ITS purchases and provides complete support for a standard suite of software that meets the needs of most community members. The suite is divided into applications that are automatically installed on all USF-owned computers and are charged to the central USF software account. Other applications are supported by ITS and installation CDs are maintained, but licenses and upgrades must be paid for by the department, school or college.
Non-standard software and applications not supplied or upgraded by ITS must be purchased by your division/school/college unless the purchase is required by ITS without sufficient notice for the expense to be budgeted. Purchases required due to operating system upgrades (whether through the Replacement Program or on request) must be planned for and funded by your division/school/college.
ITS support for non-standard software is limited to basic installation and compatibility issues.
GovConnection is our vendor of choice for most applications. Please see the USF GovConnection website and click on the links for prices of Adobe, FileMaker or Microsoft software. For prices of other software, please contact Eric Hadler, our GovConnection sales rep, at 888-763-8627 x4162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find a vendor with a lower price, you may use that vendor.
To make a purchase, submit a standard USF purchase requisition form to Purchasing, Hayes Healy Lower Level. For GovConnection purchases, please use the following vendor information:
450 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
Attention: Eric Hadler
Include the email address of the person receiving the software and his/her contact information in the "Special Instructions from Department" section. Purchasing will contact other vendors to ensure the best price. If you have questions about this process, please email email@example.com.
Besides purchasing a license, you may wish to purchase CD media, documentation or a maintenance agreement (for upgrades during the period selected). Many applications are downloadable at the time of purchase, but you can usually purchase an extended download option. Some applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite, are available on a web-based subscription basis.
Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you would like ITS to install the software for you. You will need to have your license available when the technician arrives. If you purchase CD media and install software yourself, you must be able to prove that your department owns as many copies as it has installed.
If you would like a technical recommendation, please feel free to contact the ITS Help Desk.
Personal Software Purchases
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