The basic purpose of University purchasing policies and procedures is to support the teaching, research, and public service missions of the University in a cost-effective manner which best serves the interests of the people of the State of California.


The University is committed to maintaining high standards of performance based upon fair, ethical, and professional business practices. To further this, the University expects each University employee authorized to make purchases, to abide by the Purchasing Standards of Ethical Conduct.



Inventorial Equipment Overview and Guidelines Non-expendable personal property that has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, is free standing and complete in itself, does not lose its identity when affixed to or installed in other equipment, and has a normal life expectancy of one year or more; also referred to as a fixed asset or a capitalized asset; see also Equipment Administration. Tracking & Inventorial Guide