5.2-4 PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT-LIKE ITEMS
To provide a uniform definition of "equipment-like" purchases and an appropriate mechanism for their recording in the financial records of the institution.
An equipment-like item is an item with a per unit purchase price of less than $5,000 which meets all other criteria for equipment classification. The item may be tagged with a property control identification number at the discretion of Central Stores inventory personnel.
- Equipment-like acquisitions should be submitted for approval through the standard purchase requisitions process.
- Signature authority for equipment-like acquisitions between $500 and $4,999 is obtained from the appropriate President's Staff member based on the accounts under his or her control.
- Object codes 5489 and 5490 have been established for computer and other equipment-like purchases, respectively, i.e., items meeting the criteria stated in Operations Manual Policy 5.2.3, Section II.
- Equipment-like purchases are charged against the account manager/supervisor's 54XX expenditure block. If an account manager/supervisor wants to make an equipment-like purchase from an equipment fund budget, he or she would contact the appropriate President's Staff member.
Adopted 2/26/81 EC
Revised 3/20/08 VP-ABA