Name: Effective: Supersedes: 619.02 Software Requests/Personal Computer 11/02/05 04/01 SOFTWARE REQUESTS/PERSONAL COMPUTER a. Personal computer applications are available from various vendors. Quotations from the State of Alabama contract (Joint Purchase Agreement) is available from the MIS Office. Purchases from sources other than the state contract should be made through the bookstore in order to comply with competitive bid laws. b. In order to improve efficiency in sharing information, the institution will use a standard software application suite. This standard suite of applications will be the latest version of the standard office application suite in use by businesses..