Making a Purchase

How Do I Buy Things?

Stockrooms – Need instant gratification? Stop by the basements of Sabin-Reed or Ford Hall. We keep a variety of frequently-used items such as personal protection equipment, culture plates, tubing, and glassware, as well as a selection of chemicals and solvents.

What you need to do:

  • Stop in between 8:30-11:30, 12:30-4:30.
  • Have the information (department/fund/account) about where you would like to charge your purchases
  • If you aren’t the authorized signer for the department/fund, we’ll give you a slip to get signed. All purchases must have an authorized signature.
  • You’re good to shop! (Online Inventory List – Coming Soon!)

Centralized Ordering – You fill out a requisition and we do the rest. Checking for the best prices, dealing with the vendors, and making sure it’s delivered on time. It’s all part of the service we provide. Need a quote for some equipment or an especially large consumables order? Not sure where to find something? We can help point you to some vendors who can provide what you’re looking for. 

What you need to do:

  • Requisitions can be found here for download. Please fill out all highlighted areas and either you can bring us a signed physical copy, or you or your authorized signer can email it to us from your/their Smith email account.

What’s in the box??

Not sure about exactly what goes where? Check out these helpful, colorful graphics.

No Econ degree needed!

How do you even pronounce FOAPL?

You Want Things. We Want to Get You Your Things.

More information is always better than less.


Your results regarding "ground shipping" during holidays may vary.

We’ll let you know if there’s a backorder.



Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to call, email, or stop by!