Device & Accessory Purchasing Guidelines

Please note: due to a global chip shortage, Dell has reported that lead times for devices, monitors and certain accessories may be delayed by up to two months.

Computers and specific peripheral devices should be purchased directly through ITS using the forms indicated below. However, most small office equipment and accessories can be purchased through Falcons Purch.

Please use the table below to determine the proper method for making your purchase.

If purchasing through Amazon you will receive he following message:

Certain technology purchases need to be made through the IT department. 

Please review the Device and Accessory Purchasing Guidelines here: https://www.bgsu.edu/its/support/udevice/device-accessory-purch.html

Please be sure to review the table on this page to ensure you are using the appropriate purchase process.

Please review our Delivery of Equipment Purchased Through ITS article for more information about the delivery of purchased items.

ITS Device & Accessory Purchases

Device/AccessoryPurchase Method
Details
Computer/LaptopUniversity Device Request FormStandard devices include: Dell laptop, Apple Macbook Air & Apple MacBook Pro. Additional information and device specs are available on our University Devices webpage.
Fujitsu OnBase ScannerUniversity Device Request Form 
Monitor(s)University Device Request Form24” Dell monitor (ITS standard model).
iPadUniversity Device Request Form

Select Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.

Engraving of department name is discouraged, as it can add a month or more of lead time

eReaderUniversity Device Request FormSelect Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.
Android Tablet
University Device Request FormSelect Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.
PrinterOffice Printer Request  
TVDesign & Construction Project Request FormFor Four Wind/Digital Sign requests, please refer to the "Four Winds/Digital Sign" section of this table.
TV Mount
Design & Construction Project Request Form 
ProjectorDesign & Construction Project Request Form 
Wired KeyboardFalcons Purch 
Wireless KeyboardFalcons Purch 
Wired Mouse
Falcons Purch 
Wireless Mouse
Falcons Purch 
Tablet CoverFalcons Purch 
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)Falcons Purch 
USB Thumb/Flash DriveFalcons Purch 
External Storage Drive
Falcons PurchPurchases of over $250.00 should be requested using the University Device Request form.
Computer PartsUniversity Device Request FormSelect Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.
Conference/Hybrid Teaching TechnologyFalcons PurchPurchases of over $250.00 should be requested using the University Device Request form.
Bluetooth HeadsetFalcons PurchPurchases of over $250.00 should be requested using the University Device Request form.
Wacom Drawing Tablet
Falcons PurchNon-Wacom tablets may not be supported on University devices.
Desktop Computer Power CordUniversity Device Request FormThis item is typically in stock and offered free of charge; select Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.
Ethernet Cables (10' or less)University Device Request FormThis item is typically in stock and offered free of charge; select Device Add On/Accessory followed by Other for device type. Detail your request in the Additional Notes section.
Laptop Computer Power Cord/Charger

Falcons Purch

If purchasing via Falcons Purch, please reference our University Device Adapters/Power Cords article.
Laptop Display AdapterFalcons PurchHDMI cable, HDMI to mini display adapter, etc.
Docking StationUniversity Device Request FormSelect Device Add On/Accessory and Docking Station for device type.
Four Winds/Digital SignFour Winds/Digital Sign Request Form 
Printer Ink/TonerContact ComDocFor non-ComDoc printers use Falcons Purch.

ITS does not recommend the use of Chromebooks because they are not compatible with many academic and enterprise applications.