Partners in Technology (ParTech) augments the technological needs of Delaware’s public schools. While most of a school’s computer equipment is purchased new and replaced after a period of time, needs arise where a school or district may need additional computer systems or support from the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE). ParTech can help when these needs arise.

ParTech can provide parts and equipment to help schools upgrade their existing systems and can also provides parts needed to upgrade existing systems. When available, these parts can include CD/DVD optical drives, memory, hard drives, processors, power supplies and various cables.

Services Provided

ParTech services are provided free of charge to all Delaware public schools.

The following service and support is offered for systems ParTech provides:

  • Setup and configuration assistance of delivered systems
  • Troubleshooting and repairing/replacement of defective systems
  • Free removal of reusable technology equipment (this can be anything from a computer system, to networking equipment, to Smart Boards)
  • When available, spare parts such as hard drives, optical drives, memory, monitors, cables, and others

All services are by appointment only. Appointments can be made from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Teachers, principals, IT Managers and technicians can request computers by completing the Computer Request Form. All requests are prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified by email when your request is received and when you can expect to receive your systems. Please note, only Delaware public schools are eligible to request equipment from ParTech.


Please read the System Configuration toggle (below) before completing the Computer Request Form. This page provides information about the current configuration of the systems we are placing in schools.

Due to the number of requests being processed at any time, we limit the number of systems per request to 50. This helps to ensure an equitable distribution of systems to all requestors.

Delivery and Installation Process

Our technicians will deliver the systems to a central location in the school at an agreed upon date. The school/district staff are responsible for placing the systems in the appropriate location within the schools.

All systems are normally configured to access the internet using your school’s network settings. These systems may be used as stand-alone machines for individual and small group projects if networking is not needed. ParTech staff will work with you to determine your needs and make every effort to provide systems that meet those needs.

The computer systems that are being fielded meet or exceed the following specifications:

  • Processor: I5
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Audio Capability: Yes
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Optical Drive: Yes
  • Network Capability: Yes
  • Hard Drive: 250GB
  • Monitor: 20 inch minimum
  • Keyboard and Mouse: Yes

Please also note the following,

  • Ownership: All transferred systems are the property of the requesting organization
  • System Limit: Requestors are limited to 50 systems per request. Once a request if filled, another may be submitted
  • District Support: ParTech will coordinate requests with your district/school’s Information Technology Manager
  • Other Software: Computers come with the Operating System and required drivers installed. Any additional software must be licensed by the district/school

Donor partnerships are vital to the success of our program and the computer recycling efforts in Delaware. We request your support on behalf of the Department of Education. Your donations and our efforts can help equip our schools with the computer equipment and technology needed to fully integrate technology in the classroom.

Besides computer system donations, we also accept other technology including scanners, fax machines, printers, and software.

Business Donations

Although no formal partnership agreements exist with most of our donors, we recognize those businesses who demonstrate a commitment to servicing the technological needs of Delaware schools as partners. All donated systems must be serviceable and meet the minimum standards. Systems can be delivered to our warehouse at the Collette Resource Center in Dover, DE.

For more information on donating systems, to determine if your system meets the minimum standards, and/or to complete the paperwork necessary for donation, please contact ParTech via email.

Personal Donations

Personal donations are welcome and encouraged. All donated systems must be serviceable and meet the minimum standards. Systems can be delivered to our warehouse at the Collette Resource Center in Dover, DE.

For more information on donating systems, to determine if your system meets the minimum standards, and/or to complete the paperwork necessary for donation, please contact ParTech via email.

For state agencies, delaware has specific procedures for the disposal of state assets, and computer equipment is treated differently than other assets identified for disposal. In short, the Partners in Technology Program has the first right of refusal for all state owned computer equipment that is declared to be in excess of the agency’s needs. This unique treatment exists because Delaware is committed to enhancing the educational development of its students through the use of technology in the classroom.

Title 29 §7002 of the Delaware Code addresses Public Auction and/or disposal of state-owned property.

(a) All equipment, supplies, and material, including vehicles, purchased in whole or in part with state-appropriated funds shall be considered as assets of the State and not of the state agency which holds or uses the material. When material so held or used is determined by a state agency to be in excess of its needs, it shall be reported by memorandum to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Support Services for appropriate reallocation or disposal.

(b) When the division of Support Services determines that the materiel, with the exception of vehicles and computer equipment, so reported by the agency has additional useful life, the Division of Support Services shall give 2 weeks written notice to State agencies, volunteer ambulance services, volunteer rescue services and volunteer fire departments of the availability of such materiel. Requests for such materiel shall be submitted in writing to the Division of Support Services. In the event 2 or more agencies request the same materiel, the Division shall make the appropriate determination as to allocation. Vehicles can be made available to agencies at fair market value as determined by the Division.

Whenever any computers, computer equipment or software are deemed surplus, obsolete or no longer suitable for the purpose for which they were intended, the Division of Support Services shall offer to the Department of Education’s Partners in Technology Group those assets prior to disposal or disposition to any other group or agency. Upon acceptance, the Partners in Technology Group will pick up the computer equipment from the holding agency at no charge. The Division of Support Services shall dispose of the computer equipment refused by the Partners in Technology Group following the procedures established in subsection (c) of this section.

Contact Information

Address: Partners in Technology, Collette Education Resource Center, 35 Commerce Way, Dover, DE 19904 (State Code: N510)

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday)

Phone: (302) 735-4153

Send an email to ParTech

Submit a Computer Request Form