Purchasing Software


If you are looking (or have found) an online service or tool you would like to use at UC Berkeley, there are a few things to consider before proceeding with the vendor directly. Campus has protocols and terms that are required for agreements with vendors. Starting off on the right path can avoid re-work and delays later.

The following information has been curated from different resources for your convenience.

If you are not able to utilize one of our Campus or System-Wide existing contracts, campus  purchasing has a process to purchase from outside vendors who meet your needs.

As an instructor, you can integrate any third-party tools to augment and supplement your instruction. Many of the most popular and frequently-used third party tools are formally licensed and supported by the campus. Using supported tools is strongly recommended and offers the following benefits, but you should also be aware of the pitfalls.