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1 Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration Property Disposal 101 H Jan Faulkner Regional Deputy Director Personal Property Management Greater Southwest / Rocky Mountain Region

2 Federal Acquisition Service 2 GSA Property Management Mission Statement  To provide the services, expertise, and systems that will ensure the timely, effective, and efficient disposition of the Federal government’s excess and surplus personal property assets, yielding the greatest return on investment to the taxpayer

3 Federal Acquisition Service 3 Glossary of Terms  A rudimentary understanding of key property terms and phrases will help you develop a clearer perspective of the disposal process  Excess  Surplus  Report  Screening  Search and select

4 Federal Acquisition Service 4 Step 1 – Agency: Internal Agency property responsibilities Property custodians Property officers NUO’s Follow internal procedures first Once internal procedures are complete, an agency can report property to GSA

5 Federal Acquisition Service 5 Step 2 – Report Property  Notification to GSA of available excess property  Report to GSAXcess®  On-line  Batch  SF 120  Reference: 41 CFR 102-36.210 through 41 CFR 102- 36.240

6 Federal Acquisition Service 6 Must All Excess Property Be Reported to GSA?  Yes, except  Direct Transfer Property;  Abandonment/Destruction Property;  Nonappropriated Fund Property;  Foreign Excess Property;  Scrap (except aircraft);  Perishables;  Trading Stamps and Bonus Goods;  Hazardous Waste;  Controlled Substances;  Nuclear Regulatory Commission – controlled material;  Property Dangerous to Public Health and Safety; and  Classified or Property Sensitive for Reasons of National Security FMR 102-36.220

7 Federal Acquisition Service 7 Who is Accountable?  YOU  THE OWNING AGENCY,  REMAINS ACCOUNTABLE FOR  PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN  REPORTED TO GSA AS EXCESS  (FMR 102-36.245)

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9 9 What are the Condition Codes for Disposal? Disposal Condition CodeDefinition 1 New. Property which is in new condition or unused condition and can be used immediately without modifications or repairs. 4 Usable. Property which shows some wear, but can be used without significant repair. 7 Repairable. Property which is unusable in its current condition but can be economically repaired. X Salvage. Property which has value in excess of its basic material content, but repair or rehab is impractical and/or uneconomical. S Scrap. Property which has no value except for its basic material content.

10 Federal Acquisition Service 10 Can I Get Excess Government Equipment?

11 Federal Acquisition Service 11 Step 3 – Excess: Screening & Federal Transfers  Property in GSAXcess® is available for screening by and transfer to:  Federal agencies –Their contractors, cooperatives and grantees  Senate and House of Representatives  DC Government  Mixed-ownership Government corporations  Agency property personnel must have access to GSAXcess®  Via NUO or APO  Reference: 41 CFR 102-36.60

12 Federal Acquisition Service 12 Step 3 – Excess: Screening & Federal Transfers  Search available property  On-line  Physical screening  “Screening” period normally 21 calendar days  Submit request via GSAXcess®  Reference: 41 CFR 102-36.90 through 41 CFR 102-36.140

13 Federal Acquisition Service 13 Golden Rules of Acquiring Excess Property… There must be an authorized need for the property  You must not acquire excess personal property with the intent to sell or trade for other assets

14 Federal Acquisition Service 14 Who Pays for the Transportation for Excess Property?  Acquiring agency is required to pay shipping and transportation costs.  When applicable, acquiring agency may have to pay packing, loading, and dismantling costs.

15 Federal Acquisition Service 15 Step 4 – Federal Surplus Property Donation Program  At the completion of screening for Federal use, property not transferred is declared surplus  Donation program extends useful life of property in which we, as taxpayers, have already expended funds to acquire  Property is donated from GSA through State Agencies for Surplus Property

16 Federal Acquisition Service 16 Step 4 – Federal Surplus Property Donation Program  Participants in the Surplus Donation Program include  State and local public agencies  Nonprofit educational and public health institutions  Nonprofit and public programs for the elderly  Educational activities of special interest to the Department of Defense  Public airports  Reference: 41 CFR 102-37

17 Federal Acquisition Service 17 What if the Property is not Transferred or Donated????

18 Federal Acquisition Service 18 Step 5 - Sales  Property not donated becomes eligible for sales  GSA offers many sales methods including  Internet auctions via GSA Auctions®  Live auctions  Sealed bid sales  GSA sales provide national exposure, state-of-the-art elements, competitive bidding, and maximum returns  Agencies can conduct sales on their own - Fees are charged  Reference: 41 CFR 102-38

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20 Federal Acquisition Service 20 And, What if You Can Not Transfer, Donate Nor Sell the Property? You may Abandon/Destroy property that has no commercial value or the estimated cost of care and handling would exceed the proceeds from its sale. FMR 102-36.305 thru 330

21 Federal Acquisition Service 21 But Remember…  Agencies must not A&D property in a manner that is dangerous to public health or safety.  If an entity wants to buy the property, you must implement sales procedures.

22 Federal Acquisition Service 22 Property Disposal Summary  There are four main phases of the Federal disposal process  Internal  Excess  Surplus  Sales  There is specific terminology  Excess  Surplus  Report  Screen  There are systems supporting the program  GSAXcess®  GSA Auctions®

23 Federal Acquisition Service 23 FEDERAL DISPOSAL PROCESS EXCESS SURPLUS SCREENING Non Internal Agencies/Bureaus Of your Department Federal Agencies Cost Reimbursable Contractors Grantees Public Airports State Agencies for Surplus Property Nonprofit Educational & Public Health Activities Service Educational Activities AGENCY SCREENING And FEDERAL TRANSFER 21 DAYS DONATION NOTIFICATION 5 DAYS SALES DONATION REMOVAL

24 Federal Acquisition Service 24 If you have Questions, or for Further Assistance… Any Area Property Officers Additional information available at

25 Federal Acquisition Service 25  H Jan Faulkner  Regional Deputy Director  Greater Southwest / Rocky Mountain Region  303-236-7700

26 Federal Acquisition Service 26 THANK YOU FOR COMING!

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