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The function of Central Receiving is to ensure prompt delivery of all items procured for the campus community. The Central Receiving Office receives a copy of all Purchase Orders for equipment and supplies purchased. When these items arrive on campus, they are inspected by receiving personnel, and if correct and undamaged, will be promptly delivered to the requesting end users. The average turnaround time when an item arrives at Receiving and is delivered to the end user is 1-2 days.

The "Optional Inspection" program is for departments who wish to inspect their own deliveries for faster receipt of goods. If you choose the "Optional Inspection" program you can have your goods within 24 hours of arrival on campus. To utilize this program, just indicate "DO NOT INSPECT" when placing your order.

If you need to return any items you must complete form SUSB 114, Return/Shipments Request form and mail (Z -6500) or fax (631) 632-8332 to Central Receiving. When Central Receiving receives form SUSB114, they will schedule a date and time to pick up the item from your department. A completed mail requisition must be attached for all shipments using UPS carrier.