All purchases of household or laboratory appliances (such as refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, microwaves, and dishwashers), regardless of cost, require prior written approval from LSU Facility Services. Requests for approval are to be sent via email to the attention of the Executive Director of Facility Services and are to indicate if the appliance is new or if it will be a replacement. Facility Services needs to determine if adequate power and drainage are available for the proposed location.
Once approval from Facility Services has been obtained, departments can proceed as follows:
If the total cost (inclusive of shipping) is less than $5,000, items can be purchased via LaCarte, ONLY with prior written approval from Procurement Services. Approvals from Facility Services and Procurement Services must accompany the LaCarte entry submitted for payment.
If the total cost is greater than $5,000, a requisition is required, and should be released to Procurement Services with Facility Services approval attached.
The purchase of energy star qualified appliances is required.
If possible, appliances should be purchased from existing state contracts.
Due to safety concerns, household appliances are not to be purchased for use in laboratories.