When a technology purchase request is made on campus, ITS is included in the approval work flow in order to:
This evaluation is initiated when a Technology Initiative Request is submitted to ITS, an approval request is received for purchase through SciQuest, or as part of the standard work flow for evaluating contracts associated with the purchase of technology. ITS will do its best to complete the evaluation of each request in a timely manner, as we receive them. Some evaluations may take longer based on the scope of purchase, and when we are required to follow-up with the vendor to answer questions.
Shawnee State receives special pricing on many technologies used on campus, as a result of:
Refer to the standard technology purchases and their current pricing information within SciQuest, for the most common technology acquisitions needed on campus.
It is important for departments to understand associated service level agreements (SLAs) required for maintenance and support of acquired technology, prior to purchases being consummated. The recurring costs for these services can make up a substantial portion of the entire cost of ownership of the technology during its useful life. Please contact ITS for any assistance needed during the evaluation of SLAs when acquiring new technology.