Central Receiving is established to perform receipt, inspection, delivery, shipping, claims processing, and temporary storage of material pending delivery to University departments. These functions will be performed for all departments and offices on campus with the exception of the following departments, which have specialized receiving requirements.
Purchase requirements with the following deliver-to-points are not routed through Central Receiving:
Central Research Stores
Campus Scientific Stores
Delivery points outside Clarke County, Georgia
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
NEGA Police Academy
Performance Assessment Lab
Poultry Science Feed Mill
University Bookstore (Follett)
University Health Center
University of Georgia Press
University Printing Department
In addition to the departments excepted above, the following categories of orders are excluded from Central Receiving procedures:
Advance pay request (including orders to the U.S. Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents)
Art objects or art work
Cash-on-delivery orders (C.O.D. Purchases)
Deliver and install requests including furniture and leased photocopy machines (if setup and/or startup is included)
Field crops, unprocessed
Gravity-fed materials (such as gasoline and fuel oil or any other bulk items which are unpacked or unsacked)
Indefinite blanket orders
Items authorized for check request payment procedures
Items ordered from the University Bookstore
Livestock (lab animals do go through Central Receiving unless otherwise requested by department and special approval is granted)
Maintenance parts installed by repairmen
Narcotics, or other drugs for which governmental regulations require direct delivery to a registered pharmacist
Orders specifying delivery only upon user's request
Orders to be picked up from supplier
Reprints and page charges
Rigid items longer than 15 feet, such as lengths of iron or steel
Truckload or rail carload shipments
Central Receiving will deliver items ordered from Central Office Supply, but does not process any other internally-generated University deliveries.
Central Receiving is designed to provide fast inspection and turn over of materials received and accurate timely delivery to individuals and locations stated in the purchase order; to reduce the number of vehicles traveling throughout the campus; to expedite payment of invoices and freight charges; and to maintain delivery status information and contact suppliers when delivery is overdue.
Central Receiving will hold limited quantities of equipment only when it is not possible for the requesting department to accept receipt immediately, and then only for a specified length of time.
Maintenance: To ensure that polices are kept current, each department is responsible for reviewing their policies.
You may visit the Central Receiving website for further information at http://www.busfin.uga.edu/central_receiving/