The Office of State Purchasing has delegated certain purchasing authority to colleges and universities for telecommunications equipment and services. Effective July 1, 1996, the Office of Telecommunications Management delegated to colleges and universities the authority to develop and review technical specifications for telecommunications equipment and services commensurate with their existing purchasing authority and in accordance with the current Governor's Executive Order for "Small Purchases", for specific telecommunications supplies, equipment, and services with specific exceptions.
Click for a list of supplies, equipment, and services which are not included in the delegation:
All requisitions for items on this list must receive prior written approval from the Office of Telecommunications Management before a purchase is made.
OTM has determined that some items require little or no technical expertise to develop specifications. Click for second list of supplies, equipment, and services which are included in the delegation:
- Desk sets, 1-2-3 line
- Cordless phones
- Conference phones
- Dialing and Answering apparatus
- Additions to EKS and PBX systems
These items may be purchased without prior written approval from OTM in accordance with procedures used for obtaining other types of commodities.
If there is any uncertainty regarding the need for OTM approval or if your office needs to purchase a telecommunications item that does not appear on either list, then contact Southeastern's Basic Computing Services Dept (2138) for assistance in contacting OTM.