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  • Equipment Disposal form  

    Fixed Asset Capitalization Policy

    Single Items  

    Unit cost greater than or equal to $1,000 and a useful life of two or more years.

    Group Purchases of Identical Items  

    Total cost of purchase order is greater than $5,000, with individual items costing at least $500, but less than $1,000 and useful life of two or more years.

    Contact:
    Leslie Varone
    Research Systems Information Coordinator
    401-444-8696
    Lvarone@lifespan.org  

  • Capital Equipment Guide

  • Contact Information

    This guide is intended to help you with questions you may have regarding capital equipment. If you have additional questions, please contact Leslie Varone at 444-8696.

    Inventory

    If you would like a print out of all equipment listed under your name as Principal Investigator please contact Leslie Varone at 444-8696 or email her at LVarone@lifespan.org

    Tagging

    Once the charge has hit your responsibility center, which usually is within a month or two of ordering the piece of equipment, Research Administration will send you a copy of the database record along with the silver identification tag number to be affixed to the piece of equipment. It is your responsibility to make sure that the tag number assigned matches the purchase order number in which it was purchased from. Research Administration at that time may require additional information (e.g., serial numbers, locations, contact name, etc.).

    If the silver tag at any time falls off a piece of equipment, please contact Jill Martin at 444-5196. She will issue another tag number to you and changes will be noted in the equipment database.

    Re-Inventory

    We are required to re-inventory federal capital equipment within 2 years from the last inventory date. Research Administration will send you a copy of the database record along with a re-inventory form which will need to be completed and returned ASAP to Research Administration.

    Disposal

    Fill out the equipment disposal form and forward to research administration, Coro West 1.300. If the piece of equipment is computer related you will need to contact Information Services. Contact Facilities Management for disposal of all other equipment.

    Security

    If you have a piece of equipment that was stolen, contact the security department and also report it to either Leslie Varone at 444-8696 or Jill Martin at 444-5196.

    Transfers

    If you are transferring to another institution and considering taking any or all of the equipment listed under your name you need to request this in writing. Contact your Research Administrator.