Technology Acquisition

The Information Technology Division handles the procurement of all computer equipment for GVSU faculty and staff with university funds. The staff works to ensure that the equipment purchased is compliant with the latest policies, guidelines, and security features to meet the technology goals of the University. The Technology Acquisition Office has access to educational pricing through reliable vendors. Please contact the Technology Acquisition Office for current pricing, availability, and specifications.

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IT keeps many technology items in stock to allow for quick delivery.  Avoid supply chain delays and check out the website for a list of items currently in stock. 

The NEW technology acquisition policy allows technology transactions to be placed on a Grand Valley State University purchasing card if under $500 and it does not connect to the GVSU network nor consume, transmit or store GVSU data.

The Laker Marketplace in Allendale and Grand Rapids stock Apple and PC items that can be acquired online or in-store by using a GVSU purchasing card.

IT has many cables in stock. Avoid ordering the wrong cables by having an IT Services Technician evaluate technology to recommend the correct cable. Place an IT Services ticket for a cable evaluation. Email IT Technology Acquisition to check cable availability or order the appropriate cable from Cables2Go on a GVSU purchasing card.


Shipping Delay Notice

The ongoing pandemic has caused worldwide delays in shipping. These delays have affected the entire technology industry, particularly disrupting supply chains for retailers everywhere. The Technology Acquisition Office has not been spared from these disruptions, and as a result we are experiencing significant delays in order fulfillment and deliveries.

We are doing our best to accurately project the timelines for all orders, but the unpredictability in the global supply chain means that there is always a risk of orders being delayed beyond our estimations. To ensure that you receive your order in a timely fashion, we recommend that you place your order at least 5 to 7 weeks before you anticipate needing your product. At the time of quoting we’ll do our best to let you know projected ship dates when available.

We understand that it is not always possible to anticipate your technology needs but, when possible, doing so will dramatically increase the chances that you will not experience any additional delays in receiving your product.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time, and we are happy to follow up with you regarding any questions or concerns you have related to existing or future orders.



Page last modified October 18, 2022