Equipment Loans

  1. I would like to get a piece of equipment for evaluation. The vendor is willing to let me have it for a few weeks to see if it will meet our needs. Is there anything I need to do to get this loaner?
  2. I have a piece of equipment that I would like to loan to a colleague at another facility. How do I go about doing this?

I would like to get a piece of equipment for evaluation. The vendor is willing to let me have it for a few weeks to see if it will meet our needs. Is there anything I need to do to get this loaner?

In certain instances, equipment is lent to AURA for demonstration, testing, or evaluation or for use until ordered equipment arrives. These acquisitions are treated as no cost purchases and must be initiated with a requisition.

The value indicated on the requisition is the replacement value of the lent equipment. The requisition must be properly signed according to the replacement value. This is done so that if the equipment is damaged while in the custody of AURA, the account manager is aware of the replacement costs.

Often, AURA will be invoiced for the replacement value of the items when the equipment is received. Procurement and Accounting will work together to insure that payment of the invoice is not made. It is important that the equipment be received through AURA Logistics, and that the individual receiving the lent equipment notify Procurement and Accounting indicating that the item(s) have been received, but that payment is not authorized until further notification from the requestor.  It is the requestor's responsibility to notify Procurement and Accounting that the item has been tested, accepted and payment can be processed.

AURA is responsible for the safety of lent equipment and must pay for any loss or damage to the equipment.


I have a piece of equipment that I would like to loan to a colleague at another facility. How do I go about doing this?

For further information about equipment loans, contact your Center Property Officer.