UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
WITH PHYSICAL PLANT
The purpose of this policy is to inform all departments within the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) of the requirements to be followed in the
procurement, lease or installation of equipment that could affect the building
structure and utilities. UAMS departments must coordinate all requests for such
equipment with the UAMS' Physical Plant.
Departments requesting the
procurement, lease or installation of equipment, must submit the request to
Physical Plant for inspection and approval prior to submitting the
on-line SAP requisition to the Procurement Services Department. This
requirement especially includes requests for major equipment such as X-Ray
equipment, air conditioning units, sterilizers, freezers, and fume hoods.
The Physical Plant will
review the equipment technical specification literature and then inspect all
affected areas to determine if the required electrical, plumbing, and space
environmental conditions are present. If proper environmental conditions
exist, Physical Plant will approve the request. However, if existing
conditions are unacceptable, Physical Plant shall inform the department of all
remodeling, renovation, maintenance, and associated costs that will be
required to meet the standards.
Failure to obtain approval
from the Physical Plant could seriously delay the installation of the
requested equipment or cause damage to UAMS facilities.