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Standardized Office Equipment & Software

The “Strategic Sourcing” initiative was implemented by SUNY in an effort to increase efficiencies at each campus. SUNY Canton has the ability to generate cost savings by better utilizing NYS Contract pricing, participating in aggregate purchasing efforts, and streamlining technical support and maintenance procedures.

This effort applies to all purchases made by all SUNY Canton academic and support areas, Grant requests that include electronics and classroom updates.  Any non-standard equipment you currently possess can be used until end-of-life.  At that time, a standard option will be available as a replacement.

Implementation of this initiative will take effect immediately and all electronic equipment purchased for SUNY Canton will adhere to a standardized model.  This standardization will include:

  • Copiers and MFUs
  • Department and personal printers
  • Desktop and Laptop computers
  • Classroom instruction technology

Per SUNY Canton’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures, all software, hardware and computer purchases need to be coordinated through IS.

Standardized department and personal printer options can be found on the SUNY Canton IS website at http://www.canton.edu/it/. We encourage you to first consider using the multi-function unit in your area before procuring a stand-alone printer. Any request for a printer needs a justification submitted with the requisition. As a reminder, these machines cannot be purchased with a P-Card. 

Desktop printers are not meant for large or color print jobs. You can access the copiers in FOB2 should you have a high volume of B&W printing. We encourage the use of the Potsdam Print Shop for large volume, color and special print jobs.

Desktop and Laptop computers are standardized at SUNY Canton. Dell e-Quotes can be found on the IS website at http://www.canton.edu/it/ and need to be submitted, or referenced, with your requisition. To take advantage of the aggregate purchasing incentives available, SUNY Canton is limiting computer purchases to two (2) times per year. This will typically be at the end of spring semester (May) and at the end of fall semester (December.) IS can provide temporary devices and accessories in the interim for new hires if one is not available for them.

Classroom Instructional Technology is streamlined between SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam to obtain savings through combined purchasing power. If you are considering some type of software or technical device for your department please submit your proposal to IS for review and action. Please note that this can take some time to coordinate and act on, so please plan accordingly.

Desktop Printers

Desktop printers have no maintenance coverage on them. Consider the age and the initial cost of the machine before placing a service call. Machines can be serviced by one of the following certified technicians:
The Store Computer Center – (315) 788-8830
Advanced Business Systems – (315) 788-7989

Office of Procurement
SUNY Canton
French Hall
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-7555
Fax: (315) 386-7925