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Equipment Purchasing

Learn more about purchasing general inventorial and non-inventorial equipment

UC San Diego has two types of equipment:

  1. Inventorial equipment has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and must be tracked as property through CAMS (Campus Asset Management System) and through UC San Diego’s financial system  
    • Note: Firearms, government property, and UC San Diego vehicles registered with the DMV must be recorded and tracked as inventorial equipment, regardless of cost
  2. Non-Inventorial equipment has an acquisition cost of $4,999 or less 

Both types of equipment include items owned by or in the custody of UC San Diego that:

  • Are non-expendable
  • Stand alone
  • Have a normal useful life of one year or more
  • Qualify as tangible personal property (can be appraised for value and property that can generally be moved)


UC San Diego Representative Contacts

  • Strategic Procurement: Submit an Service Now case
  • Asset Management: Contact 858-534-6163 or
Need help? Contact our team via the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.