For information on how UT Austin defines software, please visit the Business Contract Office webpage.
Software Purchase and Approval Flowcharts as detailed by the Business Contracts Office
New Software Purchase: This flow chart diagrams the process a department or individual must follow to make a new software purchase.
Renewal Software Acquisition: This flow chart diagrams the process a department or individual must follow to make a renewal purchase of software. A software renewal includes ongoing support and maintenance for existing software.
Business Contracts - Review of Software Acquisition: This flow chart diagrams Business Contracts’ internal process to review and approve a software acquisition. The diagrammed process begins when a user submits a Software Acquisition Review Form (SARF) and ends with approval and signature.
Please contact your Post-Award specialist for assistance on software purchasing. We strongly advice against paying for this item out of pocket and seeking reimbursement as it is not guaranteed and could be denied.