RFCUNY provides several methods for principal investigators (PI) to procure (or buy) the goods and services necessary to fulfill the obligations of sponsored and non-sponsored projects. The procurement process includes preparation and processing of a request for a purchase as well as the end receipt and approval of payment. All purchase transactions executed by a PI through RFCUNY must comply with Purchasing Policy 501-D.

Initiating Procurement Transactions

  • Actions required to place purchase orders, purchase contracts, and confirmatory purchases

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Leasing Equipment & Space

  • Requirements for leasing equipment and renting or leasing space off-campus for sponsored research activity

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Procuring & Maintaining Equipment

  • Process for the purchase, valuation, control, care, transfer, and disposal of non-expendable equipment costing $5,000 and above

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Procuring Cloud-based Applications and Services

  • Process for purchasing cloud-based applications and services include file storage, social media, and content hosting

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Purchasing Through Amazon Business

  • Process for using RFCUNY’s centralized Amazon Business account to make business purchases on Amazon.com

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Procuring Research Animals & Chemical Substances

  • The government requirements and CUNY approvals needed for research animal purchases

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Submitting Construction Related Contracts

  • Necessary actions for contracting and paying an architect, engineer, or contractor  for a sponsored project

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Using a Purchasing Card (P-Card) for Sponsored Projects

  • A one-time limit debit card issued to an authorized user to purchase goods and supplies for sponsored research projects

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