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Ray Cuellar
Resource Development Specialist
5885 Haven Ave., AD 109B
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
Phone: 909-652-6469


| Salaries & Wages | Benefits | Materials and Supplies | Equipment | Travel | Participant Support Costs |
| Other Direct Costs | Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs |

Planetarium Equipment

The federal government defines equipment as any nonexpendable item, unit or system costing more than $5,000 and with a useful life of more than one year. Individual sponsors may apply additional restrictions on the purchase of equipment or supplies. For example, some sponsors may disallow the purchase of personal computers or office furniture or may impose a unit cost different from the federal definition. If no additional restrictions are published in the Request for Applications, adhere to the federal definition.

The cost for equipment includes item cost, tax, shipping & handling, delivery and installation. Appropriate cost estimates include vendor quotes and catalog pricing.

To allow for greater flexibility in purchasing equipment, it is best avoid listing specific manufacturers, makes or model numbers. If it is not possible to describe the equipment without referencing specific models or manufacturers, be certain to add the phrase "or equivalent" at the end of the description.

Do not include general office equipment (i.e. computers, laptops, printers, etc.) in this category.


Rev. 1/28/14