Purchasing IT equipment and related resources can be a daunting process.
The required approvals, vendors, contracts, standards compliance and processes can be
quite involved. Fortunately UMKC Information Services and
UM Supply Chain
work closely together to assist faculty in getting the products and services
they need for their teaching, research and service missions.
Buying IT Hardware and Software
A core responsibility of UMKC Information Services is to find cost-effective ways for faculty and staff to get the technology equipment,
software and services they need to be successful in their roles at UMKC.
IS offers purchasing
services and expertise such
as product consultation, vendor contracts, volume agreements, campus standards,
policy compliance, approval facilitation and
and telecommunication products, software and services
must be purchased through Information Services and/or
require CIO approval.
For practical guidelines to campus standards,
prodcut selection and currently available pricing,
check out the
IT Hardware sites.
Visiting the UMKC Bookstore RooTech at the
UMKC Bookstore has a nice variety of technology
items at attractive pricing. This is a great
alternative for personal pruchases, but any UMKC
equipment or software does need to come through
Information Services for vetting, approval and
Learning about UM Supply Chain
Faculty with many and varied equipment needs may find it
advisable to learn more of the technical details
surrounding UMKC procurement practices and policies.