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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL OVERVIEW .......................................................................................... 1
A. Purpose ................................................................................................................................ 1
B. General ................................................................................................................................. 1
C. Responsibility ....................................................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2 - RESPONSIBILITY OF DEPARTMENT HEAD ....................................................... 3
AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ............................................................................................... 3
A. Colorado School of Mines-Owned Equipment ...................................................................... 3
B. Government-Owned Equipment ........................................................................................... 3
C. Requirements of Department Head/Principal Investigator .................................................... 4
CHAPTER 3 - PRE-ACQUISITION SCREENING ......................................................................... 6
A. Allowability ............................................................................................................................ 6
B. Screening ............................................................................................................................. 6
C. Prior Approval ...................................................................................................................... 7
CHAPTER 4 - ACQUISITION ........................................................................................................ 9
A. Equipment Acquisition for Colorado School of Mines Inventorial Property. .......................... 9
B. Government Property ........................................................................................................... 9
C. Fabrication (CSM or Government-Owned Property) .......................................................... 11
D. Colorado Surplus Property [CSM Government-Owned Property] ...................................... 12
E. Determining Title ................................................................................................................ 12
CHAPTER 5 - RECEIVING ......................................................................................................... 14
CHAPTER 6 - IDENTIFICATION OF PROPERTY ...................................................................... 15
A. Identification of Colorado School of Mines Inventorial Property ......................................... 15
B. Identification of Government Property ................................................................................ 15
C. Identification of Government Property Other than Inventorial Property .............................. 16
CHAPTER 7 - DISPOSAL OR TRANSFER ................................................................................. 17
A. General ............................................................................................................................... 17
B. School Owned Equipment .................................................................................................. 17
C. Government (Federal) Owned Property ............................................................................. 19
CHAPTER 8 - EQUIPMENT REQUIRING SPECIAL HANDLING ............................................... 22
A. Property Subject to Registration ......................................................................................... 22
B. Collection of Art and Scientific Objects ............................................................................... 22
C. Personally-Owned Equipment ............................................................................................ 22
D. Hazardous Materials .......................................................................................................... 23
CHAPTER 9 - MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS .......................................................................... 24
A. Inventorial Property - General ............................................................................................ 24
B. Art and Scientific Collections .............................................................................................. 24
C. Library Books and Collections ............................................................................................ 25
D. Government Property ......................................................................................................... 25
CHAPTER 10 - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY ............................................... 27
A. Care and Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 27
B. Storage and Movement ...................................................................................................... 27
C. Utilization ............................................................................................................................ 28
D. Segregation and Commingling ........................................................................................... 28
E. Subcontractor Control ......................................................................................................... 28
F. Inventories Upon Termination or Completion ..................................................................... 29
CHAPTER 11 - PHYSICAL INVENTORIES ................................................................................ 30
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A. Physical Inventories of the Colorado School of Mines and Government Inventorial Property
................................................................................................................................................. 30
B. Physical Inventory of Government Inventorial Property. ..................................................... 30
C. Inventories Upon Termination or Completion of a Government Contract or Grant ............. 30
D. Results of Inventories .......................................................................................................... 31
CHAPTER 12 - PERSONAL USE OF PROPERTY ..................................................................... 32
CHAPTER 13 - OFF-CAMPUS POLICY AND PROCEDURES ................................................... 33
APPENDIX A - DEFINITIONS ..................................................................................................... 34
APPENDIX B - CODING ............................................................................................................. 39
Department Codes ............................................................................................................... 39
Building Codes ..................................................................................................................... 42
Disposition Codes ................................................................................................................ 45
Sponsor codes ..................................................................................................................... 46
Condition Codes ................................................................................................................... 46
APPENDIX C – GOVERNMENT REQUIRED REPORTS ........................................................... 47
APPENDIX D - FORMS............................................................................................................... 48
Equipment Transfer/Location Change Request – page 1 ..................................................... 49
Equipment Transfer/Location Change Request – page 2 ..................................................... 50
Equipment Disposal Form .................................................................................................... 51




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CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL OVERVIEW
A. Purpose

This manual sets forth the policies, responsibilities, and procedures for establishing and
maintaining control over property owned by, or in the custody of, the Colorado School
of Mines (CSM). The term “property” which is used in this manual is synonymous with
the term “capital equipment”, which is defined as personal property having a unit
acquisition cost of $5,000.00 or more and an anticipated service life of one (1) year or
more. This definition also applies to CSM fabricated equipment. To define Government
property, it may be necessary to consult specific agency guidelines and contract
provisions.

B. General




Equipment owned by, or in the custody of, the School (including equipment obtained as
gifts) must be tagged and recorded in the Equipment Inventory System. Property
acquired by the School, regardless of funding source, must be identified as “school
property” (see Appendix A for definition) and reported as such. Departments that are
assigned property for custody and use are held accountable for such property.

C. Responsibility

1. The School is responsible for all property to which it holds title. Custodial
responsibility for other property rests with the School to the extent that it
has explicitly agreed to accept responsibility thereof.

2. The President has assigned to the Controller general responsibility for
equipment accountability.

3. Management and control of Property Administration (PA) is the direct
responsibility of the Controller’s Office. Policy and major system changes are
generally approved at this level. Higher levels of approval are required when
they affect the entire school.

4. Direct supervision of PA is the responsibility of the Controller.

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5. PA is responsible for the management of the property system including the
conduct of statistical samples of physical inventories performed by
Department Heads (DHs) or Principal Investigators (PIs).


6. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for:
a. Providing abstracts (contract summaries) of all contracts and grants,
and changes.
b. Acting as the representative of the School when communicating with
the various sponsoring agencies. PA will provide all necessary data
that is available, but will not prepare special reports required by
sponsoring agencies.
c. Informing PA of the receipt of Government-Furnished Property
(Federal and State), through appropriate forms. Specific procedures
are contained in Chapter XI.
d. Overseeing a physical inventory conducted by the PI upon contract
closeout. PA will provide an equipment inventory printout for use
during the physical inventory. The ORA shall inform PA of any
changes to the above equipment inventory.

7. The Purchasing Agent is responsible for:
a Reviewing object codes.
b Notifying PA of equipment trade-ins.

8. The DH and/or PI are responsible for the equipment in their custody. Failure
to comply with these procedures may result in personal liability and/or loss
of future funding.

9. Security personnel and the PI or DH are responsible for notifying PA of stolen
equipment.

10. All School employees (permanent and temporary) are responsible for the
care of equipment assigned to them. Equipment acquired through, or on
behalf of, the School is State/CSM property (unless title rests with the
sponsoring agency) and not personal property (see Appendix A). This applies
to all acquisitions regardless of funding source.
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CHAPTER 2 - RESPONSIBILITY OF DEPARTMENT HEAD
AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

A. Colorado School of Mines-Owned Equipment

Colorado School of Mines (CSM) delegates the direct control, maintenance, and custody
of School-owned equipment to the Department Head (DH) which acquired the
equipment. Equipment acquired for use on a research project is the responsibility of
the Principal Investigator (PI) during the period of the project.

CSM delegates oversight of equipment control policies and procedures to Property
Administration (PA). PA manages the School-wide Equipment Inventory System and
reviews and certifies all equipment reports to the sponsoring agencies as prepared by
the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Even when sponsoring agencies (both government and non-government) allow CSM to
take title, they retain an accountability interest in the equipment for at least the period
of the project, and frequently for a period of time thereafter. The ORA, which
represents the School in relations with sponsoring agencies, provides guidance to PA on
specific contracts and general institutional policy on sponsored activities.


B. Government-Owned Equipment

CSM is responsible for the control (including preservation, protection, and
maintenance) of government-owned equipment provided under the terms of
government research contracts and grants. When government equipment is shipped to
CSM from a military installation or from another contractor, the School becomes
responsible for the equipment upon delivery. The School delegates the direct control,
maintenance, and custody of government-owned equipment used in connection with a
contract or grant to the PI. The Department Head (DH) is responsible for making sure
the PI carries out School policy.


As with CSM-owned equipment, PA monitors departmental compliance with the CSM
Property Control Manual, and the ORA provides policy guidance.

The ORA is the Government Contracts & Grants Administrator, whose function is to
ensure that the provisions of contracts and agency regulations are complied with, and
that the government’s interests in government equipment are protected.

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C. Requirements of Department Head/Principal Investigator

The control of both government and CSM equipment is mandatory under CSM’s
externally sponsored contracts and grants, as well as under School policy. Since, in most
cases, responsibility for day-to-day control of both categories of equipment rests with
the same person, the following requirements combine both responsibilities. The DH
and/or PI:

1. Is the primary interface with PA in all equipment related matters.

2. Is the custodian of department records.

3. Screens new acquisition requests against appropriate equipment inventory
reports to assure that duplicate equipment is not purchased.

4. Cooperates with others (DHs) to arrange transfers of equipment available for
shared use, and updates equipment records when equipment is loaned.

5. Maintains a departmental file of untaggable items.

6. Maintains such additional departmental equipment records as may be
required.

7. Records the location of each item of inventorial equipment in the
departmental records. Current records as to movement of equipment shall
be maintained in such a manner that any item of equipment can be located
for inspection or inventorial purposes within a reasonable time. The
custodial department shall notify PA of any changes in the building and/or
room location of inventorial equipment.

8. Shall make adequate provision for the physical security of the equipment in
their custody. Areas containing equipment shall be kept locked after
business hours or at other times when not in use. Extra precaution shall be
taken in the case of high value, portable and/or sensitive equipment.

9. Campus screening procedures shall require certification as part of the
purchase requisition indicating that the equipment being proposed for
acquisition is not available within the department if the cost is from $5,000
to $9,999, or if the cost is $10,000 or more, certification is completed by the
ORA.

10. Annually certifies the existence, need, and utilization of equipment by
reviewing the departmental equipment list. Any equipment, which is
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available for shared use or is temporarily or permanently not needed, shall
be reported in writing to PA for inclusion in a list of excess material. The PI
shall conduct a physical inventory and prepare an agency equipment report
at contract/grant closeout with the ORA.

11. Shall store equipment that is temporarily idle, but required for authorized
future use, in accordance with sound business practices with adequate
protection from corrosion, contamination, and damage to sensitive parts.
Sludge, chips, and cutting oils shall be removed from equipment. Notation of
the storage location shall be made on the records. The equipment must be
adequately protected while being moved. This entails proper packing,
covering, skidding, handling equipment techniques, and safety precautions.
Government equipment can be moved to off-campus sites only with the
prior approval of PA. A shipping document, transfer document, or similar
instrument must be obtained.

12. Shall provide the care necessary to maintain the equipment in the condition
received or better, normal wear excepted, in order that the most useful life is
secured.

13. It is the DH’s and/or PI’s responsibility to inspect, at the time of receipt, all
property that is acquired and to take any necessary action with the
Purchasing Office if there should be any damage or error in quantity.

14. The DH/PI shall report promptly to the PA and the ORA any shortage, loss,
damage, or destruction of property in its possession or control, or in the
possession or control of any subcontractor, together with all the facts and
circumstances of the case. Any loss that may be due to theft shall be
reported by the DH, immediately to CSM Campus Security and to PA. Loss of
Government-owned property shall be promptly reported to the Contracting
Officer.

15. The DH/PI shall assure that effective practices are established for the
administrative and physical control of sensitive property items before and
after issuance.

At a minimum, controls on sensitive property shall include property records and
memorandum receipts. Procedures shall provide for physical inventories at least once
each year, and methods for adjustment of inventory levels due to losses, thefts, and
damage. Most frequent inventories of sensitive property may be necessary where the
value of the property, degree of security achieved, or loss experience indicates greater
controls are required in order to protect the School’s interest. Such procedures and
practices shall be subject to review and approval by PA.
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CHAPTER 3 - PRE-ACQUISITION SCREENING

Before making a purchase, the Department Head (DH) or Principal Investigator (PI)
should make sure the purchase is allowable, pre-acquisition screening has been done,
and prior approval has been obtained. The checks are described below.

A. Allowability

To check whether the expense is allowable within School policy, Circular A-21, and/or
the specific funding agency guidelines, whether Government or non-Government,
search the award instrument for clauses relating to capital equipment. If the award is
from a Government agency, and there is no mention of capital equipment, then A-21
allowability regulations apply. A-21 regulations state (in Section J.13):



1. Capital expenditures for general-purpose equipment, buildings, and land are
unallowable as direct charges, except when approved in advance by the
sponsoring agency.
2. Capital expenditures for special purpose equipment are allowable as direct
charges, provided that the acquisition of items having a unit cost of $5,000 or
more is approved in advance by the sponsoring agency.
3. Capital expenditures for improvements to land, buildings, or equipment
which materially increase their value or useful life are unallowable as direct
charges, except where approved in advance by the sponsoring agency.
4. Sponsoring agency’s approval must be in writing.

B. Screening

OMB Circular A-110 and other Government regulations that cover the administration of
agreements with federal Government agencies require that Colorado School of Mines
(CSM) avoid purchasing “unnecessary or duplicate items.” The department must screen
all items of equipment costing between $5,000 and $9,999 at the departmental level
before purchase, and items at $10,000 and above at the School level. Best efforts
should be made to avoid unnecessary or duplicate purchases of equipment.

Screening is typically done at two points in a project’s history:
1. Before a proposal budget is submitted to a federal Government agency for
approval.
2. Before a piece of equipment is purchased with Government grant or contract
funds.
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Screening procedures are the same for both. The PI or DH is responsible for screening.
It is the Office of Research Administration’s (ORA’s) responsibility to make sure the
department has fulfilled and documented screening requirements before a proposal
budget is submitted to a sponsoring agency.

It is the Department Property Administrator’s (i.e., DH, PI, Lab Manager) responsibility
to make sure the appropriate pre-purchase screening has taken place and is
documented on the Purchase Requisition. The Purchasing Office reviews Capital
Equipment Purchase Requisitions for screening documentation. Contact the ORA for
assistance in screening items with a value greater than $10,000.

1. Equipment Costing $5,000-$9,999: Prior to the purchase of any equipment
costing between $5,000 and $9,999, the DH or his/her designee should review
the Department Screening Report for suitable equipment already existing within
that department. Best efforts should also be made to locate suitable older items
of department equipment not included in the screening report. Indicate that this
review has been done by completing the Purchase Requisition. Check either of
the statements on the form:

“No similar items(s) exist(s) in the department (or in any department, if
the unit price is $10,000 or more).”
OR
“Similar item(s) in this department (or in any department if the unit price
is $10,000 or more) cannot be shared/used because: “(enter reason).”

2. Equipment Costing $10,000 or More: Proposed purchase of all equipment
costing $10,000 or more is subject to screening based on the CSM Screening
Report, to determine first if suitable equipment is available elsewhere on
campus. Indicate on the Purchase Requisition that this review has been done
by completing the A-110 SCREENING FORM, as above.

3. The Purchase Requisition will be returned to the DH if comparable
equipment is approved to be shared.

C. Prior Approval

1. Grants: For most grants, an approved budget listing the item is adequate
prior approval. However, on National Science Foundation grants, prior
approval must be obtained from the agency or from the ORA before
purchasing special purpose equipment in the price range of $5,000+.
2. Contracts: Government contracts require an approval letter from the
cognizant agency contracting officer. For any additional information contact
the CSM Contracts and Grants Administrator.
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It may sometimes be necessary to search the contract document for the
name of the appropriate officer to contact. Contract formats vary according
to the sponsoring agency, but common elements are:


a. A provision, article, paragraph, clause, etc., titled “Equipment”, and
b. A “notice” provision, which specifies how and to whom official contract
and business correspondence should be addressed.

3. Screening for Defense Contracts: Prior approval for industrial plant
equipment purchased on Department of Defense contracts is obtained
through pre-purchase screening by the Defense Industrial Plant Equipment
Center (DIPEC). Located in Memphis, Tennessee, DIPEC keeps a nation-wide
inventory of government-owned Industrial Plant Equipment (DD Form 1419).


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CHAPTER 4 - ACQUISITION

A. Equipment Acquisition for Colorado School of Mines Inventorial
Property.

The various channels for acquisition are:

1. Purchase Orders: Inventorial property is acquired by purchase requisition
and purchase order. The information is maintained in such a manner as to
provide a complete historical record from the point of acquisition to final
disposition. The Purchasing Department is responsible for furnishing a copy
of all purchase orders to Property Administration (PA) for review and initial
input of data into the equipment coding inventory systems.

2. Other Type Purchases: This category includes lease/purchase (when
purchase option will be exercised) and special contracts.

3. Gifts: Inventorial property acquired by gift is assigned a property number
and recorded by the PA office. The date the gift is accepted is considered as
the date of acquisition. PA should record no gift until a copy of the
acceptance letter is received, upon receipt of acquisition cost the gift will be
recorded at fair market of appraised value. Gifts of bound volumes,
pamphlets, documents, and other collections are recorded by the Library and
do not become a part of the Property Records.

B. Government Property

The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is responsible and accountable for all Government
property upon delivery of the property into its custody or control in accordance with the
terms of the contract or grant. This also includes property provided under such contract
or grant that is in the possession or control of a subcontractor. The Office of Research
Administration (ORA) is the agent for the School in all matters relating to Government
property. PA shall be responsible for maintaining inventory property records and for
supporting the ORA concerning Government inventory reports. Government property
may be furnished or acquired through any of the following:

1. Government-furnished Property - Government property may be shipped to
the School from Government departments, or other Government agency
contractors. The School becomes responsible for such property upon
delivery. The shipping activity shall furnish CSM with copies of documents
necessary to permit the School records to accurately reflect the transaction.
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The ORA will retain copies of orders placed for Government property with an
information copy forwarded to PA. Follow-up action will be taken to locate
Government property ordered but not received within a reasonable period of
time.

2. Contractor-acquired Property - Such a property is acquired by direct
purchase only. No stores or warehouse as such is maintained; consumable
materials are bought directly for each contract or grant and consumed.
These direct purchases by the School for the performance of a contract or
grant, title to which vests with the Government, are subject to a
determination by the Contracting Officer of the Agency and the terms of the
contract, that the property is allocable to the contract or grant and is
reasonably necessary. Property purchased by CSM for which reimbursement
is to be requested becomes Government Property upon its receipt by the
School. Specific contract or grant provisions and guidelines apply. Note:
When Contractor-acquired property is transferred from one contract to
another within the School, it becomes Government-furnished Property.

3. Excess Government Property - Excess Government Property is material, used
or new, which is owned by the Federal Government, is no longer needed by
the holding Federal agency, but has additional life. Items are usually
allocated on a first-come, first served basis. The School may be authorized to
receive such excess property by a contracting agency when the property
directly furthers an active contract or grant. Such authorization is dependent
upon the terms of the contract or grant, and the regulations of the specific
agency involved.

Excess Government Property is usually obtained without cost. However, the
School specifies the method of shipment, and pays all expense of packing,
transportation, and subsequent installation, rehabilitation, and maintenance.
Contract funds may be used for these expenses when specifically authorized by
the contract provisions.

It is the responsibility of the Central Receiving Warehouse and/or the ORA to
insure that a copy of the receiving document for all shipments of Government
Excess Property is forwarded to PA.

4. Records. The School maintains suitable records showing the location,
description and value of the property received in the above methods of
acquisition. It is the responsibility of the ORA to insure that the PA office
receives copies of the receiving documents that accompany the delivery of
Government Property. All items are recorded at the reported acquisition
cost. If the value is not indicated on the documents, it is the responsibility of
the PA office to obtain the value. If and when the title to the property
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transfers to the School, the recorded value is maintained. Expendable or
consumable items are not subject to specific record keeping requirements,
save for information supporting utilization and auditing.

5. Government Catalogs: General Services Administration (GSA) and Defense
Industrial Plant Equipment Center (DIPEC) publish catalogs of Government
equipment available for use on Government-sponsored projects. For
information and assistance in requesting such items, contact the ORA.

6. If title to equipment has been transferred to CSM from the Federal
Government, usage charges cannot be assessed to the Federal Government.

C. Fabrication (CSM or Government-Owned Property)

1. The cost of purchased components for CSM-fabricated equipment which,
when completed, will have a total value of over $5,000 and a useful life of
one (1) year or more, must be charged to a capital outlay code. The cost of
purchased components does not include labor or services rendered by CSM.

2. The PA office is responsible for coordinating fabricated equipment charges.
PA should be informed in writing when fabrication is started and given an
expected completion date. A Fabrication Project Number will be assigned to
each fabrication project by PA. The fabricated equipment is tagged when the
equipment is complete, and capitalized as purchases are made to construct
the fabricated equipment.

3. If a grant or contract has more than one fabrication in progress, the PI shall
maintain separate records of all purchases.

4. To facilitate easy transmittal of information regarding component parts
purchased for inclusion in the fabrication of equipment, a statement will be
typed in the Purchase Order identifying it as a component part for a specific
item. The assigned Fabrication Project Number must be referenced.

5. Use the general ledger code 5909 for Fabricated Equipment; all project
purchases including miscellaneous materials, such as switches, mounting
racks, or major components.

6. When the fabrication is started notify PA; a property tag will be assigned to
the project. Note: Only the costs of materials are included in the capitalized
cost; salaries, wages, staff benefits, and indirect costs associated with the
project are specifically excluded by CSM regulation.

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D. Colorado Surplus Property [CSM Government-Owned Property]

The School is authorized to acquire property from the Colorado Surplus Property (CSP)
agency. DHs and PIs desiring surplus equipment are required to first obtain a Letter of
Authorization from the Purchasing Office. The Purchasing Agent will provide additional
information at the time the Letter of Authorization is issued.

Billings from Colorado Surplus will be sent to the Purchasing Office for review and then
to PA for further review. The billings will then be forwarded to Accounts Payable for
payment. CSM obtains title to all property recorded through CSP.

E. Determining Title

Assuming allowability, applicability, screening and prior approval requirements are
satisfied, decide who should take title, when and how. Alternatives are:
1. CSM owned, CSM funded
2. CSM owned, Government funded
3. Government owned, Government funded
4. CSM titled, transferred from Federal Government
5. Loaned equipment.

Property acquired with contract funds, but title to which vests immediately with the
School, shall also be identified with the contract or grant number.


Criteria for title vesting are price level and original funding source of the purchase.
1. Valuation $5,000-9,999:
a. CSM funded: If original funding source is a CSM, state, restricted, or
auxiliary fund account, a gift account number, or other School
moneys, title to the equipment is assumed by CSM.
b. Government funded - grants or cooperative agreements: Unless
specifically denied in the award instrument, title vests with CSM. To
make sure, search the award instrument.
c. Government - contracts: The approval letter will state whether title
vests with CSM or with the Government.
d. Other agency funded - non - Government grant or contract funds:
Search the award instrument.
2. Valuation Over $10,000:
a. CSM funded: Title vests with CSM.
b. Government funded - grant or cooperative agreement funds: Title to
equipment may or may not vest with CSM. Search the award
instrument thoroughly as well as any approval correspondence for
title vesting information.
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c. Government funded - contract funds: Approval letter will contain
title vesting information.
d. Other agency funded - grant or contracting funds: Search award
instrument.
e. See Chapter 3, Paragraph C.3 for DIPEC screening procedures.
f. Government takes title on acquisition; CSM requests title transfer at a
later date.
g. Some exceptions may be written into grant.
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CHAPTER 5 - RECEIVING

When receipt is made through the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Central Warehouse,
the Warehouse should determine that the number of packages corresponds to the
freight bill, bill of lading, or purchase order and that there is no visible damage. The
buying department, upon receipt of the property, should make a thorough inspection of
the property to determine that it is as ordered and that there is no concealed damage.
If the shipment is complete and in good order, the receiving document should be
signed. If the shipment is not in order, discrepancies incident to the shipment are
noted, and the Warehouse and the Purchasing Office should be notified. In the case of
Government property, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) must be promptly
notified by the Principal Investigator (PI). Purchasing personnel and the Custodial
Department Head may jointly decide whether a shipment should be delivered to the
CSM Central Warehouse or as an exception only to the Custodial Department.

When the quantity or description of property received differs from the quantity or
description noted as shipped on the shipping document, only that quantity and nature
of property actually received is recorded on the official receiving and property records.

If damaged shipments are received on Government bills of lading, the section “Report of
Loss, Damage, Shrinkage” is complete on the back of the bill of lading. A statement on
the condition and the apparent causes must be furnished to the Government through
the ORA.

Notice of receipt of Government-funded property (DD1348, SF122, DD1342, or DD1149)
must be provided to the Government immediately upon receipt. This receipt should be
furnished to the ORA either by the Custodial Department or the PI. In the instance of
contractor-acquired property, notice of receipt must be provided to the Government no
later than the time the School submits application for reimbursement of the property.

When a misdirected shipment of Government property is received, a record should be
made of the identity (shipping document, bill of lading, etc.), origin and content (items
in the shipment), if available, and location and disposition. Notification must be made
to the Government-contracting officer through the ORA.
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CHAPTER 6 - IDENTIFICATION OF PROPERTY

A. Identification of Colorado School of Mines Inventorial Property

All inventorial property is identified, marked with a property number, and recorded
promptly upon receipt. It shall remain so identified as long as it is in the custody,
possession, or control of the School. Assigned property numbers are recorded on the
Equipment & Software Master Tag List. Such markings and identification are removed
or obliterated from the property number only when sold, scrapped, or otherwise
disposed of. Once a property number has been assigned, no change of number is made
during the life of the item regardless of interdepartmental transfers.

The application of the property number to the material or equipment is the
responsibility of Property Administration (PA); however, this function may be delegated
to the custodial department when deemed necessary by PA. The property number is
applied to the actual unit unless its size or nature makes it impractical. The property
number should be affixed to the equipment adjacent to the manufacturer’s nameplate
or in a position for easy identification. If additional identification is considered
necessary, it shall be applied in a manner that will avoid confusion with the property
number.

Should the identification number accidentally or mistakenly be obliterated, defaced, or
removed, the property shall be marked again with a newly printed tag.

Should an item of property be too small to effectively be tagged with a Colorado School
of Mines (CSM) decal, the item will be identified as a normal, but “untaggable” will be
noted in the description.

B. Identification of Government Property

PA is responsible for identifying Government Property promptly upon receipt. The
property remains so identified in the database as long as it remains in the custody,
possession, or control of CSM. If the School acquires title to the property, the database
is corrected. In the case of items included within a standard registration system, e.g.,
automotive, construction, or material handling equipment, application for a proper
registration number is made to the Cognizant Government agency.

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C. Identification of Government Property Other than Inventorial Property

Identification, marking, and recording of Government property, other than that
designated as Government inventorial property, is the responsibility of the custodial
department and the Principal Investigator. Questions regarding the applicability of this
policy should be addressed to PA.
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CHAPTER 7 - DISPOSAL OR TRANSFER

A. General

Title must first be determined before disposal action takes place. This information may
be obtained from Property Administration (PA).

B. School Owned Equipment

1. Loans: Departments holding equipment which is either no longer used, or
for which a need is not foreseen in the immediate future, are encouraged to
explore opportunities to loan or exchange with other departments prior to
arranging for its disposition. The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Equipment
Transfer/Location Change Request (Appendix D) may be used when loaning
or transferring equipment.
2. Sales and Trade-ins:
a. Authority to Sell:
(1) CSM Funded: Excess School-owned property may be offered
for sale by the CSM Facilities Management when it has been
determined by the custodial department head that the
equipment is no longer needed. Before the equipment is
offered for sale, the Purchasing Agent, among other necessary
actions, will determine whether or not the item could be used
elsewhere on campus.
(2) Government Funded, CSM Titled: This equipment is subject to
an accountability period, which must expire before the School
can sell the equipment. The accountability period typically
starts at the end of a contract or grant. The selling
department must determine, by consultation with the Office
of Research Administration (ORA), whether the accountability
period has expired before initiating sales procedures. If the
equipment is no longer needed for the original project, it must
be made available on share use (loaned; preferably to other
activities sponsored by the same or another federal agency) or
may be sold. Proceeds from the sale must be returned to the
sponsored project. If the sponsored project has closed,
proceeds from the sale should be used to help fund similar
activities. Compensation to the original sponsoring agency
may be necessary.
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b. Property Disposal Procedures: When a department wishes to
dispose of equipment, the Property Disposal Form (Appendix D) must
be filled out. Return the completed form to PA. A complete
description of the items disposed of must be on the form. Of
particular importance are the serial numbers(s), the CSM ID number,
and the Department Head’s (DH’s) signature.


CSM Facilities Management will work with the department and PA to see that the item
is disposed of in the best interests of the CSM. Possible disposal options include sale,
scrapping, interdepartmental transfer/sale, return to external sponsor, or release to
Colorado Surplus Agency. A copy of the Property Disposal will be signed by PA and will
be returned to the department upon disposition of the item.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SCHOOL PROPERTY BE SOLD, SCRAPPED,
ABANDONED, TRADED IN, OR RELEASED WITHOUT THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF PA.

c. Sales Between School Departments: Sale of CSM-owned equipment
to another department requires the approval and signature of the
selling department head and the buying department head (or PI if
applicable). Sale of equipment with an inventory cost of $5,000 or
more requires an Interdepartmental Sales and Services Voucher
(ISSV) and an Equipment Transfer/Location Change Request
(Appendix D).

3. Destruction, Salvage, and Cannibalization: When CSM equipment is
destroyed, either by accident or through cannibalization; PA must be
informed in writing by the DH. CSM equipment may be cannibalized when
the item is no longer used for the purpose for which it was acquired and/or it
cannot be economically repaired, but its components or parts are usable in
repair or improvement of other items of property. If the CSM property is no
longer of use to the department, it is inoperable and not appropriate for
repair or trade-in, and is not desired for cannibalization, it should be
reported to PA for disposition. PA must be notified in writing by the DH of
the disposition action taken.

4. Lost or Stolen: Lost or stolen equipment, when detected, must be reported
immediately by the DH to CSM Campus Security. Notice should also be sent
to PA. If after ninety days the equipment has not been recovered, it shall be
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5. Transfer: Equipment which is declared surplus or excess by a department
may be transferred to another department on campus. When equipment is
transferred between departments, it is reported to PA by means of an
Equipment Transfer/Location Change Request (see Appendix D). Both the
transferring and receiving DH must sign the form.

C. Government (Federal) Owned Property

1. General: It is the Government’s policy that all property furnished under a
contract shall be utilized to the fullest extent possible. Government property
shall be utilized only for those purposes authorized in the contract. Written
approval from the contracting officer must be obtained prior to non-contract
use.
2. Loans: Regulations governing Government-owned equipment provide for
and encourage the loan or transfer of Government-owned equipment not
currently needed for a given project to other Government-supported
projects. Departments having a need for a specific equipment item in this
category are encouraged to arrange for a loan or transfer. The consent of
the Cognizant Government Property Administrator is required, and the
procedure for such arrangements varies among Government agencies. The
services of PA and the ORA are available to coordinate the details.

3. Sales and trade-ins: If the title to the equipment vests with a Government or
non-Government agency, it may not be sold or traded in without prior
authorization from the agency. Purchase orders that include a trade-in will
reflect the CSM identification number of the item being traded in.

4. Loss, Theft, Damage, or Destruction: All cases of loss, damage, or destruction
are to be reported by the PI to CSM Campus Security, PA and the U.S.
Government contracting officer as soon as the fact of such loss, theft,
damage, or destruction becomes known. Theft of equipment must also be
reported to the contracting agency. The report includes all factual data as to
the circumstances surrounding the loss, damage or destruction. The extent
of the School’s liability, if any, is subject to a written determination by the
contracting officer. If property is determined to be unserviceable by the
Contracting officer, the School may be relieved of liability upon
reimbursement to the Government (if required by the above determination).
Shipping documents or other instruments evidencing disposal should be
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5. Transfer:
a. Excess Property: When Government property becomes excess to the
contract for which it was provided, it should be screened by the ORA
against needs of other contracts prior to being declared excess. If
there is a need for the property, the Government-contracting officer
should be asked for authority to use or transfer. If there is no need,
the property should be reported as excess. The ORA is responsible
for coordination with the Government-contracting officer. PA must
be notified immediately when the transfer action is completed.
b. Transfer to Another Institution: When a Principal Investigator (PI)
leaves CSM and becomes employed at another institution, he or she
may request authority to transfer equipment which was acquired by
CSM under contract or grant for which the faculty member was PI.
Prior to effecting such transfer, the faculty member should comply
with the following policies and procedures:
(1) Equipment is to be transferred only to the new institution and
is not to become the personal property of the faculty
member.
(2) Equipment will be transferred only if approved by the
respective CSM department head.
(3) The PI must also coordinate with the ORA in obtaining
approval from the Government-contracting officer.
(4) A written request must be obtained from the receiving
institution, and that institution must agree in writing to pay
any un-reimbursed purchase cost plus all charges in
connection with the transfer, including costs of dismantling,
packing, shipping, and insurance if not chargeable to the
contract.

6. Contract Completion: Usually upon completion of a contract, the ORA will
submit to the contracting officer a list certified as to the condition and
quantity of all items in final inventory, exclusive of those items which
disposition has already been directed or authorized by the contracting
officer. In many instances title transfer to CSM is requested, or it is
requested that the equipment be authorized for use on another contract.
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7. Release from Responsibility: The School is relieved of responsibility for
Government property with the concurrence of the contracting officer or a
duly authorized representative by the following:
a. Consumption of non-inventoriable property in performance of the
contract.
b. Retention by the School for consideration given by the Government.
c. Sale of property, the proceeds of the sale being received or credited
to the Government.
d. Authorized shipment from CSM premises or that of a subcontractor.
e. Transfer of title to CSM.
f. Abandonment in place by the Government.
g. Relief of accountability by the contracting officer due to loss, damage,
or destruction.

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CHAPTER 8 - EQUIPMENT REQUIRING SPECIAL HANDLING

A. Property Subject to Registration

1. Motor Vehicles: All information necessary to record a Colorado School of
Mines (CSM)-owned motor vehicles is supplied to the Property
Administration (PA) by the Purchasing Agent. This information includes a
description of the vehicle, license number, and a CSM vehicle number.
Motor vehicles are recorded in the same manner as any other item of
inventorial equipment. Government-owned vehicles carry Government
registration plates and/or identification as a Government vehicle for official
use. Purchasing shall notify the Government Property Administrator of
applicable registration information.

2. Aircraft and Watercraft: All information necessary to record aircraft or
watercraft is supplied to PA by the Purchasing Agent. This information
includes a description of the craft and registration number. A property
number is assigned. Aircraft and water-craft are recorded in the same
manner as any other item of inventorial equipment. Government-owned
craft bear Government identification numbers.

B. Collection of Art and Scientific Objects

1. Collections are not recorded as a group, e.g., collection-oil paintings; each is
assigned one property number and are recorded in the usual manner.

2. If the item is a gift, the name of the donor is included in the inventory
records.

C. Personally-Owned Equipment

If a School employee keeps personally owned equipment on campus, it should be
identified as the property of the owner. The School is not responsible for loss of or
damage to personal equipment.


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D. Hazardous Materials

See the Hazardous Materials Procedures manual of Environmental Health and Safety.
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CHAPTER 9 - MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS

A. Inventorial Property - General

Records of inventorial property are maintained by Property Administration (PA). All
property in the care and custody of the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) which meets
the definition of inventorial property is recorded in the same manner and under the
same rules as those used for recording CSM-owned inventorial property. CSM’s
management and control systems for inventorial property provided for the following
information:

Identification number (CSM decal number)
Property description
Title
Acquisition date
Deleted date
Sponsor code
Department code (CSM department utilizing the property)
Serial number
Model number
Manufacturer
Building location
Room location
Person entering record
Date record added
Condition code
Disposition code
Vendor
Requestor (purchase order)
Acquisition cost
Fiscal year of acquisition

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C. Library Books and Collections

Records of the number and value of bound volumes and library collections are
maintained by the Library. The CSM Accounting Department annually obtains
information as to the net acquisitions in the library. Government-owned books are
identified, cataloged, shelved, and stored in accordance with the terms of the contract
or grant under which they are acquired. Records are maintained by the Library, if it is
the custodial department, or by the custodial department, as appropriate.

D. Government Property

1. Plant Equipment: PA will maintain individual records of each item of
Government-owned plant equipment having a unit cost in excess of
$5,000.00. These records will contain the minimum of information as
prescribed by FAR and OMB Circular 2CFR, Part 215. In the case of items
with an acquisition cost of $15,000 or more, a DD Form 1342 will be
submitted to DIPEC or NASA by the Office of Research Administration (ORA)
in accordance with Defense Supply Agency regulations (DIPEC Manual DSAM
4215.1, Appendix 2.) and NASA regulations.

2. Items Costing Less Than $5,000: All items of this nature, whether
Government furnished or contractor acquired, and issued by the contractor
upon receipt, will be considered expended under the contract; the
Government invoices, contractor’s purchase documents, or other
documentary evidences of acquisition and issue, will be accepted as
adequate property control records. If annual reporting is required,
Government equipment will be kept in the fixed asset database until the end
of the reporting requirements.

3. Locator Systems: PA will maintain adequate records to locate any item of
property within a reasonable period of time. Departmental records will
indicate physical location.

4. Identification: Plant Equipment, including Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE),
but not minor plant equipment, will be assigned an inventory identification
number, which shall be affixed in a tamper-proof manner directly to the
piece of equipment. Identification of the Government agency responsible for
funding and control of property will be accomplished by entering an
appropriate sponsoring agency code into the Equipment Inventory System,
such as U.S. Navy Property, or any other Government agency as appropriate.
An additional Federal tag will be on federally titled equipment.
5. Responsibility:
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a. Reports of inventorial property are the responsibility of the PA office.
b. All reports made pursuant to contract or grant provisions shall be the
responsibility of the ORA. PA will provide computerized reports upon
request.
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CHAPTER 10 - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY
A. Care and Maintenance

The custodial department shall provide the care necessary to maintain the property in
the condition received or better, normal wear expected, in order that the most useful
life is obtained. The maintenance program shall be preventive in nature, and
undertaken on a regular basis to prevent the occurrence of defects and to detect and
correct minor defects before they become serious. Prior to effecting any major repairs
or rehabilitation at the cost to the Government, the written approval of the
Government Property Administrator (GPA) must be obtained. The Principal Investigator
(PI) shall be responsible for the program, which shall include the following actions:
1. Periodic inspections;
2. Lubrication of all bearings and moving parts in accordance with the
manufacturers requirements or other established chart or plan;
3. Periodic cleaning of equipment, especially that equipment which will not be
used for a long period of time;
4. Protection of equipment from the elements, deteriorating agents, and
conditions;
5. Adjustments for wear, repair, or replacement of worn or damaged parts and
the elimination of causes of deterioration of associated parts;
6. Equipment is properly stored and preserved.
7. Calibrations - as required by the individual department.

B. Storage and Movement

The PI is responsible for assuring that all items of Government equipment are stored
properly when not in use. Items must be protected from the elements when not in
covered storage. Equipment in covered storage must be adequately secured by locked
room doors or locked cabinets.

Items must be protected from damage, which could be caused by stacking other items
on or around the Government equipment or by placing Government equipment where
it could easily fall from storage space.

Any loss or damage of Government equipment must be reported to the Cognizant
Contracting Officer as soon as loss or damage is discovered. Campus Security and
Property Administration (PA) must also be notified.

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C. Utilization

The utilization of Government-owned equipment is the process of using equipment,
special tooling, special test equipment, bailed items, and material for the purpose for
which it was furnished or acquired.

The equipment clause in most current contracts requires that Government equipment
be used only for the performance of the contract for which it was acquired, unless
otherwise provided or approved by the GPA or Cognizant Contracting Officer. It is the
responsibility of the PI of each contract to assure compliance with this requirement.

Government equipment which is not being fully utilized or for which there exists no
justification for retention must be reported to the cognizant agency Contracting Officer.

Government equipment may be modified only when prior approval has been obtained
from the GPA or Contracting Officer.

D. Segregation and Commingling

Government equipment must be kept segregated from Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
and other equipment except when commingling is approved by the GPA or Contracting
Officer as being of mutual benefit to the Government and the School. Commingling of
identified plant equipment, special tooling, or minor plant equipment may be approved
by the GPA.

E. Subcontractor Control

When the School engages a subcontractor to perform work under a Government
contract that involves the temporary control or possession of Government equipment
by the subcontractor, the terms of the subcontract must include adequate instructions
on the care, use, and maintenance of any Government-owned equipment furnished by
CSM. The subcontract must also state that any resulting special tooling or equipment is
the property of the Government. When the Government equipment is furnished to a
subcontractor, a receipt should be obtained and filed with the department property
record. The Equipment Inventory System should be updated to show the new location
of the equipment. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for
making sure all such equipment is returned to the School upon completion of the
subcontract.

Subcontractors must be instructed to report to the School instances of loss, damage, or
destruction of Government equipment that has been furnished by CSM.
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F. Inventories Upon Termination or Completion

1. Immediately upon termination or completion of a contract, the School shall
submit an inventory report adequate for determining appropriate disposal of
all Government property applicable to the terminated or completed contract.
Further, this report shall include an inventory report of all Government
Property applicable to the terminated or completed contract. Further, this
report shall include an inventory report of all Government Property in a
subcontractor’s possession or control, which is also applicable to the
terminated or completed contract. This inventory report will be submitted
to the ORA for verification and disposition action.
2. Exception: The requirement for physical inventory of Government property
at the completion of a contract may be waived by the contracting officer
when the property is authorized for use on a follow-on contract provided
that:
a. Past experience has established the adequacy of property controls:
and
b. A statement is provided by the School indicating that transfer of
record balances has been made in lieu of preparing a formal
inventory list and the contractor accepts responsibility and
accountability for those balances under the terms of the follow-on
contract.
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CHAPTER 11 - PHYSICAL INVENTORIES

A. Physical Inventories of the Colorado School of Mines and Government
Inventorial Property

Department inventories are conducted annually by Property Administration (PA) as
close to June 30th as possible. Any items not found during the initial inventory are
researched with the department and located or removed from the inventory list.

B. Physical Inventory of Government Inventorial Property.

A final inventory of all Government property shall be taken at the termination or
completion of a contract or grant. The physical inventory shall consist of sighting,
describing, recording, and/or updating equipment condition codes, and reconciling the
physical inventory with the Property Records. The Principal Investigator (PI) will take
this inventory and the results reported to the Office of Research Administration (ORA).
Any discrepancies will be reported to PA.

Upon completion of a physical inventory, the PI will submit to the Government Property
Administrator (GPA) a listing identifying all discrepancies disclosed and a signed
statement that a physical inventory was taken, the class of Government property
inventoried, and that the Master Inventory Listing is in agreement with the physical
inventory except for any discrepancies noted.

The ORA will cause subcontractors who have been furnished or acquired Government
property to accomplish the physical inventory requirements above and submit the
listing and signed statement to the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). The ORA will
furnish copies to the GPA.

C. Inventories Upon Termination or Completion of a Government Contract
or Grant

Immediately upon termination or completion of Government contract or grant, in
coordination with the custodial department and the PI, the PI shall perform a physical
inventory adequate for disposal purposes of all Government property applicable to the
terminated or completed contract or grant. Disposition instructions shall be requested
from the agency. In submitting a termination inventory to the agency, the School will
certify that all material, supplies, and equipment which were furnished to the School by
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the Government for use on the contract or grant, or for which CSM has been or will be
reimbursed by the Government under the terms of the contract or grant, if not
specifically included in the inventory, were expended in performance of the work called
for by the Government contract.
1. Waiver of Inventory: The requirement for physical inventory of Government
property at the completion of a contract or grant may be waived by the GPA
when the property applicable to the completed contract or grant is
authorized for use on a follow-on contract or grant, In those instances, the
ORA shall provide a statement indicating that a transfer of record balances
has been made in lieu of preparing formal inventorial lists and that CSM
accepts responsibility and accountability for those balances under the terms
of the following contract or grant.
2. Listing for Disposal Purposes: Standard items that have been modified may
be described on listings for disposal purposes as standard items with a
general description of the modification. Items that have been fabricated,
such as test equipment, should be described in sufficient detail to permit a
potential user to determine whether they are of sufficient interest to warrant
further inspection.


D. Results of Inventories

The ORA shall submit to the GPA a listing which properly identifies all discrepancies
disclosed by physical inventory and a signed statement that a physical inventory of all or
certain classes of Government property was completed on a given date and that the
official property records were found to be in agreement with the physical inventory,
except for the discrepancies reported. The listing and signed statement will be
furnished with a minimum of delay at the completion of the physical inventory. PA will
submit discrepancies related to Government property to the ORA.

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CHAPTER 12 - PERSONAL USE OF PROPERTY

Use of the Colorado School of Mines material or property in the care and custody of the
School by School employees for personal use is not allowed except with the written
approval of the Department Head or Vice President ( if appropriate).
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CHAPTER 13 - OFF-CAMPUS POLICY AND PROCEDURES

A. Off- campus is defined as any Colorado School of Mines (CSM) location not located
on the CSM campus in Golden, Colorado (e.g., Edgar Mine, private residence of
faculty/staff, Nevada Test Site).

B. All on-campus Property Administration (PA) policies also apply to off campus
locations.

C. The Department Head (DH) must be informed of and approve the use of equipment
off- campus.

D. When equipment is being used off-campus, the DH must inform PA of the fact in
writing. PA will subsequently change the applicable location codes on the master
inventory listing.

E. If equipment is acquired and transported off-campus before PA has tagged the item,
the responsible person will be furnished the identification tag(s) and be required to
place it on the equipment and verify model and serial number with PA’s records.

F. Annually, PA will request that a physical inventory be taken by the responsible
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APPENDIX A - DEFINITIONS

1. Accessory item is an item that facilitates or enhances the operation of capitalized
equipment but which is not essential for its operation, such as remote control device,
stand, case, etc. The accessory item is capitalized only if the unit cost is greater than
$5,000. In such cases, the accessory item will be separately tagged.


2. Administrative Contracting Officer - delegated by the Contracting Officer (Federal) to
administer the contracts.

3. Auxiliary item is an item without which the basic unit of equipment cannot operate,
such as motors for pumps and machine tools. Regardless of the cost, the auxiliary item
is included with the basic unit if it has a useful life of one year or more.

4. Acquisition cost is the vendor’s invoice price for the item including freight, auxiliary
items, accessory items (if the unit cost is $5,000 or more), and installation costs. Any
reduction in cost due to trade-in should be excluded in the acquisition cost; expendable
supplies are excluded.

5. Capital equipment is personal property having a unit acquisition cost of $5,000 or
more, regardless of type of funding, and an anticipated service life of one or more years.

6. Component is a part of a system and may be either an accessory or an auxiliary item,
and may or may not be assigned an inventory ID number.

7. Contracting Officer (Federal) is the duly authorized individual delegated by
appropriate authority to enter into a contract and thereafter administer the contract on
behalf of the Federal Government.

8. Custodial department means the department in which an item of equipment is
located and which has responsibility for its control, maintenance, and record keeping.

9. Departmental Property Administrator (DPA) is the person responsible for the control
of equipment assigned to the department. This person is usually the Department Head.

10. Discrepancies incident to shipment means all deficiencies incident to the shipment
of property to or from the School, whereby differences exist between the properties
purported to have been shipped and the property actually received. Such deficiencies
include, but are not limited to loss, damage, destruction, improper status and condition
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11. Fabricated equipment is special purpose equipment, including single or multi-
purpose integrated experimental units engineered, designed, or fabricated to
accomplish a special purpose in the performance of a project. It must have a useful life
in excess of one (1) year and a unit cost of $5,000 or more.

12. Facilities mean industrial property (other than material, special tooling, military
property, and special test equipment) for production, maintenance, research,
development, or test, including real property and rights therein, buildings, structures,
improvements, and plant equipment.

13. Fair market value of equipment is the current value of the items as determined by
appraisal.

14. Government - United States of America; Federal Government, unless otherwise
specified as in “State Government”.

15. Government material means Government property which may be incorporated into
or attached to an end item to be delivered under a contract or which may be consumed
in the performance of a contract. It includes, but is not limited to, raw and process
materials, parts, components, assemblies, and small tools and supplies.

16. Government property is a special category of material defined in far as: All property
owned or leased by the Federal Government. Such property acquired under contracts
with the School includes:

a. Government furnished property: property in the possession of or acquired
by the Government and subsequently delivered to or otherwise made
available to the School for use under specified contracts and grants.
b. Contractor acquired property: property purchased or otherwise provided by
the School for the performance of a contact, title to which property is vested
in the Government by virtue of its procurement with Government funds.
c. Excess Government property: property, which is no longer required by the
holding Federal activity and is available to other Federal agencies or Federal
contractors, such as the School.
d. Federal surplus property: Property, which has been screened by all Federal
agencies and generally made available to eligible institutions through the
Colorado Surplus Property Agency.

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18. Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE) is that part of plant equipment with an acquisition
cost of $15,000 or more for DIPEC; used for the purpose of cutting, abrading, grinding,
shaping, forming, joining, testing, measuring, heating, treating, or otherwise altering the
physical, electrical, or chemical properties materials, components, or end items entailed
in manufacturing maintenance, supply, processing, assembly, or research and
development operations.

19. Loaned Equipment is either borrowed by the School from an external agency or one
CSM department from another, or loaned by the School to an external agency or
individual.

20. Material means property that is incorporated into or attached to an end item to be
delivered under a contract or which may be consumed in the performance of a contract.
It includes, but is not limited to, raw and processed material, parts, components,
assemblies, or supplies.

21. Office of Research Administration (ORA) is the Colorado School of Mines
organization responsible for administering all research contracts and grants.

22. Personal property is property of any kind except real property. It may be tangible
(having physical existence) or intangible (having no physical existence, such as patents,
inventions, and copyrights).

23. Plant equipment means personal property of a capital nature (consisting of
equipment, machine tools, test equipment, furniture, vehicles, and accessory and
auxiliary items, but excluding special tooling and special test equipment) used or
capable of being used in the manufacture of supplies or in the performance of services
or for any administrative or general plant purpose.

24. Pre-Acquisition Screening, before a purchase requisition is submitted, the
Department Head/Principal Investigator shall review equipment listings to insure that
comparable equipment is not available on campus.

25. Principal Investigator (PI) is the academic or administrative staff member
responsible for initiating and conducting an externally-funded research, training, or
public service project.

26. Property Administrator (Government) (GPA) is the individual designated by
appropriate authority to administer the contract requirements and obligations relative
to Government property and is an authorized representative of the contracting officer.

27. Property Administration (PA) is the administrative office responsible for
administering the Colorado School of Mines Equipment Inventory System.

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28. Property includes all property, both real and personal. For the purpose of federal
Government definition, it consists of five separate categories -- materials, special
tooling, special test equipment, military property, and facilities.

29. Real property, for purposes of accounting classification, means (i) land and rights
therein, (ii) ground improvements, (iii) utility distribution systems, (iv) buildings, and (v)
structures. It excludes foundations and other work necessary for the installation of
special tooling, special test equipment, and plant equipment.

30. Salvage means property which because of its worn, damaged, deteriorated, or
incomplete condition, or specialized nature, has no reasonable prospect of sale or use as
serviceable property without major repairs or alterations, but which has some value in
excess of its scrap value.

31. School Property refers to property acquired by the School, regardless of funding
source.

32. Scrap means property that has no reasonable prospect of being sold except for the
recovery value of its basic material content.

33. Special test equipment means either single or multi-purpose integrated test units
engineered, designed, fabricated, or modified to accomplish special purpose testing in
the performance of the contract. Such testing units comprise electrical, electronic,
hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, or other items or assemblies of equipment that are
mechanically, electrically, or electronically interconnected so as to become a new
functional entity, causing the individual item or items to become interdependent and
essential in the performance of special purpose testing in the development or
production of particular supplies or services. The term “special test equipment” does
not include:
(a) materials;
(b) special tooling;
(c) buildings and non-severable structures (except foundations and similar
improvements necessary for the installation of special test equipment); and
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34. Special tooling means all jigs, fixtures, molds, patters, taps, gauges, or other
equipment and manufacturing aids, and replacement thereof which are of such a
specialized nature that, without substantial modification or alteration, their use is
limited to the development or production of particular supplies or parts thereof or the
performance of particular services. The term includes all components of such items but
does not include:
(a) consumable property;
(b) special test equipment; or
(c) buildings, non-severable structures (except foundations and similar improvements
necessary for the installation of special tooling), general or special machine tools, or
similar capital items.

35. Title means legal ownership.
(a) CSM-owned equipment includes:
(1) equipment acquired with CSM funds,
(2) equipment received as gifts, and
(3) equipment acquired with non-CSM funds and transferred to the School under
the terms of the acquiring contract or grant. Title is vested with CSM until the
equipment is sold, scrapped, or transferred to another institution.
(b) Government-owned equipment includes:
(1) equipment acquired with non-Government agency funds whose title vests with
the agency under the terms of the contract or grant.
(2) equipment borrowed from other persons, institutions, or organizations.
(c) Other non-CSM-owned equipment includes:
(1) equipment acquired with non-Government agency funds whose title vests with
the agency under the terms of the contract or grant, and
(2) equipment borrowed from other persons, institutions, or organizations.


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APPENDIX B - CODING

Department Codes

-Identifies the responsible department for the equipment.

Dept. # Department Name
10
Engineering
20
Chemical & Biological Engineering
30
Chemistry & Geochemistry
40
Civil and Environmental Engineering
50
Geology & Geological Engineering
55
Geology Museum
60
Geophysics
70
Multicultural Engineering Program
80
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
90
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
100
Military Science
110
Economics & Business
120
Mining Engineering
120
Earth Mechanical Institute (EMI)
130
Petroleum Engineering
140
Physical Education & Athletics
150
Physics
160
EPICS
170
Liberal Arts and International Studies
180
International Programs
190
International Student and Scholar Services
270
Legal Services
290
Environmental Health & Safety
300
Admin - President's Office
310
Admin - Academic Affairs
320
Admin - Finance & Administration
330
University Advancement
340
Strategic Enterprises
360
Graduate Studies
370
Controller's Office
390
Admissions




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Dept. # Department Name
410
Campus Computing, Communications, and Information
Technologies (CCIT)
420
Career Center
430
Financial Aid
440
SL - Student Life, V P and Dean of Students
440
SL - Food Services
440
SL - Bookstore
440
SL - Student Activities
440
SL - Student Services Office
440
Student Disability Services
440
Student Health Benefit Plan
450
Student Health Center
450
Counseling Center
450
Dental Clinic
460
Library
470
Personnel/Affirmative Action
475
Human Resources
480
FM - Facilities Management
480
FM - Plant Utilities
480
FM - Custodial
480
FM - General Management
490
Public Relations
500
Public Safety
510
Procurement Services
510
Copy Center
520
Registrar's Office
530
Office of Research Administration (ORA)
535
Research and Technology Transfer
540
Capital Planning and Construction
560
Recreation Center
560
Outdoor Recreation Center/Recreational Sports
570
Purchasing
580
Information Services
610
Green Center - Office of Events
630
Distribution and Mail Services
710
Special Programs & Continuing Education
720
Trefny Institute for Educational Innovation (TIEI)
730
Center for Wave Phenomenon
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Dept. # Department Name
740
Guy T. McBride Honors Program
750
Center for Space Resources (CSR)
800
Colorado Geological Survey
810
Residence Halls (Morgan, Thomas, Bradford, & Randall)
820
Weaver Towers (Residence Hall)
960
Center of Academic Services & Advising (CASA)
970
Minority Engineering Program
AAA
Alumni Association
BBB
Foundation Inc., CSM


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Building Codes

-Gives the location of the equipment.

Code
Building Name
Address
10S
FM Complex Storage B - FM
1318 Maple St.
11S
FM Complex Storage C - EHS
1318 Maple St.
12S
FM Complex Storage D - EHS
1318 Maple St.
13S
Survey Shelter
1801 19th St.
1S
Carpenter/Electrical (Shop #1)
1318 Maple St. Bldg #1
2S
Grounds/Truck (Shop #2)
1318 Maple St. Bldg #2
3S
Lock Shop (Shop #3)
1318 Maple St. Bldg #3
4C
Lakes Chiller Building
1401 Maple St.
4S
Oil Storage Shed
1299 13th St.
5C
Alderson Chiller Building
1001 16th St.
5S
Military Science (Trailer)
1232 West Campus Road #1
6S
Pines (Trailer)
1232 West Campus Road #4
7S
Timberline #1 (Trailer)
1232 West Campus Road #2
8S
Timberline #2 (Trailer)
1232 West Campus Road #3
9S
FM Complex Storage A - CCIT
1318 Maple St.
AH
Alderson Hall
1613 Illinois St.
BB
Brown Hall
1610 Illinois St.
BE
Berthoud Hall
1516 Illinois St.
BF3
Brooks Field Stadium
1250 W. 12th St.
BF1
Brooks Field North Stands
1250 W. 12th St.
BF2
Brooks Field Ticket Booth
1250 W. 12th St.
BF8
Brooks Field Restrooms
1250 W. 12th St.
BF6
Brooks Field Concession
1250 W. 12th St.
BF7
Brooks Field Shelter
1250 W. 12th St.
BF4
Brooks Field Stg. Bldg. A
1250 W. 12th St.
BF5
Brooks Field Stg. Bldg. B
1250 W. 12th St.
BF9
Brooks Football Field
1250 W. 12th St.
BR
Bradford Hall
1223 W. Campus Rd
CH
Chauvenet Hall
1015 14th St.
CO
Coolbaugh Hall
1012 14th St.
CR
Central Storage and Receiving
1301 19th Street
CT
CTLM
1650 Arapahoe St.
EA
Engineering Annex
814 15th St.
EH
Engineering Hall
816 15th St.
EM
Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI)
1312 Maple St.
EX
Edgar Mine - USGS Undergound Classroom
365 8th Ave
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Code
Building Name
Address
EXA
Edgar Mine-Classroom Building
365 8th Ave
EXB
Edgar Mine-Change House
365 8th Ave
EXC
Edgar Mine-Compression and Lamp
365 8th Ave
EXD
Edgar Mine-Shop & Office Building
365 8th Ave
EXF
Edgar Mine-Storage B-Electrical Shed
365 8th Ave
EXG
Edgar Mine-Storage A-Drill Shed
365 8th Ave
EXE
Edgar Mine-Storage C-Fuel Shed
365 8th Ave
FH
Steinhauer Fieldhouse
1300 Illinois St.
GC
Green Center
924 16th St.
GH
Guggenheim Hall
1500 Illinois St.
GS
U.S. Geological Survey
1711 Illinois St.
GY
Volk Gymnasium
1312 Illinois St.
HH
Hill Hall
920 15th St.
HP
Heating Plant
1001 13th St.
IM
IM Field Restrooms
1620 Elm St.
LB
Arthur Lakes Library
1410 Illinois St.
MH
Meyer Hall
1523 Illinois St.
MM
M & Overhead Electric
N/A
MO
Morgan Hall
1221 W. Campus Rd
MP
Maple Hall
1733 Maple Street
MZ
Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
FM
Facility Management
1318 Maple St.
RA
Randall Hall
1224 W. Campus Rd
RC
Student Recreation Center
1651 Elm Street
RL
General Research Laboratory & Geology Museum 1310 Maple St.
(GRL)
SC
Student Center
1200 16th St.
SF
Survey Field Building
1801 19th St.
SH
Stratton Hall
1005 14th St.
SR
Spill Recovery Garage
1015 14th St.
TC
Tennis Courts
1290 Maple St.
TH
Thomas Hall
1222 W. Campus Rd
TU
Tunnels
N/A
UO
Unit Operations Lab
1005 16th St.
WT
Weaver Towers
1811 Elm St.
WC
W. Lloyd Wright Student Wellness Center
1770 Elm St.
X1
Mines Park (2027 Infinity Cr)
2027 Infinity Cr
X2
Mines Park Maintenance Shop
1817 19th St
XA
Mines Park I & II Comm. Ctr.
1901 19th St
XB
Mines Park (1909 19th St.)
1909 19th St.
XC
Mines Park (1911 19th St.)
1911 19th St.
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Code
Building Name
Address
XD
Mines Park (1913 19th St.)
1913 19th St.
XE
Mines Park (1805 19th St.)
1805 19th St.
XF
Mines Park (1807 19th St.)
1807 19th St.
XG
Mines Park (1809 19th St.)
1809 19th St.
XH
Mines Park (1811 19th St.)
1811 19th St.
XI
Mines Park (1813 19th St.)
1813 19th St.
XJ
Mines Park (1815 19th St.)
1815 19th St.
XK
Mines Park (1903 19th St.)
1903 19th St.
XL
Mines Park (1905 19th St.)
1905 19th St.
XM
Mines Park (1907 19th St.)
1907 19th St.
XN
Mines Park III Comm. Ctr.
2001 Infinity Cr.
XO
Mines Park (2003 Infinity Cr)
2003 Infinity Cr
XP
Mines Park (2005 Infinity Cr)
2005 Infinity Cr
XQ
Mines Park (2007 Infinity Cr)
2007 Infinity Cr
XR
Mines Park (2009 Infinity Cr)
2009 Infinity Cr
XS
Mines Park (2011 Infinity Cr)
2011 Infinity Cr
XT
Mines Park (2013 Infinity Cr)
2013 Infinity Cr
XU
Mines Park (2015 Infinity Cr)
2015 Infinity Cr
XV
Mines Park (2017 Infinity Cr)
2017 Infinity Cr
XW
Mines Park (2019 Infinity Cr)
2019 Infinity Cr
XX
Mines Park (2021 Infinity Cr)
2021 Infinity Cr
XY
Mines Park (2023 Infinity Cr)
2023 Infinity Cr
XZ
Mines Park (2025 Infinity Cr)
2025 Infinity Cr
Z1
Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (Fiji) House (1803 W. 1803 W. Campus Rd.
Campus Rd.)
Z2
Aspen Hall (1869 W. Campus Rd)
1869 W. Campus Rd.
Z3
Pi Phi (1500 W. Campus Rd)
1500 W. Campus Rd
Z4
Alpha Phi (1550 W. Campus Rd)
1550 W. Campus Rd.
Z5
Sigma Kappa (1600 W. Campus Rd)
1600 W. Campus Rd
Z6
Vacant Lot - Future Sorority House
1650 W. Campus Rd
Z7
Unassigned

Z8
Unassigned

Z9
Unassigned

ZA
1600 Jackson Street
1600 Jackson St.
ZB
Denver Federal Center, Bldg 15
Denver
Federal
Center,
Bldg. 15
ZC
Unassigned

ZD
Center for Academic Services & Advising (CASA)
1225 17th St.
ZE
Aqwatec -Pole Barn
1803 19th St.
ZF
Aqwatec-Green House
1803 19th St.
ZG
House-1020 19th St. (Public Safety Annex)
1020 19th St.
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Code
Building Name
Address
ZH
House-1706 Illinois St (International Program)
1706 Illinois St.
ZI
House-1722 Illinois St. (President Residence)
1722 Illinois St.
ZJ
House-1812 Illinois St. (Public Safety)
1812 Illinois St.
ZK
House-1404 Maple St. (ROTC)
1404 Maple St.
ZL
House-1400 Maple St. (MEP)
1400 Maple St.
ZO
House-1700 Maple St. (Coolbaugh House)
1700 Maple St.
ZP
Aqwatec-Building
1803 19th St.
ZQ
Jones Rd Apartment #1 (1920-East)
1920 Jones Rd (East)
ZR
Jones Rd Apartment #2 (1922-West)
1922 Jones Rd (West)
ZS
House-1700 Illinois St. (McBride Honors)
1700 Illinois St.
ZT
Unassigned

ZV
House-1710 Illinois St. (WISEM/Auditors)
1710 Illinois St
ZW
Unassigned

ZX
Unassigned

ZY
Unassigned

ZY
Unassigned

ZZ
Unassigned

AF1
Athletic Soccer Field-A
1300 W. 12th St.
AF2
Athletic Track Field-B
1300 W. 12th St.
AF3
Athletic Baseball Field-C
1300 W. 12th St.
AF4
Athletic Softball Field-D
1300 W. 12th St.
EL
Elm Residence and Dining Hall

WA
Welcome Center
1810 Illinois St.

Disposition Codes

Code Disposition
1
Sold
2
Scrapped
3
Lost
4
Stolen
5
Traded-In
6
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Sponsor codes

Code Sponsor
1
State of Colorado
2
National Science Foundation (NSF)
3
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
4
Department of Transportation (DOT)
5
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
6
U.S. Bureau of Land Management (USBL)
7
Department of Energy (DOE)
8
Private
9
US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)
10
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
11
UNUSED
12
Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI)
13
U.S. Air Force
14
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
15
All other Federal
16
Auxiliary
17
Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI)
18
Army
19
Department of Defense (DOD)
20
Department of Labor (DOL)

Condition Codes

Code Condition
1
Functional and being utilized
2
Functional and not being utilized
3
Nonfunctional and not being utilized


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APPENDIX C – GOVERNMENT REQUIRED REPORTS

US Government Reports are required as follows:

Report


As of Date


Submission Due Date

Semi-Annual DOE

28 February

15 April
Equipment DOE Form
31 August


16 October

NASA form 1018

30 September

31 October
NASA Grant Property List
30 September

31 October
DOD DD Form 1662
30 September

31 October

*Submission of a closeout report is due 60 - 90 days after each project has expired
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APPENDIX D - FORMS


Copy of Equipment Transfer/Location Change Request Form

Copy of Property Disposal Form


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Equipment Location Change/Transfer Form – page 1



This form is available at:
http://inside.mines.edu/Forms

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Equipment Location Change/Transfer Form – page 2






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Equipment Disposal Form



This form is available at:
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