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Safety Equipment and Supplies

Procurement Agent(s):
Wendy Foster


Central Stores carries a wide assortment of safety-related equipment and supplies (i.e. safety glasses, gloves, etc.). Central Stores should be contacted prior to using an outside source for these types of items. Contact Central Stores at 294-8484 or view their catalog in cyBUY. You can also contact Central Stores for sourcing of items that are not in stock.

The Central Stores catalog is available in the cyBUY contract marketplace under Workday.  

Safety Supplies are also available in cyBUY from the following suppliers:


Fisher Scientific

VWR Scientific

Procurement Procedure:

To find the best way to procure the goods or services in this category,
please answer each of the following questions by clicking [yes] or [no].

Is the item available through Central Stores?

[yes] [no]

Go to the Central Stores catalog in cyBUY and submit an order for the items.

Is the item available form any of the cyBUY suppliers?

Note: ISU has several suppliers on cyBUY, including Central Stores, that carry many safety related items at a contract discount.

[yes] [no]

Purchase the items in the cyBUY marketplace.

Do you have an ISU Purchasing Card and will the supplier accept the card for the transaction?

[yes] [no]

Use Purchasing Card and provide receipts, business purpose and Worktag to your ISD by emailing to or add the receipts to your PCV in Workday.

Create a non-catalog requisition in Workday with any accompanying information about the requested purchase to Procurement Services (i.e. order form, quote, email from supplier, etc.). If you need assistance creating a non-catalog requisition in Workday, email the information to