Tech Purchases

Overview

Information Technology is simplifying the way you order department technology purchases. For most items, you'll be able to go online, choose from a list of pre-approved items, select your delivery address and pay.

To purchase technology items for personal use, continue to buy these at the website

Additional Tech Purchasing User Guides, Information, and FAQs

Technology Purchase Exception Process

For information regarding the Technology Purchase Exception Process, go here: Technology Exception Approval Process

If you need to submit an exception request, go here: Submit a Technology Purchase Exception Request

Get Started

USF has partnered with Connection, Inc. (website) to provide a wide variety of technology items at discounted prices to USF.

All computers listed on the website have been pre-approved for purchase and support for use on the Tampa campus and USF Health.

For the St. Petersburg campus and the Sarasota-Manatee campus: Please check with your local IT department to make sure the device you want to purchase will be approved for support.


If the item you wish to purchase fits in the categories below or plans on being wired into USF's network, click on the link to start the purchasing process.

 Desktops, Laptops, Tablets

USF has partnered with Connection, Inc to provide USF department standard desktop, laptop, and tablet computers at competitive prices.

For the St. Petersburg campus and the Sarasota-Manatee campus:  Please check with your IT department to make sure the device you want to purchase will be approved for support.

Get Started

Start browsing the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website.  Don't forget to include the encryption software. This is required for laptop and tablet support.

Not Listed?

If you are unable to find an approved system that meets your needs, please review and complete the Technology Purchase Exception Request. Be sure to choose "Desktop/Laptop" for the product type when filling out the form.

If you have quotes from another vendor or additional information about your requested purchase, please attach them to the form using the paperclip icon.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 Printers, Copiers

USF has completed a competitive bid process for copiers and departmental printers. Please choose from the following list of awarded vendors and contact information or go directly to the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website.

Get Started

Copiers
Ricoh – Justin Rosenberger at 724-683-1176
Xerox – techpurchasing@usf.edu
Konica Minolta – Christina Wisz at 813-207-8221

Department Printers
HP – Use the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website
Dell – Use the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website
Ricoh – Justin Rosenberger at 724-683-1176
Xerox – techpurchasing@usf.edu

USF currently has no awarded vendors or standards for personal class printers (standalone printers) that will not be wired into USF's network. These can be purchased directly using approved USF purchasing methods. 

The University completed an ITN process for network printers in order to choose the printers that best meet the University's needs, while at the same time lowering the overall total cost of ownership of the devices. Submit an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN).

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 Software

USF has a wide variety of standard, pre-approved software available to the entire USF system. All software listed on the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website has been pre-approved for purchase and support.

For the St. Petersburg campus and the Sarasota-Manatee campus: Please check with your IT department to make sure the device you want to purchase will be approved for support.

Get Started

Browse the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website.  Don't forget to check the delivery instructions, since they can vary by campus. 

Not Listed?

For software purchases, please check software.usf.edu. If the software you are trying to purchase is not listed on this page, please review and complete the Technology Exception Approval Process or if you are familiar with the process and just need to submit an exception request, go here: Submit a Technology Purchase Exception Request.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure of what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 A/V Equipment

USF has a wide variety of standard, pre-approved A/V Equipment available to the entire USF system. All A/V Equipment listed on the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website has been pre-approved for purchase and support.

For the St. Petersburg campus and the Sarasota-Manatee campus:

Please check with your local IT team to make sure the device you want to purchase will be approved for support.

Get Started

Browse the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website. Don't forget to check the delivery instructions, since they can vary by campus.

Not Listed?

If you are unable to find approved A/V equipment that meets your needs and/or the equipment you are purchasing is for conference rooms and classrooms, or technology purchases which require construction/renovation for the accommodation of technology (Infrastructure purchases requiring Space Impact Request approval), then please review and complete the Technology Exception Approval Process to get started. Choose "Audio Visual" for the product type when filling out the form.

If you have quotes or other information about your requested purchase, please attach them to the form using the paperclip icon.

Not Listed and Does Not Meet Criteria

If your software was not listed on the site and does NOT meet any of the criteria above, then you can purchase it directly using approved USF purchasing methods. Review purchasing methods and how to buy, here.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 Server Hardware, Storage

Get Started

For all server hardware or storage, please review and complete the Technology Exception Approval ProcessBe sure to choose "Server Hardware" for the product type when filling out the form.

If you have quotes or other information about your requested purchase, please attach them to the form using the paperclip icon.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 Networking Equipment

Get Started

For all network equipment, please review and complete the Technology Exception Request Form. Be sure to choose “Data Networking/Communications” for the product type when filling out the form.

If you have quotes or other information about your requested purchase, please attach them to the form using the paperclip icon.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

 Technology Consulting Services

Get Started

If you have a technology and/or consulting contract that exceeds $5,000, please review and complete the Technology Exception Approval ProcessBe sure to choose "Consulting Services" for the product type when filling out the form.

If you have quotes or other information about your requested purchase, please attach them to the form using the paperclip icon.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.


Not Listed?

Browse the USF Departmental Technology Ordering website for pre-approved items or other vendors as needed. USF Purchasing rules still apply. Review purchasing methods and "how to buy" here.

Need Help?

If you have questions or are unsure what your purchase may include or affect, feel free to contact us for help.

For more information, visit the Purchasing Department website.


Need help with purchasing an item?
Visit the IT Service Catalog > Client Support >  Desktop Computers > Purchase consultation for departmental computing devices 

Need purchasing forms or have Pcard questions?
Visit the Purchasing Website  

Need IT Consulting or connecting an item to the network?
Visit the IT Service Catalog


Locations:

Tampa campus
Visit the IT Service Catalog to request consultation

St. Petersburg campus Purchasing Services
Phone: (727) 873-4685

Sarasota-Manatee campus
Email: computing@usf.edu

USF Health
Email: purchaserequests@usf.edu