The purchase of any published book, periodical or technical pamphlet is exempt from the Procurement Code using the exemption noted below regardless of dollar threshold.
Copyrighted educational materials such as films, slides, databases, computer programs, etc... that are only available from the company providing the service or information are also exempt from the Procurement Code using the exemption noted below regardless of dollar threshold.
In both instances, be sure you are adhering to the strict language noted above. For example, copyrighted items that are NOT going to be used for educational purposes are NOT exempt. If a purchase is not exempt, refer to the Decision Tree link below for further guidance.
To place an order for these items, be sure to place a PO via buyWays or use a p-card. If any type of contract or agreement with the supplier for purchases >$2,500 requires signature, be sure to obtain the signature of the University Procurement Director, regardless if an exemption applies or not.