Technology Purchasing | University of Portland

Technology Purchasing

Information Services has an important role to play assisting departments throughout the University with your technology purchases.  We can help make sure that you’re getting the best available price, that you’re not paying for something we already have available, and that software meets the standards for security and accessibility our institution is required to meet.  This also helps Information Services ensure that the technology UP uses is manageable, supported, and compatible with our applications and services.

Our purchasing procedure for computers includes inventorying the incoming equipment and configuring the systems with the software and settings to work in the UP environment.  This is critical for our ability to support and secure these machines, including Apple devices. 

If you are considering major technology expenditures or wish to discuss options for technology solutions in your department, please submit an IT Technology Consultation Request Form and our team will follow up to schedule a consultation.  This consultation is often required as part of a request for capital project funds.

If you have any other questions or would like to initiate a smaller purchase or inquire about refreshing your office technology, please contact the help desk either by email ( or through the Tech Support portal.

Please also reference the IS Technology Purchasing Policy and University Purchase Card guidelines for more information about UP purchasing policy.  If you have questions regarding capital purchases, please contact the Controller’s Office at