There are a number of Clemson and Statewide contracts in buyWays to cover certain types of equipment such as: lawn mowing, grounds maintenance, heavy equipment, laboratory, computer, IT, audio, video, exercise, etc. Generally speaking, it is best to consult with a procurement manager to see if a contract already exist or if a new contract should be created for a recurring equipment need.
If a contract doesn't fit your need, the Procurement Decision Tree should be referenced.
As with any other procurement, the long-term cost of the equipment should always be considered, not just the initial cost. By consulting with a procurement officer, you may discover a new purchasing method that can dramatically reduce the long-term operating costs.