Quotes

Features

The Office of Technology assists in evaluating needs and ensuring the technology requested will fulfill those needs. Prior to purchasing any technology items (hardware or software), the Office of Technology is available for consultation to ensure that the purchase or existing quote is compatible with the University’s current technical infrastructure. The Office of Technology will evaluate current and future needs in order to develop an overall strategy that will meet both the department’s and the University’s goals. Working closely with contracted vendors and available University resources, the Office of Technology will ensure the overall solution is the best value while maintaining standards of performance and quality.

Purchasing Technology – Request a Quote

  1. Contact the Technology Service Desk 940-898-3971servicedesk@twu.edu, or submit a request by clicking Request Service on this page.
  2. The request will be evaluated in accordance with the Technology Governance policy. If the request requires integration or access to TWU systems, a project request will be submitted and will be evaluated by the Office of Technology. Depending on the scope of the project, the project request and governance processes may take several weeks. The Office of Technology will keep requestors updated on the process as the request moves through governance stages.
  3. Technology will undergo a risk assessment and a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT, an ADA-compliance check), as required by the State of Texas. Once there is a VPAT or a VPAT exception form on file, a request for a quote will be sent to our vendor(s). 
  4. If the technology does not require integration, the quote and risk assessment will be delivered to the requestor after the risk assessment step. If a project request was submitted, the project is either approved or denied at the end of the governance process. After project approval, the quote and risk assessment are delivered to the requestor.
  5. After receiving the quote, follow the Purchasing Guidelines established by TWU Procurement.
  6. If applicable, item(s) will be shipped to TWU’s Resource Planning and Assets Department and will be tagged and placed into the University’s and the State of Texas' inventory systems.
  7. When technology is delivered, please submit a ticket through the Technology Service Desk to request set-up, configuration, and/or installation of software. If integration is required, project tasks will be scheduled in accordance with project scope.

Technology Already Purchased - Request Integration, Software Implementation, Access to Systems

  1. Contact the Technology Service Desk 940-898-3971servicedesk@twu.edu, or submit a request by clicking Request Service on this page. Please attach or provide available technology integration documentation.
  2. A project request will be submitted and will be evaluated by the Office of Technology. The request will be evaluated in accordance with the Technology Governance policy. Depending on the scope of the project, the project request and governance processes may take several weeks. The Office of Technology will keep requestors updated on the process as the request moves through governance stages.
  3. Technology will undergo a risk assessment and a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT, an ADA-compliance check), as required by the State of Texas.
  4. At the end of the governance process, the requestor will be notified if the project request was approved or denied.
  5. After approval, the risk assessment is delivered to the requestor and project tasks will be scheduled in accordance with project scope.

Who can use it

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Learn more

For a visual representation of the before-mentioned processes, please see the files attached to this service.

Cost

Typically, the department or component is responsible for all purchasing costs once the quote is obtained and the bid approved.

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