Requesting a New Computer Purchase


How do I submit a request to purchase a new computer?


To request a New Computer Purchase, you must submit a University Device Request form to ITS. Below are some additional tips/guidelines for submitting this request:

  1.  Select the New Computer Purchase option from the "What will this device be used for?" drop-down menu.
    • A new computer purchase request should be used for a device that is not for a new-hire, replacing an existing device or or for a device not available in our standard device or gently-used device inventory. This option can also be used for department or grant-funded purchases for an employee secondary device. 
    • You will receive a quote from ITS via your ticket detailing the purchase price of the new device prior to an order being placed and the department being charged. 
  2. Would you like a laptop or desktop device?
    • Laptops are the standard university device for BGSU employees.
    • If you wish to purchase a desktop device, a business reason is required. Request is subject to review by ITS.
    • If you wish to purchase a custom computer (one not listed on this form) select the Custom option.
  3. Accessories are not included. To purchase accessories, review our Device & Accessory Purchasing Guidelines webpage.
    • Please note the Purchase Method column in this table. If University Device Request Form is listed, you may indicate the item you wish to purchase within this form in the non-standard accessories text field.
  4. Is this device for a remote-only employee?
    • If the employee does not have a physical office on campus and is 100% remote, select Yes.
    • Off-campus equipment delivery for faculty/staff (IE. remote staff) is the responsibility of the requestor's department. 
    • If Yes is selected, you must include an on-campus delivery location for the device. ITS will deliver the device and any additional accessories and instructions to this location. 
  5. Review the list of Standard Software to determine if additional software needs requested.
  6. Department Charge Code/Four-Digit Fund Code - This information is required and can be obtained from the requestor's supervisor or department administrative contact.
    • Please enter the codes for your department and not the example text included in the text field.
  7. Please indicate if the purchase is grant-funded. 
    • Grant-funded purchases must include a business purpose

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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