Information Technology Services, Purchasing and the Office of the General Counsel, collectively negotiate the best purchase price and best license situation for campus departments and individuals. The review works to further reduce the potential for undesired consequences and risks associated with the incorrect use of the purchased software or services by UI staff and or affiliates.

We are able to bypass the review process if at least one of these are true:

  • Trial use/versions of tools, submit after trial if you are moving forward
  • Under $10,000.00 cost
  • Free, Open Source or included with hardware at no additional costs

And if none of these risk factors are present:

  • Cloud based and/or off site storage features, cloud definition
  • Confidential Information
  • Vendor will be on campus
  • Signature is required
  • Over 500 users or open to the public
  • Required tool (class or departmental work)     
  • The tool has features that allows payments/credit card processing

Please work with your technology staff and have them submit this form.  Allow a minimum of several weeks to several months.  In order for us to review your submission, we will need the following: 

  •  Quote
  • Agreement (please include original agreement if your request is a renewal or the addition of new features to existing software)
  • Vendor contact name and email
  •  Security Review Form (required for all cloud based tools or tools with cloud and/or off site storage features)
  •  VPAT accessibility report or similar document (if over 500 users, tool required for class/department work or open to the public), more information


Request a Review (IT support persons should submit this) - Technology Review Form

Campus Support Contacts

To check your status or revise your request: > Indicate "My Inbox", Click on the item to see the update, look at the notes in the package and the Workflow. For more detailed instructions see my FAQs for instructions, regarding the status, how to edit, comment and attach docs in the workflow should be helpful. 

Technology Review Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and More Information

University of Iowa Offered Software and Technology Tools (already reviewed)

List of Reviewed Agreements