Procurement Policies and Procedures



In general, the purchase of supplemental heaters, fans, and dehumidifiers are discouraged as they can inadvertently create electrical system overloads, code violations, fire hazards, as well as negatively impact air quality for individuals with sensitivity to ozone. University Facilities and the Fire Marshal are charged with the responsibility of ensuring life safety, fire codes, and energy conservation. Therefore, prior to the purchase of heaters, fans, dehumidifiers and other appliances for the purpose of office comfort, University Facilities shall be contacted by calling 656-2186 to create a work order to investigate the specific request. University Facilities and the Fire Marshal in the case of heaters will determine if conditions warrant the purchase is necessary. If conditions warrant the purchase, the purchase will be approved. University Facilities will purchase the appropriate appliance(s) and then charge back the appropriate departmental budget.