How Do I Buy...


Procurement Agent(s):
Jason Utz
Jake Miller
Jamie Albertsen


ISU has contracts with both Apple and Dell for computers. Laptop and desktop computer purchased for use by campus personnel or using campus funds can be obtained from TechCyte or by accessing the Bookstore’s Apple Education Site or the ISU Dell Site or by contacting your IT support for assistance. No central university support will be available for units purchased from non-contracted suppliers.

Because of inventory and contract issues, the ISU Purchaing Card cannot be used to purchase computers or parts to assemble computers. Requests for computers that are not purchased through cyBUY or TechCYte must be approved by your department IT and then routed to Procurement Services for processing on a non-catalog requisition.

Procurement Procedure:

To find the best way to procure the goods or services in this category,
please answer each of the following questions by clicking [yes] or [no].

Is the brand of computer you want to purchase Apple, or Dell?

[yes] [no]

Utilize cyBUY for Dell purchases or contact TechCyte for assistance in purchasing a Dell computer.

For Apple, contact TechCyte.

Create a non-catalog requisition in Workday with any accompanying information about the requested purchase to Procurement Services (i.e. order form, quote, email from supplier, etc.). If you need assistance creating a non-catalog requisition in Workday, email the information to