Question: “What services and technology items need to be approved by the District Technology Department prior to purchase?”
The answer to the above question is: Technology items needing approval are any items designed to run on or work with an existing computer, electronic device, or connection to the district/site computer or telephone networks.
This includes any item that is attached to (internally, externally, or wireless), or installed on (all software including web based) an existing piece of equipment or device.
All technology items must be approved prior to any purchase (on-line orders, purchases made on existing open PO’s, etc.) regardless of the funding source.
Certain technology items must be checked for compatibility and interoperability with the District’s computer and network systems prior to purchase to avoid or minimize incompatibilities and problems and/or delays when received and installed.
It is for the purpose of attempting to deploy the right product the first time that the Technology Purchasing Process and the Technology Recommended/Approved Devices List have been established.
To streamline and make this process as simple as possible,already established and negotiated prices will be used to purchase the most common items requiring approval. This list will be compiled in conjunction with the Site Technology Coordinators group. Every item on this list will be verified to work in our environment and is considered acceptable for purchase from the specified vendor only. The District Technology Department will maintain a current list and make it available to all personnel that are interested. Items that are not on the Technology Approved Devices List must follow the established approval method described in the Technology Purchasing Process.
LIST OF ITEMS REQUIRING OR NOT REQUIRING TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT APPROVAL