There are many methods for acquiring equipment, from purchasing to receiving a gift for your department.  This section provides the necessary information to guide departments through the proper equipment acquisition processes.  Proper acquisition of equipment provides departments the ability to:

  • Meet its research, teaching, and business objectives in a timely manner;
  • Respond timely to audits;
  • Avoid losing federal funding if not in compliance;
  • Ensure proper assessment indirect costs under sponsored awardsequipment.