Purchasing services provides numerous services to departments on campus. Our services include loaning out temporary items such as tables and chairs, temporary storage, asset management and preparing your department for a departmental move.  Our department utilizes two forms, the Move Request (B450) and the Equipment Request (B24) that are located on SciQuest Home page. Move Request forms are needed when any equipment or assets need to be moved. Equipment Requests (B24) are completed when needing loan equipment.

Purchasing services is also responsible for inventory control.The sole purpose of Inventory Control is to move all university assets and to tag capital assets valued at $5,000 and above. Inventory Control employees will inventory and record these assets with various methods, including the most common, utilizing the: "Property of Ball State University" bar code label.

Please utilize the B450 to notify Purchasing Services if you need recycled items to be picked up. Recycled items include batteries, lamps, toners, computers and electronics. If you have questions, please contact Purchasing Services at 765-285-1803.


Campus Message

Subject: Campus Bike Removal

The campus bike removal process has been postponed until April 16, 2020. On April 3, 2020, Purchasing Services tagged bikes thought to be abandoned on campus.  All bikes will be stored at the University warehouse until September 1, 2020.

On April 16, 2020,  bikes tagged on campus will have locks cut,  removed from campus, and stored until September. Ball State University is not responsible for the reimbursement of the locks on your bikes. It is the student's responsibility to contact Purchasing Services to retrieve their bicycles.  Please note, bikes located at Scheidler and Anthony apartments will not be removed at this time.

Any bike that is collected will be stored until September 1, 2020, in a secure location. Any bikes left in Purchasing Services' possession after September 1, 2020, will be considered abandoned and will become the property of  Ball State University.  If your bike was removed because it was left, please contact Anna Arison 765-285-1803 and/or see our FAQ page at  Bike Removal FAQ's


Additional Resources

Moving, Storage and Inventory Policies and Procedures

Bike Removal FAQ's