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Environmental Health and Safety
The University of Mississippi

How to Purchase Radioactive Materials



  1. Complete a Radioactive Material Purchase Application

          A Radioactive Material Purchase Application form (DHS-026) may be obtained from the Laboratory Services

         Department webpage. The form must be completed before it is sent to Laboratory Services or the order may be

         delayed or cancelled.

    • Purchases of $5000 or less only require one written quote from a vendor for the material(s) to be purchased. Purchases exceeding $5000 require two quotes.
      • Quotes must be signed by a sales representative or an original email must accompany the Application form.
      • Quotes should only include the material(s) listed on the Application form. Quantities and material(s) should be listed as stated on the quote. Quotes submitted with material(s) not included on the Application form will be returned.
    • The form must (be):
      • Dated and signed by the Principal Investigator
      • Include the Cost Center / Account Number
      • Signed by the Signatory Officer
      • Delivered (mail, FAX, E-mail) to Laboratory Services for review and processing
  1. Purchase, Receipt and Delivery of Radioactive Materials
    • Completed application forms will be processed into a purchase requisition.
    • The materials will be ordered by Procurement Services.
    • All Radioactive material(s) are initially delivered to Laboratory Services.
    • All packages received will be subjected to the following upon receipt:
      • Visual Inspection
      • Checked for leakage
      • Surveyed for removable contamination (as applicable)
      • The material will be added to the University Inventory
    • Laboratory Services will deliver the material and the associated paperwork to the authorized location of use, properly store the material, and notify the intended recipient.
  2. Notify Procurement to process payment for the materials
    • Following the satisfactory receipt of the material, Receiving will be notified at to process a GOODS RECEIPT for the Purchase Order.