Approvals for Information Technology Spending
To: TRaC Representatives
From: Office of Information Technology
Subject: Approvals for Information Technology Spending
As outlined in the May 6, 2020, Manager Memo from Executive Vice President Tallman Trask III, Duke University now requires approval for all information technology-related purchases, including software, hardware, web development or web hosting, consulting and cloud-based services.
These spending controls have been established to address the economic challenges stemming from the pandemic. The Office of Information Technology has developed a new request form described on the IT Procurement website to help facilitate an easy and efficient process. This site includes more details and instructions for IT-related purchase requests.
Express approval (within 30 minutes) will be issued for purchases under $2,500 and for purchases using sponsored research funds and/or faculty discretionary funds. All other purchase requests will be processed as they come in and should receive a response within 48 hours.
Please ensure your IT support groups are aware of this process and coordinate as appropriate for any current or future IT-related purchases. If you have questions, please contact our team at the following email address email@example.com. Thank you.