Technology Purchasing Compliance Pre-approved List

Pre-approved technology equipment

Pre-approved technology equipment and accessories listed below can be purchased using a ProCard in from approved vendors in CSUBuy

If you need computer device (desktop/laptop/tablet/printer) purchasing guidance, please refer to the Computer & Printer Purchasing for Staff & Faculty page before requesting a quote and moving ahead with your purchase to help you determine which product will meet your needs. Most devices are available for purchase with an educational  discount directly from Dell (Windows PC) and CDWG( Apple/Macintosh).  ITS will provide a quote from one of our approved vendors and ITS approval, as well as purchasing process guidance, if needed.

For sustainability purposes, ITS strives to meet the University's goal of purchasing equipment that is Energy Star and/or Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) rated by providing the pre-approved list of equipment and accessories below, where applicable.

Computer Accessories, Equipment, and Supplies

l of the items listed below are available, for discounted prices, in CSUBuy.  Click on the link, log in with your Humboldt credentials, and search for your product either on the main CSUBuy page or in the “tile” or “punchout” for a particular vendor (e.g. Amazon, Dell, CDWG, SHI). CSUBUY access is available to all faculty and staff via myHumboldt, and to request ProCard purchasing access in CSUBUY, please contact Contracts & Procurement in Strategic Business Services at CSUBUY purchase requests can also be routed to your department’s ProCard holder within CSUBUY. Not finding what you need?  Please submit a Technology Help Desk ticket, so we can help you find the right equipment. 

Please Note:

  • Any associated maintenance agreements must be sent to for review prior to purchase.
  • If you need technology purchasing guidance or assistance with configuring your equipment when it arrives, please contact the Technology Help Desk.
  • If you need assistance with ergonomics issues, please contact Risk Management and Safety.
  • If you have questions about the CSUBuy Marketplace itself, please visit the CSUBuy info page or contact Procurement at x3512 or

Supported Pre-Approved Technology

The following specific products may be purchased without additional ITS approval.  If the department is interested in purchasing products in these categories OTHER than the products listed, ITS approval is required through the submission of an ITAR. If you are not sure that you need to submit an ITAR, please submit a Help Desk ticket for guidance. 

  • Card/ID reader or swiper - IDTech MiniMag Magstripe IDMB-334112B.
  • Document Camera - Epson ELPDC21.
  • Dell WD22TB4 docking station - compatible with all Dell laptop models and Apple 14" and 16" Macbook Pro notebooks - available in the Dell punchout in CSUBuy.
  • Dell Monitors and other brand monitors (e.g. LG and Samsung) with standard HDMI and DisplayPort connections - Dell monitors can be purchased directly from the CSUBuy Dell punchout/tile - P2425H (24”) and P2725H (27”) are the most commonly used and sized monitors in labs and offices.  If you need any help determining if a non-Dell monitor adheres to standards, please open a Help Desk ticket requesting assistance.
  • Flatbed and desktop Scanners - Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600 - USB connection.

Pre-Approved Categories

Products in any of the below categories may be purchased without additional ITS approval.

  • Adapters/Cables (except network patch cables) - ITS can provide adapter and cable-compatible recommendations.  ITS can provide network patch cables to departments.
  • Batteries - except those associated with a laptop or UPS. ITS can provide a quote for a laptop replacement battery or UPS.
  • Cameras and video cameras - excluding video conferencing cameras.
  • Clickers - clickers and laser pointers - recommend Logitech products.
  • Computer Speakers - wired and Bluetooth.
  • Digital voice recorders - recommend OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS WS-883 Digital Voice Recorder - can be use with MS Word for transcription purposes.
  • DVD players - external optical drives used for CD and DVD playback/recording.
  • Headphones and headsets - recommend Logitech headsets with active noise-canceling (ANC), and the Dell WL5024 (over-the-ear) and WL7024 (over-the-ear) ANC headsets.
  • Mice/Trackballs/Track pads - wired and wireless, including ergonomic options.
  • Microphones - stand-alone microphones such as Shure and Blue Yeti, both wired and wireless.
  • PA Systems - power amplified speaker systems for larger events.
  • Toner cartridges - recommend HP genuine toner for HP printers and extended-life products.
  • SD cards for cameras - must not store non-image data.
  • Televisions -55", 56" and 75" Interactive TVs available from Dell punchout/tile in CSUBuy.  Samsung and LG smart TVs available from approved vendors in CSUBuy.
  • Speakerphone -recommend Dell SP3022 speakerphone with AI noise cancelling microphone.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) - recommend APC battery backups or UPS with Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) - recommended standard models: BR1000MS or BR1500MS2.
  • USB hubs - for additional standard USB and USB-C ports.
  • Webcams - recommend Logitech C930c and Brio 4K webcams, as well as Dell 2K/4K webcams.


At this time, no software titles have been pre-approved. All software purchases must be reviewed by ITS and Contracts and Procurement. Please submit an ITAR to request review and approval for new software licenses, renewals, and maintenance agreements.

Web applications and cloud services

Pre-approved campus standard cloud technology should be used whenever possible. The cloud computing services listed below have been pre-approved: