Once off purchases for special equipment happen from time to time. Like projects, this process needs special skill and attention. The item(s) are in most cases unique to a certain technical requirement. A skilled person is required to source the minimum specification items, that meets the long term need for the business, and costs as little as possible.
The installation of these purchases, when applicable, attract a certain portion of the overall capital cost, and if managed ineffectively, result in less than satisfied business management.
In some case the business is only certain of the desired objective and not of what equipment is required to get there. This too can be covered under a such special procurement project. It will require some time to familiarize with the business processes in order to understand the best fit for the desired outcome.