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Capital Equipment

Equipment must meet specific criteria for consideration and inclusion as CU Denver and CU Anschutz Capital Equipment.  The university criteria for capitalization may be found in the definitions section of the Equipment Policy

Disposition of Equipment and/or Furniture 

Prior approval from the SAM Office is required for the disposal of any equipment or furniture.  Disposal forms are divided into categories including Computer, Peripheral, and Other Office Related Items, Medical/Scientific Equipment, and Furniture with each requiring completion, departmental approval, and submission electronically.  All disposition requests must be processed utilizing one of the forms referenced.  The actual disposal process differs between campuses and off-site locations.  Further information may be obtained from the Policy and/or directly from the SAM Office.

Transfer of Assets

Assets, with the exception of real property, may be transferred to another organization or transferred to the university from another organization subject to strictly enforced guidelines found in OMB Circular A-21, OMB Circular A-110, and the University Fiscal Policy/Administrative Policy.  The majority of situations pertaining to transfer relate directly to the outgoing or incoming relocation (transfer) of faculty to or from another institution of higher education.  External accountability such as that of Federal awarding agencies and/or other granting sources may dictate specific requirements for the allowance and/or disallowance of transfers of assets.  Details and forms may be found within the Equipment Policy.

Physical Inventories

SAM is responsible for providing detailed information regarding the specifics, e.g., location, cost, responsible department/person, etc. for every item within its Capital Equipment Inventory database.  This is accomplished with the cooperation and assistance of each department utilizing annual and/or biennial physical inventories requiring verification and concurrence of each item’s location and status.       

Contact - Tom Johnston 303-315-2249 or

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