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Non-Standard Hardware & Software Purchases
A Non-Standard Hardware & Software Form must be completed for purchases that include any of the following:
- Software for which the purchaser, department chair, dean, or vice president explicitly requests a review.
- Software that requires a signed contract or agreement that is different from an end user license agreement (EULA).
- Custom software created by an outside vendor explicitly for a UND purchaser.
- Off-the-shelf application software that is modified by an outside vendor explicitly for a UND purchaser.
- Upgrades, renewals, and support of the above.
- Hardware, software, or apps that stores or has integration with sensitive or confidential information.
- The purchase is for a server.
- The purchase is above $5,000.
- Electronic resources. Note: If none of the above apply to the electronic resources purchase, the only requirement is review by CILT & CIO. For approval, email the information to UND.software@UND.edu.
The department requesting the purchase is responsible for contacting General Counsel for review and approval of contracts or agreements prior to submitting the form. Once complete, submit the form and documentation to UND.software@UND.edu.
SERVICE & SOFTWARE ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
All services and software developed, purchased, upgraded, or renewed for the use of University of North Dakota will comply with all applicable University policies, Federal and State Laws and regulations including but not limited to the accessibility guidelines set forth by the following:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
- Section 508
- VPAT - Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
Software - Instructions that tell a computer what to do. Software is the entire set of programs, procedures, and routines associated with the operation of a computer system, including the operating system. Two main types of software are system software, which controls a computer's internal functioning, and application software, which directs the computer to execute commands that solve practical problems. A third category is network software, which coordinates communication between computers linked in a network.
Off-the-shelf Software - Available for sale from a store, not specifically designed or custom-made.
Click-through Software - A click wrap agreement (also known as a "click through" agreement or click wrap license) is a common type of agreement often used in connection with software licenses. Such forms of agreement are mostly found on the Internet, as part of the installation process of many software packages, or in other circumstances where agreement is sought using electronic media.
App - An abbreviation for application. An app is a piece of software. It can run on the Internet, on your computer, or on your phone or other electronic device. The word "app" is a more modern usage, but this is really the same thing as a program.
End User License Agreement (EULA) - A legal contract between a software application author or publisher and the user of that application. The EULA, often referred to as the "software license," is similar to a rental agreement; the user agrees to pay for the privilege of using the software and promises the software author or publisher that he or she will comply with all restrictions stated in the EULA. The user is asked to indicate they that "accept" the terms of the EULA by opening the shrink wrap on the application package, breaking the seal on the CD case, sending a card back to the software publisher, installing the application, executing a downloadable file, or by simply using the application. The user can refuse to enter into the agreement by returning the software product for a refund or clicking "I do not accept" when prompted to accept the EULA during an install.
Hardware – Any physical electronic device.
Server - A computer, device, or program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network. Types include print servers, file servers, network servers, and database servers. Computers that share resources with a client machine are considered servers.