Computer technology purchases

University Procurement Cards may not be used to purchase computer hardware and accessories. Procurement cards cannot be used at Apple Stores, or Best Buy.

Hardware expanding section

Before placing a purchase request review UWL's computer lifecycle management process(PDF). All campus technology hardware purchases should be made through the Campus Technology Purchasing page. By using this site you ensure your hardware is supported by ITS.

Software expanding section

All UWL owned computers are entitled to the following software (available for Macs andPCs)

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise x64 (Installed by ITS)
  • Microsoft Web Expression 4
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (or 2011 for Mac)
  • Microsoft Office Project 2013
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2013
  • IBM SPSS (statistical analysis) UW-La Crosse Statistical Consulting Center

Departments can purchase other software developed by Adobe, Autodesk, IBM SPSS, Microsoft, Nuance and more at reduced prices from the Wisconsin Integrated Software Catalog (WISC) at

Questions about WISC and the reduced cost licensing program? Please contact the DoIT help desk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at 608.264.4357


Software purchases $1,500 or less

University procurement cards may be used to purchase most computer software $1,500 or less.  For assistance prior to purchase, please contact your ITS Eagle Help Desk Dedicated Support Specialist. 

Software purchases more than $1,500

Contact your ITS Eagle Help Desk Dedicated Support Specialist who will develop the order.  An email will be sent from the ITS Business Manager requesting necessary approvals and funding.  An order confirmation from ITS will be sent after the order is placed.

Computer peripherals expanding section

Computer peripherals that are not available through ITS webpage, may be purchased through: