Departmental Computer Purchasing

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Departmental Computer Purchasing

The Office of Information Technology works very closely with our contracted computer vendor partners to provide the best educational pricing available on business-class quality equipment to meet the security needs on campus.

STARS Rating

Sustainability is important at SIU and we take pride in our STARS rating. As such, it is preferred that all computers, peripherals, and other electronic devices purchased by SIU be Energy Star rated/qualified with a Gold, Silver, or Bronze rating by the EPEAT registry whenever possible. Learn more about our STARS rating.

If you are purchasing a departmental device using university funds (whether local, state, grant or any other type of non-personal funding) please follow the steps below.

1. Obtain a quote for the desired product from SIU’s Dell Premier Page.

Note: If you do not have a log in for the “Southern Illinois University Shopper” group, contact the Office of Information Technology's Business Office at

2. Add desired products to the online cart and “Save as E-quote”. The equote will be emailed to you. Keep in mind, the minimum standard specifications that IT has in place for campus.

3. Fill out the Computer Request Form and get appropriate signatures.

Note: A Fiscal Officer or delegate must sign all order requests.  Per current procurement policy on campus, orders over $10,000 must be signed by a Vice Chancellor and orders over $100,000 must be signed by the Chancellor.

4. Send completed forms to Office of Information Technology's Business Office via email ( or fax: 618-453-3000.