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To request a banner, complete and submit the Signage & Approval form:

If approved, then place your order by creating a requisition in KFS and marking it ‘restricted’. Make sure to post the IU Communications approval number in the Requisition Notes tab.

Furniture Purchases


Small Office accessories for personal/private offices may now be purchased using your IU Purchasing card. Following is a list of examples:

  • Floor and Desk Lamps (must be UL listed)
  • Garment racks & coat trees
  • Clocks for private offices
  • Frames for diplomas or certificates for private offices

Purchasing Card use does not extend to the purchase of furniture or furnishings which may be governed by campus standards or regulatory compliance in the case of fire codes, ADA compliance, etc.


Open Line Items do not require a Request for Service and are purchased by initiating a requisition in KFS. These items have been reviewed to meet safety and compliance standards. For a complete list, go to the Open Line Item catalog. There are two types of line items.

 Type 1: Open Line Items Not Requiring Facilities Installation 

  • These items are for private office spaces, supply rooms and labs.
  • This category includes the following:
  • Lab stools
  • Guest chairs
  • Bookcases
  • File cabinets
  • Storage cabinets
  • Lecterns
  • Wire shelving
  • Mobile marker, white, and cork boards

 Type 2: Open Line Items Requiring Facilities Installation 

  • Items attached to the building that requires Facilities’ installation services to assure electrical, networking or plumbing within buildings behind the walls are not compromised. Work Request Facility Operations 
  • In instances where installation of these items are performed without Facilities, any costs of damages to buildings will be the responsibility of the unit. 
  • This category includes the following: 
  • Wall mounted marker, white, and cork boards
  • Wall mounted ergonomic items such as monitor stands
  • Display units
  • Coat Hooks
  • Lockers


Considered an asset of Indiana University, not the individual, department or organization. 

  • A “Request for Service, Furniture” should be completed when acquiring and/or reconfiguring furniture or furnishings for any Indiana University owned or occupied space.  Click “Enter a Request for Service” (first link). 
  • Within the form, for “Request Type” check the checkbox for “Furniture Only”. 
  • Click Continue; fill out and submit form. 
  • After completing the form a project number and a designer will be assigned. Users will receive an email response with that project number immediately and the assigned designer information within 5 days. The designer will work directly with the department and engage Purchasing as necessary (as identified between University Architects Office and Purchasing). Designer will encourage the user to be sure their fiscal officer is aware of the request for furniture.

Placing the Order 

  • Upon approval of the design and specifications by department, a design representative from University Architects Office (UAO) will enter the requisition into KFS on behalf of the department using the departments identified account number. 
  • The Requisition will route to the Fiscal Officer or Fiscal Officer Delegate for approval with the appropriate transaction information attached to the document (pricing schedule, design layout, etc.) so the fiscal officer has all information required to review before approving the requisition. If the order is less than $10,000 and using a contracted vendor, a Purchase Order will automatically transmit to the vendor after fiscal officer approval. 
  • Furniture or furnishings include, but are not limited to:
    • Workstations
    • Desks
    • Reupholstering Services
    • Tables (i.e. Conference, End/Coffee)
    • Technology Related Furniture
    • Outdoor  Furniture
    • Furniture that will be placed in public areas
    • Floorcoverings (any loose or installed material on the floor, to include rugs)
    • Wallcovering (any material installed on/ adhered to the wall)
    • Window Covering (any material installed on or at a window)
    • Window Film on interior or exterior windows
    • Casework/ millwork
    • Signage
    • Area rug
    • Artwork

  For a complete listing of furniture and furnishings approved by the University Architect's Office and Purchasing, that do not require a Request for Service form, click here:

Furniture Spreadsheet

Users should periodically check the list for added items and changes in pricing.


Procurement Services

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Hard Drive Destruction Procedures

Hard Drives

As per Indiana University Purchasing Policy 14.1, departments are individually responsible for insuring that no sensitive or confidential data can be recovered from their computers prior to sending the computer to IUB Surplus Stores. For the past several years IUB Surplus Stores has taken the additional initiative to wipe every hard drive received to the latest Department of Defense (DoD) standards. The IUB Surplus Stores wiping process has been approved by both the Information Technology Security Office and Internal Audit. The vast majority of computer hard drives can be and have been successfully wiped to DoD standards.

Occasionally a few hard drives are unable to be wiped due to damage, obsolescence, or other factors. In those occasions, IUB Surplus Stores will remove the hard drive and it will be "shredded" onsite using a Hard Drive/Media destruction device.

Departments are strongly encouraged to leave the hard drives in the computers they are sending to IUB Surplus Stores. Departments that decide to remove their hard drives prior to sending the computers to IUB Surplus Stores will be responsible for paying the cost of the hard drive destruction service at the time those loose hard drives arrive at Surplus Stores. The reason for this charge is that IUB Surplus Stores, as a self-supporting auxiliary, receives the majority of its revenue from the sale of used computer systems. In order to sell a used computer system it is necessary that the computer have a working hard drive. There is virtually no market for computers without them.

Other Media

IU Surplus Stores also has the onsite capabilities to destroy/shred CD’s and DVD’s, cell phones and other data storage devices. If it will fit in the machine it can be shredded!

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Charge Rates for Hard Drive or Media Destruction

  1. In a personal computer - No Charge
  2. Removed from a personal computer: packaged and labeled in a box - $3.25 per hard drive
  3. All other items will be charged at $3.00 per pound / $1.00 minimum.


Securely box your items and provide an IU account number for billing. You are welcome to drop off the items or have Surplus Stores pick them up at no charge.


If a department has loose hard drives (already pulled from the computer) or any other media that they would prefer to witness being destroyed, just contact IUB Surplus Stores and they will be glad to set up an appointment to accommodate those requests.

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Relocation, IU Contributes to Relocation Costs

Indiana University at times contributes to the relocation costs of faculty or staff members. The budget for these expenses are determined by the hiring department. If the moving fees exceed the budget, the individual is responsible for the balance which is due to the moving company when the household is delivered. Payment from the individual can only be made by cashier's check or credit card.

To initiate this process, the individual must fill out the form Moving Request Form on the Purchasing web page.

Once the quotes have been received the person who is relocating needs to:

  1. Forward all copies of the quotes to the department that has agreed to pay for some or all of the expenses. Note: Do not share the rates with other moving companies. If anyone has questions about the rates or the pricing agreements please have them contact Tresa Fredericks 812-855-9952.
  2. Select a company. Price may not be the determining factor, the availability of the company and the relocator's schedule may be considered.

Once the department has been informed which moving company has been chosen, the department needs to:

  1. Submit an Indiana University requisition with the following information:
    • The moving company's name
    • The quote number and amount
    • Relocator's name and phone number
    • Originating and destination cities
    • Date of the move
    • The department's dollar limit
  2. Attach a copy of all the quotes to the Requisition

Purchasing will create the purchase order and fax it to the moving company.

NOTE: Moving expenses that are paid by the University for an individual will be reported to the IRS as income and will appear on their W-2. A worksheet that breakdowns the moving expenses and a booklet with instructions on how to file this income will also be sent to the individual. Special arrangements need to be made if the move occurs in one year and the payments is made in the next year. Please contact Sandy Lottes Boruff, Indiana University, Financial Management Support, Tax/Retirement Benefits Associate at (812) 855-6894 for instructions.

The amount of Indiana University's contribution is determined when the job is offered by the department. The hiring department must follow the State of Indiana and Indiana University's policies and regulations which limit $10,000.00 of state funds for relocation costs. If the department wishes to exceed this amount by using external funds contact Rozzie Gerstman, Indiana University, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryan Hall 100, (812) 855-1123

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Relocation, Employee Pays Entire Relocation Costs

Even if an IU faculty or staff (newly hired as well as retiring or departing faculty or staff) are paying the entire cost for relocation, they are still eligible to use Indiana University's discounts with our contracted relocation vendors:

Payment is made when the household has been delivered by cash, cashier's check or credit card.

To initiate this process the individual must fill out a Moving Request Form on the Purchasing web page.

Once the quotes have been received the person who is relocating needs to select a company.

Note: Do not share the rates with other moving companies. If anyone has questions about the rates or the pricing agreements please have them contact Tresa Fredericks 812-855-9952.

If questions or problems arise during relocation, please contact the company.

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Relocation, Office and/or Research Equipment

  1. Discuss with your department the relocation of office/research equipment to an IU address. They will set the budget.
  2. If the department is covering the costs of the office relocation, and a portion or part of your household move, you will need two (2) copies of the quote. Be sure to request that the moving companies prepare a separate estimate for each move, one for the household and one for the office relocation - so that tax records will be accurate. You can receive quotes by filling out the Request for Quotation page.
  3. The household and office payments will be made through a single IU purchase order.
  4. After you communicate your moving company selection to your department contact person, your department will initiate a requisition containing the following information:
    • Name of selected company
    • One line item with the Estimate/Survey number and dollar total for the household move with object code 5070
    • A second line item with the Estimate/Survey number and dollar total for the office relocation with the object code 5027
    • Employee name and phone number
    • Origin and Destination Cities
    • Date of Move
    • Dollar limit (e.g. up to $x - the actual cost of the relocation will vary from the estimate depending on the actual weight and number of boxes, etc.)
    • Fax all estimates to Purchasing, 812-855-7839
  5. Purchasing will create the purchase order and fax it to the company.

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