[wp-edu] State purchasing requirements

Tim Owens genial at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 12:58:16 UTC 2012

We ran into exactly this same situation with a faculty member trying to
purchase a Vimeo Plus subscription a few weeks ago. Our purchasing
department was in talks with the Attorney General to come to a resolution
on it but as of yet we haven't found a resolution. We're in Virginia by the

Tim Owens
University of Mary Washington

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Daniel Spillers <djspillers at ualr.edu>wrote:

> Have any public institutions out there had any difficulty purchasing
> online services like Akismet due to state contract regulations that
> prevent terms like adjudication in another state? If so, were you able
> to find a legal solution that allowed you to purchase the service?
> This would also apply to plugins, backup services, or any other small
> Internet service that rightly doesn't have the resources to hire a
> lawyer for each customer?
> djs
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