Furniture Acquisition and Services

Effective: Moved to the Policy Library from UPM 12.9(3)
Reviewed/Updated: April 17, 2017
Contact: Procurement Services


Compliance with this policy ensures that:

  • Furniture is purchased on existing university contracts
  • Efforts are made to prevent workplace injuries associated with ergonomically poor quality desks, chairs and work stations

ISU Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) serves as a resource for university departments by receiving, delivering and installing university office furniture acquisitions. This minimizes furniture freight claims and provides valuable storage in a warehouse until the installation can be scheduled.

Policy statement

All university office furniture purchases must be coordinated with one of the following departments:

  • Procurement Services
  • Facilities Planning and Management

Procurement Services and FP&M serve as the coordinators for new furniture purchased on the university's furniture contracts. Departments must contact FP&M to schedule furniture installations which may include:

  • Office space set-up
  • Assembly of new furniture
  • Furniture disassembly, relocation, and reassembly
  • Relocation of entire offices and departments (packing boxes are available)