Welcome to Technical Purchasing! Our mission is to deliver value to Seattle University faculty and staff by providing accurate, cost effective, and up-to-date technological purchasing information. We work with users to understand their technology needs and act as an intermediary with vendors to gather pricing information, delivery times, and discount information. We strive to make the purchasing process as smooth as possible.
What Qualifies as a Technical Purchase?
Desktop, laptop computers and notebooks; computer accessories such as mice, keyboards, computer speakers, monitors, and docking stations; printers; fax machines*; scanners*; tablets such as iPads**; mobile phones**; and software licenses.
*Items that can be ordered through Technical Purchasing, but all troubleshooting must go through the vendor directly.
**Same as above and this type of item requires an authorization form. See "Resources and Forms" section below.
Items such as televisions, refrigerators, shredders, projectors, projector lamps, cameras, tripods, lights, microphones, equipment mounts, and printer toner are not ordered through Technical Purchasing.
How to Request a Quote and Place an Order
Many of our standard products and prices are already listed below. Please check these pages prior to submitting a quote request – in many cases you can simply print our pricing page(s) to use as a quote.
If you do not see the product(s) you need below, please fill out our online Quote Request Form. We will respond with your quote within 24-48 hours.
After you have received the quote, fill out the Purchase Requisition Form. Deliver the original and signed form with quote to our team in Engineering (ENGR) 600.
A few items to remember about purchase requisitions:
- ALL purchase requisitions need a quote in order to be processed. Purchase reqs received without a quote and/or signature will be returned.
- If you are ordering from more than one vendor you will need to submit separate purchase requisitions for each vendor.
- If the total cost for a product is over $5,000, a signature from the Associate Vice President for Finance is required.
Lead time for most products is 10-14 business days.
If you need more detailed information about the Technical Purchasing process, please read our Procedures and Important Information document.
Resources and Forms
To Obtain a Quote and Place an Order:
Standard Products (can be used as a quote):
Additional Information & Forms:
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Closed on holidays.
Hours and Contact Information
Campus Building: Engineering 600
Email: email@example.comPhone: 206-296-5550