9.30 Government and Other Sponsored Provided Equipment

Last Revised Date
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 4:25 pm


To provide direction to university departments on the procedure for the identification of government and other sponsor provided equipment.


Powers and duties of the University President, ABOR Policy 3-801 and 3-802

Authority below applies ONLY to Federal Property (acquisition dollars or title):

  • 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 45
  • 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200 (“Uniform Guidance”) 
  • 48 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 52.245-1(f)(1)(iii)

POLICY:  All capital equipment provided to the University by the government or other sponsor, or capital equipment obtained from GSA Excess Property for use on a Sponsored Projects Services account shall be assigned a University property S-tag number.

The principal investigator (P.I.) is responsible for receiving and inspecting the government Furnished equipment (GFE), other sponsor furnished equipment (SFE) and GSA Excess Property. Upon receipt of the GFE, SFE and Excess Property, the P.I. shall immediately ensure that the quantity, description, and condition of the equipment are recorded accurately on the receiving/shipping documents. The P.I. shall insure that the receiving/shipping documents include the sponsor's valuation of the equipment and a copy of these documents is to be sent to Property Management and to the SPS Property Administrator.

Property Management is responsible for issuing the tag (s) upon notification of the receipt of GFE, SFE and GSA Excess Property and to provide the tag (s) to the custodial department to affix. For items to be titled to the Federal Government, Property Management will also issue a "Property of the Federal Government" tag.

The custodial department is responsible for affixing tags, paint and/or engraving tag numbers on items within one week of receipt of the tags from Property Management.





  1. Ensure that the quantity, description and condition of government, other sponsored and GSA Excess Property is accurately recorded.
  2. If no damage, overage or shortage is discovered: Indicate on the receiving/shipping documents that the equipment has been received in good condition.
  3. If damage, overage or shortage is discovered: Provide a statement of the condition and apparent causes on the causes in the space provided on the shipping/receiving document. Also notify the sponsor’s contracting or grants officer.
  4. If the shipper/receiving document does not include a listing of the sponsors valuation of the equipment, contact the sponsor’s contract or grant office for the valuation.
  5. Forward a copy of the receiving/shipping document with the Sponsored Projects Services account number to Property Management and the SPS Property Administrator.


  1. Upon receipt of the receiving/shipping document, determine the titleholder by checking the titleholder database or conferring with the SPS Property Administrator as to the property titleholder.
  2. Issue a University A-tag, and, if the items are GFE, issue a "Federal Government Property" tag to the custodial department. 


  1. Affix the tag (s), paint or engrave the tags number on the items, or if impractical, create a departmental record.
  2. Verify the data in the Capital Asset Module (CAM) and Acknowledge. Submit corrections via Asset Edit document within one week.