Equipment Acquisitions - Add Cost or Bundling Costs
Add Cost - Adding an inventorial asset or pending asset to an existing inventorial tagged asset.
Bundling - Combining certain items together as a system (one inventorial asset) as allowed by State and/or University policy.
Examples of items that CAN be add costed or bundled :
- Racks and a temperature control system to a freezer (Systems Policy)
- Winch that is permanently attached to a vehicle or boat
- An expensive lens to a microscope (if it is likely to stay with the microscope for its entire life)
- Rotor to centrifuge (most departments choose not to add cost/bundle since rotors can move around)
- Display that is over $2,000 alone to a computer (sometimes better to track such an expensive display separately if it is expected to outlive the computer)
- Laptops with a docking station, extra monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
Examples of items that CANNOT be add costed or bundled:
- Laptops to anything that is not part of the computer system itself. For example, bundling a laptop to a microscope system or add costing a laptop to a computer cluster.