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Information Technology Purchasing Policy

The purpose of the IT Procurement policy is to ensure that the procurement of information technology hardware, software and services follow established University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and guidelines, that due diligence is performed to ensure compatibility with existing systems and policies, that appropriate plans are associated with technology acquisition and that the approval of the Chief Information Officer is obtained prior to issuance of a purchase order. This policy applies to all technology resources and related services owned, used or operated by the University, regardless of the source of funding, location or intended purpose. These resources include but are not limited to: Computers and servers of any form factor; Software and information systems; Technology services, consulting, and maintenance contracts; Peripheral equipment (e.g. printers, scanners, etc.); Network devices; Television, audiovisual, surveillance and projection equipment; And door locking, alarm, and environmental monitoring equipment.

Reliable technology is important to maintaining smooth operations of University functions. Therefore, technology should be kept technically current to remain compatible with required capabilities, security constructs and technology innovation.

The complete policy can be found here.

Last updated: 3/15/2017