Limited Purchasing

Our ability to purchase from some common vendors, including Apple, is currently limited due to the ongoing Aggie Enterprise transition. We anticipate that purchasing capabilities will be restored by the end of February 2024.

Off-Contract Purchasing

Off-Contract Purchasing

Purchasing from vendors outside of UC- and UC Davis-contracted vendors is restricted.

If an item is available on-contract (e.g., from CDW-G, Dell, etc.), it must be at least $25 less from the off-contract vendor for us to consider purchasing it. That $25 includes tax, shipping and any processing fees from the off-contract.

All off-contract purchases are at the discretion of the IT director.

There is a blanket exception for categories of items that are not available on-contract (e.g., some software or web-based services sold directly by the manufacturer), but not for items with matching specifications (i.e., we won't purchase a make/model that's not available on-contact if there's an on-contract item meeting this policy with essentially the same specs that meets the $25 rule).