UW-Superior departments and offices are required to use vendors under state contract 15-20400-505 to purchase certain brands of equipment. The equipment categories include multimedia, batteries, cables, expansion cards, input devices, computer drives, computer monitors, computer memory, motherboards, computer storage, projectors, processors, scanners, tapes and CDs, PDAs, and power protection. The state contract is specific to the listed brands. If the product and brand you need is listed, you must purchase from one of the five contract vendors listed below.
All purchases need to be approved by the Technology Helpdesk prior to purchasing to ensure compatibility with computer systems and compliance with State policy.
- MNJ Technologies
- AVI Midwest
WISC, the University of Wisconsin System's software cooperative, offers discounted pricing on many commonly used software products. University offices may create a WISC account and purchase directly using a department procard. Department should contact the Technology Helpdesk for purchase approval of software that is not listed on the WISC site.
Server Hosting Service
Technology Services provides a fee based physical and virtual server hosting service for campus departmental needs. These servers will reside in the University’s Data Center. Technology Services will perform backups, manage operating system upgrades and patches and coordinate the resolution of hardware and/or software problems. If applicable, a designee within your department must provide support of applications or databases that will reside on these servers.
All requests and/or changes to existing servers must be submitted to the Technology Services Helpdesk where they will be reviewed and scheduled by a campus system administrator. All hardware, software, and licensing must be obtained and delivered at least thirty days prior to planned implementation.
If a physical server is required, a campus system administrator can work with our contracted server hardware vendor to provide a quote for hardware to match any requirements set forth. Physical server, application software and operating systems will be supported for the duration of their support life cycle at which time they will need to be replaced.
To request this server, please fill out and submit the Server Request Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org at which time Technology Services staff will review the request and respond within 10 business days. You may want to ask your software vendor to assist you with populating this form or our IT team can help you fill out the form. Email email@example.com to request that assistance.