Computers and electronic devices are considered non-consumable supplies (or non-capital property) if they cost less than $5,000. If a computer or electronic device costs more than $5,000, it is considered capital equipment. The Purchasing of Computing Devices on Sponsored Projects Procedural Statement describes the conditions under which the purchase of computers and electronic devices on a sponsored award are allowed according to University policies. Restrictions on computer purchases with award funds may also be included in the terms and conditions.

Each department can establish their own system for identifying and tracking this computers and electronic devices, but these items should be affixed with a tag reading “Property of University of Colorado.” According to campus policy, computers and other electronic devices containing stored data must be erased by Property Services or a department IT representative before leaving campus.