Equipment Orders

All equipment orders are processed through the UCSB Procurement Gateway system. In addition to the information requested in that online system, the following forms may be required:

Please Remember to Note

  1. Hazardous materials, Lasers (all classes), Radio Frequency and Microwave Equipment, X-Ray Machines, Cabinet Radiography, Electron Microscopes, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
  2. Special delivery instructions, such as freight shipment.

Please allow 24-48 hours for processing time in the CNSI Purchasing Office.


Definition of Equipment and Add-On Equipment

Non-expendable, tangible, personal property which has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, is freestanding, is complete in itself, does not lose its identify when affixed to or installed in other property and has a normal life expectancy of one year or more.

Add-on to Equipment

Component parts with a cost of $5,000 or greater which permanently increase the value or useful life of a specific (as identified by the property number) University-owned inventorial equipment shall be added to the value of that unit of equipment. For example, an upgrade to current equipment making it better or faster utilizing a component part (usually internal) that costs at least $5,000 that is not an expendable supply would be considered an equipment add-on.