Computers, Software, and Peripherals

Shopper’s Guide > Fundamentals of Procurement > How to Buy Goods

In cooperation with Information Services & Technology, Sourcing & Procurement maintains the University’s Apple and PC standards. This standardization lowers the total cost of ownership through reduced support costs. It encourages collaboration and efficiency between all BU IT support staff as more and more departments support the same standards and develop a greater body of knowledge about the same models. Standardization allows your department to leverage the buying power of the entire University.

For departmental purchases, please do not use the the vendors’ public retail websites. These sites are not specific to Boston University; prices may be higher, shipping may be charged, and taxes will be applied.

For personal purchases please visit the IT Help Center’s Personal Purchase Page.

How to Purchase

All standards can be purchased through the Boston University’s hosted catalog collection, the BU Terrier Marketplace.

BU PC Standards PC Standards
Lenovo notebooks, desktops, monitors, and accessories.
Click here to view PC Standards
BU Apple Standards Apple Standards
Apple notebooks, desktops, and iPads.
Click here to view Apple Standards
Accessories and Software Accessories & Software
Accessories, peripherals, supplies, and software.
Click here to learn how to buy.
Adobe and Microsoft BU Licensing Adobe & Microsoft Licensing
Adobe and Microsoft licensing for university departments.
Click here to learn how to buy.