Ohio University Policy and Procedure

Acquisition of Computers, Communication Equipment, Computer-Related Equipment, And/Or Services

WITHDRAWN as of April 30, 2003




Procedure No.:   48.001

Page No.:        1 of 1

Date Issued:     02/16/88

Issued By:       Larry Buell



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POLICY:

To provide for review and coordination of proposed acquisitions of communication/computer-related equipment and/or services in order to:

  1. Optimize use of currently available resources.
  2. Achieve compatibility between equipment and/or services being considered and those presently available.
  3. Prevent duplication of equipment which may serve the same purpose.


COVERAGE:

Equipment to be covered by this policy includes the following:

  1. Computers (to include mini, micro, and mainframe)
  2. Computer Terminals/Workstations
  3. Remote Job Entry Configurations
  4. Modems, Multiplexors, Communication Components, and other Communication Equipment
  5. Word Processors (excluding typewriters and memory typewriters)

Services to be covered by this policy include the following types:

  1. Software Packages
  2. Time-Sharing Services
  3. Programming or Consulting Service
  4. Communication Services

PROCEDURE

Departments contemplating the acquisition of equipment or services must review their requirements with the Office of the Director, Computer Services . A review of the request in light of the presently available or planned computing and communication environment and/or services will be performed.

When the requested service or equipment is currently available, the Director of Computer Services or his representative and the head of the originating department will consult as to the appropriate details of providing the services using existing resources.

When the requested service is not available, the Director of Computer Services or his representative will consult with the requesting department as to the appropriate vendors, necessary staff support, programming standards, and impact of the new service or equipment on existing resources and procedures.

Emphasis will be placed on maintaining equipment and programming compatibility with existing University computing/communication resources. All requisitions for equipment or services must be approved by the Office of the Director of Computer Services before forwarding to the Purchasing Department. Irreconcilable disagreements will be presented to the Provost for resolution.




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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/48-001.html) on May 15, 2013.

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