- Program Description
Furniture Resale offers both new and
used office furniture for sale to university departments.
Furniture offered for sale includes pre-owned furnishings,
factory seconds, showroom samples, discontinued stock,
and limited quantities and selections of new items that
can be purchased more efficiently and economically through
this program. The types and quantities of items available
for sale vary from month to month, depending upon cost,
demand, and availability from the secondary market at
any given time.
- Items and Pricing
Typically, desks, chairs, bookcases,
file cabinets, work tables, storage cabinets, etc. in
various finishes, colors and fabrics are available for
sale. Specific items, not carried in stock, can also
be secured from selected suppliers on an as-needed basis.
Furniture items will vary in price, depending on brand,
model, materials, condition, finish, etc. from less
than $100 to over $1,000.
Purchases may be charged to department
budgets as follows:
- Items priced less than $100 will
be charged to #800 funding using #800305.
- Items priced between $100 and
$499 will be charged to #880 funding using either:
- #880200 - for Office Furniture
& Equipment Under $500
- #880205 - for EDP Furniture
& Equipment Under $500
- Items priced at $500 or more
will be charged to #880 funding using either:
- #880100 – Office Furniture
- #880105 – EDP Furniture &
To purchase items, contact the Manager
of the Property Control Department (753-1437) or visit our website at www.finfacil.niu.edu/furnitureresale. In-stock furnishings may be viewed
at the Dorland Building. When you have selected
an item, you will be asked to submit an e-mail with
the appropriate fund and org to charge, as well as delivery
location. This e-mail will be used in lieu of a Purchase
Order, and should be initiated by the person who is
authorized to expend equipment funds for your department.
The Property Control staff will then prepare an internal
billing for processing by the university General Accounting
office. The Traffic Manager will also
be notified to schedule delivery per instructions.
Only items priced at $500 or more
will be tagged by the Property Control Office and recorded
on your department’s inventory.
- Qualifications and Limitations
The Furniture Resale program is available
only to recognized departments of the university, and
all items purchased through the program remain the property
of NIU and the State of Illinois, regardless of dollar
value. Items cannot be sold to individuals using personal
funds or funds of organizations that are not included
in the university's chart of accounts. All sales must
be approved by the Manager of the Property Control Department.