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Hardware and Software Procurement Fees

Software Fee

In 2004, a Software Advantage Program fee was instituted in order to recover the expense of the Campus Agreement with the Microsoft Corporation and the expense of other software purchased by Computer Services for the University Community. A fee of $90 will be charged to each new computer purchased by departments to the FOAPAL designated on each Purchase Order. The fees are collected on a monthly basis via Journal Entry Transfer (JET).

Computer Services is dedicated to providing the Temple University community with up-to-date technology resources and assuring compliance with all software licensing arrangements. Continuing this commitment, we have negotiated a Campus Agreement with the Microsoft Corporation to provide the latest versions of the most popular software programs for installation on all University Faculty and Staff computers, as well as in our computer labs. This Campus Agreement covers Microsoft Office, Microsoft Operating Systems and Updates, Exchange, SMS and SharePoint Client Access Licenses (CALs). The licenses provided by this agreement represent the majority of Microsoft licenses used each year. Computer Services will pay the annual cost of the Campus Agreement.

Other software site licenses included in the fee are: Symantec Antivirus, Fortres, and Red Hat Linux.

Please note that all other Microsoft licenses, such as Windows Server, must be purchased in TUmarketplace via the SHI Punch-out. Departments are responsible for obtaining legal software licenses and maintaining records for software license acquisitions that are not included in the MS Desktop Bundle.

Recycle Fee

The Computer Recycling Center funds its operations by collecting a recycle fee on all computer equipment newly purchased by the university. This Advanced Recovery Fee (ARF) is collected via Journal Entry Transfer (JET) on a monthly basis based on Purchase Orders that been submitted through TUmarketplace.

The new equipment purchase Recycle Fee structure is:

Computer System (CPU and monitor) $50
Computer (CPU Only) $25
Monitor $25
Laptop $50
Printer $10

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