Washington State University Computers and Software


Computer equipment, services, or software purchases under $10,000 (including tax and shipping) do not require competitive bidding. There are several state contract vendors for computer equipment. Departments may also order from non-contract vendors. 


To document specifications and pricing, obtain a quotation in writing from the sales representative or from the website of the contract vendor.
Quotes from contract vendor websites must include a quote number.


  • <$10000: order with a WSU Purchasing Card and include quotation with transaction documentation.  Department orders may also be issued for equipment, services, or software purchases less than $10000.
  • >$10000: attach quotation to Department Requisition, and route to Purchasing Services, mailcode 1020.  Please put quotation number in the Department Requisition description area.


Matthew Rivera  matthew.rivera@wsu.edu or 509-335-7819


Software purchases require  a completed information services review questionnaire. Please note that click thrus are considered contract agreements.


BPPM 70.24 Acquisition of Computer Equipment, Services, or Software provides detailed for purchasing instructions.


Kerry Johnson kerry_johnson@wsu.edu or 509-335-7818