Software Procurement Process
Important Information to Understand
- All non-research software should be cleared by the Architectural Standards Review Board regardless of funding source (includes Foundation accounts). Reference the Procurement Policy on Administrative Systems
- Only designated individuals can agree to contracts on behalf of the university and all software licenses, including click-through agreements, are considered contracts. Normally, this will be your departmental fiscal tech for purchases under $5,000. Reference Purchasing Made Easy for more details regarding software purchases.
- Free and open source software still must be vetted through this process.
- Any agreement that avoids the formal review process, including click-through agreements, will be the responsibility of the individual making the agreement and not George Mason University.