The Fletcher School

Edwin Ginn Library & IT

Purchasing Technology

Guidelines for IT Purchases for Faculty and Staff

If you are using Fletcher monies or plan on installing purchased hardware or software on a Fletcher computer, you need to follow these guidelines. All work-related software and hardware purchases should be approved by Fletcher IT staff to ensure that all applications conform to University software/hardware standards, and are purchased at the best possible price and through approved vendors. In some cases we may already have a license and the software can be downloaded free of charge.

All software must be purchased in compliance with applicable University licenses. We are legally obliged to maintain software and need to track this information for audit purposes.

Any individual who makes an unapproved hardware or software purchase, and/or one that does not comply with university policy and purchasing guidelines, runs the risk of not being reimbursed and not being supported by Tufts University staff.

If you have any questions, please contact IT@Fletcher.

Personal Tecnology and Discounts

Tufts University has partnered with various IT vendors to provide faculty, students, and staff with educational discounts for hardware and software. More information about these discounts can be found at: