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How to Add Accessories to Existing Inventorial Equipment

Follow the steps below to purchase accessories for an existing piece of equipment.

Inventorial Equipment has a total acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, and must be processed through Oracle FA (Fixed Assets) and tracked in CAMS (Campus Asset Management System). Inventorial equipment funded by a government entity requires contract considerations for inventory control. For a complete listing of definitions for all items the University is required to track, please see the BFB-BUS-29: Management and Control of University Equipment and the property terms of each applicable award.

To be considered an accessory, the value of the item must be at least $5,000. For more information, see Accessories, Freight, and Equipment Value.

1. Place order in Oracle Procurement

  • Enter the UCID number the Accessory is acquired for in the UCID Number field at requisition. This field is available on the requisition/po under Additional Information. Contact Procurement for more detailed instructions for buying equipment accessories.


2. Confirm that the value of the accessory has been added to the equipment in your inventory.

Check CAMS to see that the equipment's record reflects an increase in value by the dollar amount of the accessory.
For more information on inventorial equipment, see Equipment Management Basics.

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