Purchase & Vendor Management

Provides consulting and advice related to IT purchases. Provides researching and sourcing vendors, obtaining quotes with pricing, capabilities, turnaround times, and quality of work, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships.

What's Included

  • Post-ordering follow-up with vendors (i.e. backorder issues or other delays)).
  • Vendor negotiations

What's Not Included

  • Accounting services.
  • Non-IT-related purchasing.
  • Setup and installation are handled by other CSE-IT services.

What You Need to Do

  • We make recommendations, but the responsibility for purchase decisions remains with persons authorized to approve the allocation of funds.
  • Email csehelp@umn.edu with your ITSC mentioned