Most Staff, Visitors and Research Students at CSE will be given a desktop computer or laptop to use at CSE. This computer is purchased from UNSW preferred suppliers (no tender process) and remains the property of CSE. The procedure for getting this computer is explained in the "Computers Provided by CSE" Policy.
Examples of special research equipment would be servers, cluster computers, robots, etc. This would be paid for by research grants and involve a tender process.
If the researcher is buying a server or destop computer they should consult SS@cse about what equipment to choose. If the equipment needs to be kept in the server room then CSG must be informed before the purchase is made.
Procedure Purchasing Phone and Mobile Data Services - UNSW Staff Only available facility
Goods or services are requested from a supplier and quotation or invoice for order or payment is obtained and provided to FIPRAS for processing attached to the Request for Purchase Form (pdf)
When purchasing any plant or equipment that may pose an OHS risk, it is necessary to complete a pre and post purchase checklist.
The pre-purchase checklist requires the purchaser to identify hazards and risks associated with the use, transport and storage of the goods and services. It also requires the purchaser to identify the risk control strategies that are in place.
Please ensure that these forms are completed when purchasing hazardous goods.
Note that: "the Safe Purchasing Procedure allows purchases of the following non-hazardous items without the need to complete this checklist for each purchase: stationery, office supplies, books, journals, travel, conference and other membership fees, accommodation, computer software and minor hardware items"
This form needs to be completed and attached to the existing Request for Purchase Form (pdf)