Materials Management

Effective Date: 03/01/2000

Policy Statement 25: Purchase of Furnishings


The State maintains contracts for almost all types of furniture required for offices and lounge areas, and all University requirements must generally be met from these contracts.

The Department of Materials Management has personnel to assist departments in selecting furniture and furnishings and should be consulted on the types of furniture available before a purchase requisition is issued. Vendor designers are often used for larger projects. Please contact Materials Management for assistance. Please refer to State Term Contracts.


Works of art, paintings, drawings, pictures, plaques, plants, etc., desired for aesthetic value must generally be purchased with non-State appropriated funds. Decorative/aesthetic items may be purchased for public areas such as lounges but cannot exceed a certain percentage of the overall budget.