UNC-Chapel Hill Purchasing Guidelines

Timing

When purchasing on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the price range of an item determines how it is purchased and subsequent delivery time. Purchasing thresholds and methods are explained at length in a Material and Disbursement Services brochure How To: Buy Goods.

 

Example Delivery Times

Threshold
Example Item
Method
Example Vendor
Optimum Delivery
under $2500 Office supplies E-commerce Staples 24 hours
Lab supplies E-commerce Fisher Scientific 2-7 days
Computers
Printers

E-commerce
Pcard

CDWG
Dell

1-2 weeks

IT supplies
Software

E-commerce
Pcard

CDWG
Dell

2-7 days

 

$5,000-$10,000 Lab equipment
Computers
Servers
purchase requisition
and 3 informal bids
Fisher Scientific
Dell
2-7 days
$10,000-$25,000 Lab equipment
Printers
Servers

purchase requisition
and formal bids

Fisher Scientific
Dell
25 days+
 

Remember delivery times are estimates. Supplier logistics and shipping are independent variables. And since some large items like subzero lab freezers can require 6+ weeks lead time, the purchasing process should be initiated well in advance of the need by date.

For additional details see:

Cryogenic gloves used in subzero freezers

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