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 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.