The Division of Surplus Properties administers both the state and federal surplus programs in the Commonwealth. The Division receives and redistributes excess federal and state personal property in the most cost efficient manner and in the best interest of the Commonwealth's taxpayers. The Division offers a variety of products for eligible buyers, including: office furniture; construction equipment and supplies; custodial and cleaning items; laboratory and computer equipment; and surplus vehicles not associated with Fleet Management. The Division promotes and facilitates sustainable reuse of personal surplus property to state agencies, local governments and qualifying non-profit entities.
Services provided by the Division include administering auctions for other state agencies, sealed bid sales, spot bid sales and direct transfer sales. The Division may also receive, warehouse and distribute federal surplus property under the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (as amended) and other federal laws relating to the disposal of federal surplus property. The Division screens, transports, warehouses and may recondition surplus property for transfer to eligible state and local agencies and other eligible public entities.
Veteran Owned Small Businesses Now Eligible for Federal and State Surplus Property
The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act provides that eligible Veteran Owned small Businesses (VOSB) may receive Federal surplus property in accordance with 15 U.S.C. § 657b (g) and 13 CFR § 125.100. The Commonwealth of Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Surplus Property entered into an agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to transfer surplus Federal personal property for a nominal fee.
In order to participate in this program, the VOSB must be located and operated within the State of Kentucky. The small business must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more eligible veterans, service-disabled veterans, or surviving spouses. The VOSB must be registered and in “verified” status in the VA’s VETS First Verification Program database under the procedures found in 38 C.F.R. § 74. Additional information on eligibility and other terms can be found in the Memorandum of Agreement between the GSA, SBA, and Kentucky Division of Surplus Property.