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Technical Purchasing

Welcome to Technical Purchasing! Our mission is to deliver value to Seattle University faculty and staff by providing accurate, cost effective, and up-to-date purchasing information. We work with users to understand their technology needs and act as an intermediary with vendors to gather pricing information, delivery times, and discount information. We strive to make the purchasing process as smooth as possible.

What Qualifies as a Technical Purchase?

Desktop and laptop computers, mice, keyboards, monitors, laptop docking stations, printers**, printer maintenance kits, fax machines*, scanners*, tablets such as iPads**, University approved mobile phones**, and limited software licenses. 

*After purchase, troubleshooting must go through the vendor directly.

**Troubleshooting must go through the vendor and this type of purchase requires approval from the CIO.

Items such as external hard drives, web cams, computer speakers, televisions, refrigerators, shredders, projectors, projector lamps, cameras, tripods, lights, microphones, equipment mounts, ethernet adapters, label printers, printer toner and software maintenance renewals are not ordered through Technical Purchasing. 

How to Request a Quote and Place an Order

Please fill out our online Quote Request Form. We will respond with your quote within 24-48 hours. 

After you have received the quote, fill out the Purchase Requisition Form. Deliver the original, signed form with the quote to our team in Engineering (ENGR) 600. 

A few items to remember about purchase requisitions:
  1. ALL purchase requisitions need a quote in order to be processed. Purchase reqs received without a quote and/or signature will be returned. 
  2. If you are ordering from more than one vendor you will need to submit separate purchase requisitions for each vendor.
  3. If the total cost for a product is over $5,000, a signature from the Associate Vice President for Finance is required.

Lead time for most products is 10-14 business days. 

Resources and Forms

To Obtain a Quote and Place an Order:

Standard Products:

Additional Information & Forms: 

Hours and Contact Information

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Closed on holidays. 
Campus Building: Engineering 600
Phone: 206-296-5550 


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