Materiel Management

Equipment Managment

Equipment Management

Equipment Management Website Update

The Equipment Management Website is currently in the process of being updated. In the near future information regarding equipment acquisitions (purchase orders, gifts, and fabrications), equipment dispositions (transfers, disposals, and donations), loans, and EMS usages will be added to this webpage.


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 grants and contracts. 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. The primary policies that govern Equipment Management are as follows.

BUS-29, Management and Control of University Equipment

BUS-38, Disposition of Excess Property & Transfer of University-Owned Property

What is Equipment?

  • Non-expendable, tangible, personal property which has an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more
  • Is Freestanding, complete in itself, and does not lose its identity when affixed to or installed in other property
  • Has a normal life expectancy of one year or more

Responsibilities and Services


  • Maintain property control records of all inventorial equipment (including fabrication orders)
  • Process all equipment acquisitions into the Inventory System
  • In coordination with departments, ensure that all equipment is identified, inventoried and recorded
  • Ensure that all University, State and Federal regulations are adhered to and followed


Equipment Management Department Office

The Equipment Management Department is located in the Corporate Yard located between Linden and Watkins Drive. The office is located between Storehouse, Purchasing and, the Shipping and Receiving Dock.

Surplus Warehouse

The Surplus facility is located in the Corporate Yard located between Linden and Watkins Drive. Entering from the Linden Gate Entrance next to Parking Lot 23 Surplus is in the first building immediately to the right next to Fleet Services.

Contact and Hours of Service

Equipment Management office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Steve Staples Equipment Manager 2-4209 Email

More Information

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

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Department Information

Materiel Management
3401 Watkins Drive

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