September 23-24, 2004


ITEM 124-2008-R0904                Authorization to Expend Computer Fees; Montana State University-Bozeman


THAT:                                       The Board of Regents of Higher Education hereby authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to expend Student Computer Fee funds for the following projects.  The total cost of purchases is $465,265.00.


EXPLANATION:                        In accordance with Board of Regents Computer Fee Policy 940.23, Expenditure of Computer Fees for projects in excess of $25,000 requires authorization by the Board of Regents.  The proposed purchases include the following:


College/Dept                            Project                                     Amount


Arts/Arch.                                 Hardware                                 $  26,650

Civil Eng.                                   Hardware/Software                       63,370

Computer Sci.                           Hardware                                     56,082

Elect. & Comp. Eng.                  Hardware                                     26,898

ITC                                           Hardware                                   177,793

ITC                                           Maint. Consumables                     56,645

ITC                                           Facilities Services                        29,827

Chemistry                                 Hardware                                     28,000

                                                Total:                                      $465,265


Allocations were based on unanimous recommendations by the Computer Allocation Committee.  The Committee is comprised of faculty, students and administrators.