IT Purchasing Checklist Reminder

April 16, 2020

Guidance for CFAES units on IT Purchasing as part of CFAES IT Transformation Project

Category #1: Items Not Required through the IT Service Desk

The below items are permitted to be purchased directly by units using established University procurement methods (eStores, PCard, PO, reimbursement, etc.).

• Flash Drives

• SD/Memory Cards

• Bags, Cases or Furniture for laptops and tablets

• Batteries / Universal Power Sources / Power Strips

• Wireless Clickers & Presenters

• Screen Protectors

• Site-licenses for established software available through OCIO Self-Service (e.g. SAS)

• DSLR “Point and Shoot” cameras

• iPad accessories (cables, stylus, keyboard, case)

• Printers, Printer Parts, Ink/Toner o The University encourages use of UniPrint’s Managed Print Services program. More information on this campus initiative is located at: https://uniprint.osu.edu/services/managed-print-services

 

Category #2: Items Required through IT Service Desk at No Additional Cost to Units

Procure these items by contacting the IT Service Desk at 614-514-4848 or itservicedesk@osu.edu. The standard versions of below items are provided as part of the per person/per device cost, with no additional charge to units or departments. However, if a request requires specialized or more expensive versions, or extra items (e.g., a second headset) then the IT Service staff will work with customers so that any additional costs are charged back to the unit.

• Computer

• Skype or Zoom related equipment

• Wireless Router

• Computer Peripherals including external Hard Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, DVD Drive, Speaker

• Adapter / Cable Charger for the standard devices

 

Category #3: Items Required through IT Service Desk with Full Cost Charged Back to Units

Procure these items by contacting the IT Service Desk at 614-514-4848 or itservicedesk@osu.edu. The below items will be evaluated for University standards, and, if allowable the purchase will be processed by the IT Service Staff and full cost charged back to the unit.

• Software and license renewals (if not currently available through OCIO Self-Service) IE: Cricut, Canvas

• Tablets or iPad, Digital Flagship Bundle (DFB)

• Domains, Web Services, Web Applications, Web Storage

• AV-related items including digital signage, projector, TV