You can of course purchase IT products and services yourself, but this takes a lot of time, knowledge, and money. You can also make use of one of SURF's purchasing options. We collate the demand and need at the institutions and purchase software and hardware on that basis. This will of course be on the best possible terms.
In addition to purchasing ICT, you can also contact SURF for the purchase of content. SURF concludes agreements with publishers on behalf of the cooperative associations of university libraries.