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Commonwealth Employee Info on State Surplus Property

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Purchasing State Surplus Property
When state surplus property is made available for sale to the public through auction, the internet or Department of General Services’ warehouse, the following prohibitions and limitations apply:
  • Employees of the Department of General Services’ Bureau of Supplies and Surplus may not purchase the property.
  • Property Control Officer(s) and their supervisor(s) of the Commonwealth agency which declares the property “surplus” may not purchase the property.
  • State employees may not purchase any item with a price greater than $500.
  • State employees are also subject to any specific guidelines of their respective agencies in regard to purchases of items with a price of $500 or less.
  • Employees should check agency policy on purchasing of state property to identify any additional restriction.
Vehicle Auctions Open to the Public

Commonwealth vehicle sales are handled through the Bureau of Vehicle Management.

State Surplus Property Alerts + Updates

We send out periodic updates on items that have been recently surplused by other agencies. If you would like to subscribe to the email distribution to receive notices, please click here and fill out the form.