Purchasing Equipment

Before you start spending any grant/contract funds, you should become familiar with and understand the basic terms and mechanisms that comprise the University's purchasing process. 

  • Appalachian's Purchasing Policies (see section 509 in the Policy Manual) apply to all purchases made by a department or faculty member, including purchases of equipment and supplies from a grant/contract fund.
  • Thus, before you start spending any grant/contract funds, you should become familiar with and understand the basic terms and mechanisms that comprise the University's purchasing process. 
  • Your Departmental Budget Administrator is your point of contact and your immediate resource for procurement issues and information. 
  • Complete details on Types of Purchases, Methods of Purchasing, and Responsibilities Associated with Purchasing and Receiving are outlined here (PDF).


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