The University has signed up to the Microsoft Campus Agreement. The cost of the Campus Agreement has been centrally funded, allowing University departments to rent a range of Microsoft software for staff for the period of the Agreement. The licence cost has been met by the agreement; only media and manuals need to be purchased where necessary. Part numbers and costs are available via the documents referenced below.
The current Select Agreement allows University departments to buy a range of Microsoft software. With the Select Agreement a licence must be purchased before any software can be installed.
Software Assurance (maintenance)
Media for Campus software
Media for OS / Server software (not covered by Campus)
Media for other software
Please read the rest of these notes before you order for the first time.
Who Can Order Through The Campus / Select Agreements?
Ordering through the Select Agreement is available for software intended for installation on University computers, for work purposes. Sales to students, or to individual members of staff for private purposes, are not permitted. The student or member of staff then deals directly with the supplier, Civica.
What And How To Order
For software covered by the Campus agreement only installation media (CDs) need to be ordered.
For software covered by the Select agreement a license and installation media (CDs) need to be ordered.
Licences are abstract while CDs and Manuals (Media) are physical. You may be ordering several licences, but only need one media set. You may be ordering several licences but need no media since you already possess it from an earlier order.
Licences and media are treated separately, each with their own distinct order form. Media are sent out by internal mail once they are received - no stock is kept.
The two order forms are the Microsoft Select Software Licence Order Form (PDF document), for obtaining software licences, and the Microsoft Campus / Select Media Order Form (PDF document), for obtaining documentation and physical media to perform the installation. Installation of the software requires a licence for each copy installed, and you will need a copy of the media to perform the installation.
The ordering point for Select items is IT Sales