Leasing, Purchasing & Hiring Overseas

Purchase and Lease of Equipment Outside the U.S.

Equipment may be purchased or leased outside the U.S. on behalf of Yale through Yale Procurement. Any legal documentation (e.g. a lease or other contract) should be reviewed by Yale Procurement and the Yale Risk Manager.

University employees should not lease or purchase equipment used to conduct Yale activities in their own name; to do so, circumvents Yale policies and procedures designed to protect the institution and its students and employees and may subject the individual to personal liability. In the event you are presented with a situation where individual purchase of equipment is the only available alternative, please contact your business manager to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made regarding title, insurance and other matters relating to such equipment.