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Purchasing Guidelines

  • Only items that are listed on University supply agreements are considered "standard" office furnishings.
  • Proposed acquisitions of nonstandard furniture items must meet ergonomic standards and be approved by Risk Services and Accommodations.
  • Requests for such items must be accompanied by a written justification of need. If this is a medical requirement, work directly with Accommodations.
  • Nonstandard office chairs will generally be authorized for purchase when specifications of standard chairs are not suitable for certain types of workstations such as microscopes or for persons with orthopedic or other disability-related needs.
  • Personal purchase of any nonstandard office furnishings are not eligible for reimbursement. All purchases need to be approved in advance and follow the Procurement process.