Allowable: equipment included in the awarded budget. Before purchasing any other equipment, you usually must get approval from the funding agency. Also, you typically can't rebudget funds awarded for equipment without agency approval. To purchase equipment not budgeted or use equipment funds for other purposes, use an OPAS form to request the change.
If you want to buy a piece of equipment that costs more than $10,000, you must either request bids and document the process or submit a Sole Source form. Contact the Grants Accounting Office for more information.