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Safety Equipment and Supplies

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.

Central Stores catalog is available in the cyBUY contract marketplace under Workday.  If you do not have access to cyBUY, contact the cyBUY help desk at

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 Procurement Card and will the supplier accept the card for the transaction?

[yes] [no]

Use Procurement Card and retain any receipts and order forms in your Procurement Card files.

Create a 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 requisition in Workday, email the information to