Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Chapter 70: Purchasing

Alcohol for Laboratory Use

BPPM 70.22

For more information contact:
   University Stores
   Purchasing Services


State and federal regulations require that the University protect the ethyl alcohol supply and submit periodic reports on the quantity of ethyl alcohol used.

Purchasing Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol may be purchased on any existing University Stores requisition account. Departments that prefer to track alcohol purchases separately should contact University Stores to set up a requisition account specifically for alcohol orders; telephone 509-335-3781.

Alcohol Pickup

Pick up the ethyl alcohol at the Hazardous Chemical Building from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The Hazardous Chemical Building is located east of the McCluskey Services Building on Grimes Way.

Ethyl alcohol is sold in pints, gallons, five gallons, and bulk by the gallon. Containers provided by departments for a bulk purchase must be plastic or metal. Glass containers are not acceptable. Direct questions regarding approved containers to Environmental Health and Safety; telephone 509-335-3041.

Use the following University Stores order item numbers when ordering:

  • Pint (200 proof):   #62385
  • Gallon (200 proof):   #62384
  • Five Gallon (200 proof):   #62383
  • Bulk (190 proof):   #62382


University Stores delivers all quantities of alcohol on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Contact the transportation supervisor with questions; telephone 509-335-3782.

Revisions:  August 2015 (Rev. 453); Nov. 2003 (Rev. 237); Nov. 1999 (Rev. 152); Mar. 1981 (Rev. 42).