Materials Management is responsible for the ordering, distribution, and storage of supplies and equipment needed to conduct business and research for classrooms, research labs, offices, and Facilities Management.

Facilities Management Stores manages and procures a wide variety of parts, supplies and “critical spares,” supporting the Trades, Construction, Grounds, Custodial, and Utilities and Energy Services divisions. FM Stores also provides supply chain management for maintenance parts for Facilities Management.

Materials Management supplies labs with liquid nitrogen/dry ice.

Please, click here to order dry ice/liquid nitrogen

Outgoing/Incoming Freight 

Distribution Center's Shipping and Receiving division offers outgoing shipping, special delivery, and distribution of received and/or ordered items to campus departments.

  • CU Boulder Distribution Center shipping services (including hazardous materials) are offered at exclusively negotiated discounted rates — typically 70% less than a direct quote from freight companies.
  • Hazardous Materials Shipping - Our staff is International Air Transport Association (IATA) and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) certified in international and domestic shipping of hazardous materials and we are always willing to talk with you about any concerns you might have. Hazardous materials shipments includes a fee for handling and preparation charge.
  • Special deliveries (such as artwork, non-standard sizes, etc.), packaging/crating for freight and hazardous materials shipments, and special services (such as un-crating centrally received freight) are billed for labor time, truck rental, and materials.

Please contact us to request a quote. Remember to include:

  • contact person and telephone number
  • speedtype you want charged
  • description of the item you are shipping
  • location of the item to be shipped, specifically the building and room number
  • item's final destination including contact and zip code
  • Note: If the location of the freight is in a locked room or if you have irregular office hours, please include that information when arranging for pick up.

Please click here for an Empty Cylinder Return form.

The Distribution Center provides temporary and long-term storage space for campus departments.

  • $9.75 per standard pallet per month
  • Bulk floor storage $0.87 per square foot per month
  • The Distribution Center will provide courtesy dock to dock pick up and delivery of your storage items at no extra charge.
  • Shredding can be arranged for boxes of documents stored at the Distribution Center. For other shredding options, please go to the CU Recycling website.

Please, click here to request Storage.