Be advised that the procurement of information technology systems and services often requires assessments be performed before approval for purchase can granted. These assessments are usually done by the Purchasing, Information Technologies, and Finance departments, and are undertaken to ensure the purchase complies with various federal, state and University requirements.
The assessments cover a range of issues, including:
- Purchasing contract vehicles and language
- Information security
- Technology accessibility
- Revenue handling and posting
The time required to perform these assessments can vary greatly. The assessment can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months or more to complete, depending on complexity and variety of issues the product/service will impact.
Please notify Purchasing, Information Technologies, and Finance as early as possible in your procurement process. The sooner these stakeholders know about your plans, the sooner they can begin their assessments, and notify you of how long it will take to complete each assessment.
Please be aware that the IT Project Approval form is available on SharePoint and requires your UMW credentials to access.
Click here to access the form.