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Allowables and Non-Allowables 

Allowables
Non-Allowables

Allowables

   

Office Supplies

Flowers

   

Memberships

Subscriptions

   

Advertising

Repair Services***

   

Cylinder Gases

Aviation Repair Parts
   

Freight Expenses and Postage Charges

Purchases from MSU University Stores
   
Computer Supplies**(w/ISCD Administrator Approval) Advertising/Logo ** (w/Marketing's Approval)
   
Printing ** (w/College Reprographics Approval) Hosting Expenses (off campus only)
   
Textbooks Classroom Supporting Materials and Supplies
   
Tickets for Students and Gift Certificates Vehicle Rentals for Student Support
   
Uniform and Laundry Rental Video Purchases and Rentals
   
Promotional Materials (only awarded contractors) Hotels and Restaurants for LCC Sponsored Events
   
Trophies Registration for Student Clubs/Groups
Small Dollar Equipment Automotive Repair Parts

 

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Non-Allowables

   

Alcoholic Beverages, beer, wine, liquor

Personal Purchases of any type

   

ATM/Cash Advances of any Type

Furniture ** - (see Pre-Approved) **

   

Boat Dealers, Rentals, Marinas

Long-Term Rentals
   

Cellular Telephone and Telephone Services

Consulting Services
   

Contracts and Leases

Construction and Renovations
   
Contract Agreements of any type that require a signature Gasoline for Personal Vehicle
   
Telephone Services (unless approved in writing by Purchasing - including cellular phones) Pyramiding Purchases - several dollar purchases are made over a short period of time in lieu of combining purchases. (Avoid compliance with the competitive bid requirement of Purchasing Policy).
   
Automotive Repairs (Emergency Only on College Vehicles) Insurance (unless approved Budget Administrator)
   
Prescription Drugs and Controlled Substances (unless approved by Purchasing in writing)  Equipment - equipment with a dollar value of more than $1,000 must be approved by Divisional Budget Administrator
Firearms of any type Leases and Lease Purchases
Moving Services Reimbursement of any type
   
Radioactive and Hazardous Materials** (unless approved by Purchasing in writing) Donations
   
Time Payments of any type  

 

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** Pre-approval Required from LCC Card Administrators, or noted Administrators.  Include name of approver and date received.

*** LCC Card may be used for off-campus repair work:

  • Repair of equipment valued under $1,000 and not a fixed inventory

  • Vendor does not have to come on campus

  • Repair considered minor or low dollar amount

Purchasing Department at Lansing Community College

Purchasing Department
Washington Court Place, Room 214
Phone: (517) 483-1785
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