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How to Acquire Inventorial Equipment

Common methods to acquire inventorial equipment for your department.

  • Buy & Pay

    Get information about buying inventorial equipment: Buying Goods.
  • Fabrication

    Equipment fabricated by departments for use by the University upon completion must satisfy the UC requirements for inventorial equipment.
  • Gift

    Learn how to process an equipment gift or donation: Processing an Equipment Gift or Donation.
  • Loan

    Other departments, campuses, or outside agencies may loan equipment to your department. 
  • Recharge

    You can use the recharge process to purchase equipment through UCSD departments such as UCSD Bookstore or Information Technology Services (ITS).
  • Transfer

    Another UC campus or outside entity may permanently transfer inventorial equipment to a UCSD department. 

For details on inventorial and non-inventorial equipment, see Equipment Management Basics.

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