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Technology Purchasing Guidelines

Items that can be purchased without consulting the Office of Technology Services

The following items may usually be ordered by CHS Faculty or Staff without consulting the Office of Technology Services. Regardless of the request, any item over $250 requires consultation with Office of Technology Services prior to purchase. 

Computer Accessories

  • CPU and Monitor Stands
  • Keyboard Drawers
  • Keyboard Platforms
  • Media Cleaning Products
  • Media Organizers
  • Monitor Accessories
  • Monitor Arms
  • Monitor Risers
  • Mouse Pads
  • Mouse Platforms
  • PC Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies
  • Screen Filters - Glare
  • Screen Filters - Privacy
  • Speakers
  • Stands - Office Machines
  • Stands - Printer
  • Tool Kits
  • Wrist Rests

Memory and Data Media

  • Blu Ray Disc-R Media
  • CD-R Media
  • CD-RW Media
  • Cleaning Kits
  • Diskettes
  • DVD-R Media
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD-RW Media
  • Flash Drives

Items that require consulting with the Office of Technology Services before purchase

The following items may only be ordered after consulting with the Office of Technology Services. If you need an item from these categories, please contact OTS. 

Cables, Hubs, and Switches

  • CAT5 Cabling
  • CAT6 Cabling
  • Coaxing Cables
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Firewire
  • Serial Cables
  • USB Cables
  • USB Hubs
  • VGA and DVI Monitor Cables

Computer Components

  • RAM

Input Devices

  • Digital Pens
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Touchpads
  • Trackballs

Multimedia

  • Headsets
  • Microphones

Power Accessories

  • Surge Protector
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Items that must be purchased by the Office of Technology Services

The following items may only be ordered by the Office of Technology Services. If you need an item from these categories, please contact OTS.

Cables, Hubs, and Switches

  • KVM Cables
  • KVM Switches
  • Parallel Printer Cables
  • Router Cables
  • SCSI Cable

Computer Components

  • Motherboard
  • Power Supplies
  • Processors
  • Upgrades

Computers

  • All-in-Ones
  • Desktops
  • Handheld PCs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets

Memory

  • Hard Drives

Monitors

  • Monitors

Multimedia

  • Projector Accessories
  • Projectors

Networking

  • Access Points
  • Adapters
  • Antennas
  • Hubs

Scanners

  • Scanners
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