduction in year-end ordering and procurement.
  • New employees will be provided a standard laptop by default unless otherwise stated at point of recruitment.
  • Stock of equipment will ensure we can provide loan or replacement requests more efficiently.

If your directorate or division has IT equipment that is no longer being used, such as laptops, desktops, monitors, please let the Estates Team know. Obsolete IT equipment requires secure disposal through a WEEE compliant recycler, which will be organised by the IT team.  

Through the use of Multi factor Authentication (MFA), staff will no longer also need a VPN token to use their laptop remotely. You can download the MFA VPN access application form here.

A revised IT form will be developed and communicated shortly for staff to detail specific requests.