Capital Equipment Purchases Exceeding $1M

Unpublished

May 7, 2008

TO: NIH IC Directors

FROM: Director, NIH

SUBJECT: Capital Equipment Purchases Exceeding $1M

In order to avoid substantial unnecessary duplication of expensive equipment at the NIH, effective immediately, I have asked the Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR) to approve all capital equipment purchases, not including human imaging equipment, greater than $1M in the NIH Intramural Research Program. In addition, I am asking the Radiologist-in-Chief at the Clinical Center to review and approve the purchase of all intramural human imaging equipment exceeding $1M.

All maintenance and service contracts for these items will be coordinated and approved by the DDIR and the Radiologist-in-Chief respectively to assure consideration of strategic sourcing contracts as a means of reducing costs. Additionally, in order to achieve the full benefit of equipment purchases and maintenance agreements, it is necessary to identify requirements and allow sufficient lead time for the acquisition process. Acquisition planning must occur in order for NIH to obtain the best value.

 

Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.

cc: NIH Scientific Directors

Dr. Zerhouni's memo, dated 5/7/2008 (with signature)  |  Dr. Zerhouni's memo, dated 5/7/2008 (508 version w/o signature)

Instructions:

In order to comply with this directive the requestor or end-user must:

Purchase Capitol Equipment >$1M

  1. Obtain property review / clearance: Requestor must specify Accountable Property clearance and Reutilization Clearance.
  2. Communicate / consult with other program areas who may have similar equipment available
  3. Using Approval Memorandum Template, submit detailed request for approval to proper office (Deputy Director for Intramural Research or the Radiologist-in-Chief).
  4. Submit executed approval with procurement request to Office of Acquisition.

 

Purchase Maintenance for Capital Equipment valued >$1M

  1. Communicate / consult with Acquisition Planning and Specification Branch (301.496.4814) to consider consolidation of maintenance of contracts across the NIH. And consult with your Office of Acquisition (formerly COAC) to address the feasibility of consolidating maintenance contracts.
  2. Using Approval Memorandum Template, submit detailed request for approval to proper office (Deputy Director for Intramural Research or the Radiologist-in-Chief).
  3. Submit executed approval with procurement request to Office of Acquisition.

 

 

Last Modified On: Dec 14, 2017