Materiel Management

Equipment Managment

Equipment Management

Department Overview

The purpose of Equipment Management is to establish and maintain procedures that bring the University in compliance with Federal, State, and agency regulations that are requirements of the Universities awarded contracts and grants. Equipment Management reviews all transactions relating to the acquisition, modification, transfer and disposition of inventorial equipment assets in order to assist departments with the accuracy and maintenance of inventorial equipment records while adhering to University policy.

What is Inventorial Equipment?

Generally speaking inventorial equipment is any movable tangible property with an acquisition cost exceeding the inventorial threshold of $5,000 with an expected life of one or more years. It must be freestanding, complete in itself, and not lose its identity when affixed or installed into another property. If equipment is a product of many component parts it must maintain its original form and not be re-purposed into different forms or split into separate entities. If any uncertainty exists with classifying inventorial equipment please contact Equipment Management for guidance.

Primary Policies & Regulations

BFB - BUS - 29
Management and Control of University Equipment
Establishes procedures for the management and control of inventorial equipment owned by, or in the custody of The Regents of the University of California.
BFB - BUS - 38
Disposal of Excess Property and Transfer of University-Owned Property
Sets forth general requirements for the disposal of excess University-owned personal property (equipment, supplies and materials).
OMB Circular A - 110
Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education
Establishes the general requirements of an acceptable property control system for for institutions of higher education.
OMB Circular A - 133
Compliance Supplement
Establishes audit requirements and defines Federal responsibilities for implementing and monitoring institutions of higher education.
OMB Circular A - 21
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
Establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with institutions of higher education.

Office Location

The Equipment Management Office is located in the Corporate Yard which is between Linden Street and Watkins Drive. The Office is located at the back of the Corporate Yard Building B as shown on the map. This Office shares walls with the Receiving & Shipping, Storehouse, Business Contracts, and Procurement Services.

Please click the map to the side for driving directions to this location or to see our location relative to the University.
Please note that the Excess Property (Surplus) Operation is being managed by the Storehouse Department. Please find additional information about the Excess Property Operation on the Excess Property Website.
Equipment Management Map

Department Contacts

Steve Staples Equipment Manager(951) 827-4209Equipment Management

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Materiel Management
3401 Watkins Drive

Tel: (951) 827-3009
Fax: (951) 827-5392
E-mail: Russell.Lewis@ucr.edu