A memo from Jim Almond, Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer, and Gerry McCartney, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology provides details regarding the approval process for the purchase or acquisition of all equipment, software and services related to IT. The new process will impact all purchases of IT commodities made with general fund or auxiliary sources and potential beneficiaries of free IT software or services.
The Office of the University CIO has added some new steps to the approval process for IT commodities. These steps are intended to augment current University procurement and departmental practices related to IT purchases. Effective immediately, all IT-related purchases made with general and auxiliary funds, as well as potential beneficiaries of free software and IT services that could create additional hidden costs or an IT security risk, are subject to approval. Purchases made with sponsored program funds are not subject to the additional review, but staff and faculty may engage voluntarily to take advantage of potential cost savings.
The memo was sent to List 39 on June 11, 2013 on behalf of Jim Almond, Senior Vice President for Business Services and Assistant Treasurer, and Gerry McCartney, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology.