Research Topic

Equipment Purchasing

University Purchasing Approval for Sponsored Projects

In accordance with UG, Procurement by states, the State of Illinois procurement code governs the procurement policy of the University. When making an equipment purchase through any mechanism, please refer to the Office of Procurement website for policy and procedures.


Purchasing Applicability and Authority -

Small Purchase Policy -

Other Purchasing by Topic -


In addition to approval by the Office of Procurement, equipment and lease purchases through i-buy or other purchasing mechanisms will require SPA approval before posting to the sponsored fund.  Below is the approval criteria:

Funding Agency Threshold for Approval Fund Code Range Account Code Range SPA
State of Illinois Projects >=$25,000 560000 - 599999 157* - 158* or 163* SPA Level 1 Approval
Other Sponsored Projects >=$25,000 400000 - 559999 157* - 158* or 163* SPA Level 1 Approval
All Sponsored Projects >=$100,000 400000 - 599999 157* - 158* or 163* SPA Supervisor Approval


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