Items That May Not Be Purchased With an LVO

 

Attachment A of UCLA Policy 741:  Low-Value Purchases

General Use/Description

Categories

Examples (not all-inclusive)

Altered University equipmentPersonalized University equipment
  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Permanent placards
  • Embroidering
Athletic equipment and supplies

Allowed only if part of an approved program of physical education or recreation

  • Tennis rackets, balls
  • Golf clubs, bags, balls
  • Fitness/exercise machines
  • Sports equipment
ClothingNormal apparel worn to work.  Exceptions listed in UC Business & Finance Bulletin G-41 
  • Uniforms
  • Safety gear
  • Performing arts
Consulting or personal services 
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Faculty
  • Web design
  • Interior designers
  • Software engineer
  • Performing arts
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental
  • Cleaning services
  • Professional organizer
  • Photographer
  • Storage services
  • Personal assistants
  • Personal care
  • Caregivers
  • Construction managers
  • Architects, engineers
  • Law firms/legal services
  • Payment processing
Controlled substances

Dangerous drugs

  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription medications
  • Narcotics
Electronics

Except University-supplied personal computers for business use

  • Stereos
  • Speakers
  • CD players
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Televisions
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • GPS devices (only if attached to car?? portable GPS devices?) 
Ethyl alcohol(Except denatured)
  • Pure alcohol
  • Grain alcohol
  • Drinking alcohol
Extravagant items 
  • Espresso or cappuccino makers
  • Designer labeled items
  • Designer pens (e.g., Mont Blanc)
  • Designer computer cases
Firearms & explosives 
  • Guns
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
Home office furniture or furnishingsFurniture or furnishings
    • Desks
    • Sofas
    • End tables
    • Lamps
    • Window coverings
    Medical or health-related

    Hardware or software connected to Medical Enterprise IT infrastructure

    Protected health information equipment or software storing or services

    (Excludes PCs)
    On-site construction or building 
      • Painting
      • Plumbing
      • Wiring
      • Carpeting
      Ornamental useDecorative, display, nonessential or nonfunctional items
        • Ash trays
        • Pictures
        • Vases
        • Pillows
        • Planters
        • Plants
        • Decorations (including holiday)
        • Draperies
        • Window coverings
        • Rugs in offices with carpeting
        Parties or gifts for academic and non-academic staff, including retireesExcept those defined in UC Business and Finance Bulletins BUS-79G-41 and G-42
        • Personal gifts
        • Flowers
        • Food or fruit
        • Clothing
        • Mementos
        • Decorations
        Personal propertyNon-University property items
        • Frames for pictures, certificates and other items
        • Repairs to personal property
        Personal useAppliances (not in common areas such as break rooms or departmental kitchens)
        • Coffee-making equipment and devices
        • Beverage or food serving devices or implements
        • Refrigerators
        • Microwave ovens
        Personal useDesk or office items
        • Name plates
        • Desk clocks
        • Desk sets
        • Brief cases
        • Luggage
        Radioactive materials 
        • Radioisotopes
        • Plutonium
        • Iodine-131
        • Cesium-137
        Real estate rentalImmovable property
        • Land
        • Attached fixtures
        Service, repairs or maintenanceWhen services are performed on UCLA property
        • Fixing any mechanical or electronic device
        • Preventative maintenance
        • Predictive maintenance
        Telecommunication systems (not PCs) Audio, visual equipment and connectivity
        • Telephone
        • Television
        • Radio
        • Cellular devices
        • Voice or video cameras
        • Connectivity
        Vehicles, vesselsMeans of transport
        • Bicycles
        • Cars
        • Motorcycles
        • Trains
        • Ships
        • Boats
        • Aircraft
        Other 
        • Fume hoods
        • Biosafety cabinets
        • Equipment with open flame
        • Payment processing
        • Vending equipment
        • Lasers, x-ray, and safety equipment

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