Most computer hardware items do not require a Purchase Request. Details follow:

PR required and C&SS approval

  • Hard drive

Items no longer requiring a PR and IT approval:

  • Multi-function printer (fax/scan/print)
  • Scanner
  • Copier
  • Thumb drive
  • CD Rom writer (or anything that writes data)

For those items requiring a PR, the Purchasing Department will not be able to procure the product until review has been completed satisfactorily. PRs received in Purchasing without approval by C&SS will be sent for approval prior to processing the order.

Please contact the Computer helpdesk, fredhelpdesk@nih.gov, if you have any questions.