Non-Allowable Purchases

The University's basic procurement objective is to secure the most appropriate materials, supplies, equipment, services, and construction at the lowest available price, consistent with quality requirements and delivery needs as will best promote the interests of the University. The general rule is that only necessary and reasonable business purchases are allowed and should be procured as economically as possible.

A sample list of expenditures that are not appropriate for State taxpayer funding is included within the link below for your reference.

  • This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list, but rather a sample of the types of expenditures that are not appropriate.
  • If you question whether or not your procurement is in accordance with State guidelines, please contact the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Office at ext. 2305.

Non-Allowable State Expenditures (PDF)