Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Hardware/Software Review Process

Information & Instructions about the Review Process for Departmental Purchases

Information Technology Services will review non-standard technology purchases for the purpose of ensuring that your departmental purchase will effectively be compatible with Loyola's environment.  Read the University Hardware & Software Acquisition Policy here.

In order to effectively review your needs, please provide the following information on the form:

  • Please explain the benefits over the standard configuration.
  • Will the item be connected to the network?
  • Are you requesting ITS assistance in installing or supporting the product?
  • Are you purchasing a warranty for service and support?
  • Is training required?
  • Does a contract need to be signed for this purchase? If so, has the contract been reviewed in accordance with the Contract Policy?
  • Have you already contacted the vendor about this purchase? If so, please provide the name and contact information.

When the review is complete, ITS will notify you via e-mail. A copy of the completed review will also be sent to the purchasing department. You do not need to wait for the ITS review to be completed before submitting a purchase requisition, but the Purchasing Department will not process the request until the review is finished.

Faculty requesting network-based software for student or classroom use should also submit a Request for Installation of Instructional Software Form (PDF).

If you have questions about this form or the review process, please contact the Help Desk at 8-4ITS.  You can also e-mail hw-sw-purchases@luc.edu, for assistance.


Whenever possible, Loyola purchases only Energy Star certified equipment and makes every attempt to choose EPEAT silver or gold-certified desktops, laptops, printers and monitors. We encourage all Loyola students, staff and faculty to consider sustainable information technology equipment.