Technology Purchasing

All technology purchases (computer hardware/software, portable storage, printers, cloud services, etc. ) must be made in coordination with Information Services regardless of funding source (e.g. Information Services Funds, Department Funds, Grant Funds). This ensures optimal pricing and proper product specification so the technology works well in our environment and meets UP security standards. To start the purchasing process, submit an online Service Request form via our Tech Support Portal Service Catalog. Once we receive your purchase request ticket we will provide the following services:

  • Technical Consultation
  • Comparative Price Quotes
  • Order and Payment Processing
  • Equipment Prep and Delivery

We will meet with you to understand your technology needs and capture key information to help specify the right product. We will work with our vendor partners to provide competitive pricing. We will place your technology order once approved by the funding department and process payments including department charge backs when appropriate. Finally, we will prep your equipment once it arrives and deliver and install it for you.

PLEASE NOTE: It is especially important that ALL Apple devices be purchased using our UP account ID. This enables proper device onboarding to our campus systems. We are unable to support or manage Apple devices that have not been purchased via our department.

If you have any questions about technology purchasing at the University of Portland please contact the Technology Help Desk (, x7000) or the Controller's Office (

Please also reference the IS Technology Purchasing Policy and University Purchase Card guidelines regarding capital technology purchases.