Materials Management

Effective Date: 03/01/2000
Reviewed and Revised: 12/07/04

Policy Statement 26: Purchase of Computer Equipment


The purchase of microcomputers is handled the same as that of other equipment, usually by the informal bid procedure or State Convenience Contract. Departments contemplating purchase of computer equipment should contact the Department of Materials Management during preliminary planning stages for advice in preparing your requisition, and obtaining current price quotes..

Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) or the Brody School of Medicine Department of Informatics should be consulted for application analysis prior to preparing a requisition. Purchase of computer equipment requires submitting a purchase requisition, giving the preferred type and model desired and other descriptive information. A letter of justification with any descriptive information must accompany the requisition for sole source purchase.