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Surplus Property FAQs

Is WVSASP open to the public?
What are your hours?
Where does property come from?
Where can I buy property?
Can I see current inventory online?
What forms of payments does WVSASP accept?
How long do I have to remove an item purchased at the WVSASP warehouse?
Does WVSASP host public auctions?
Can WVSASP load a purchase into my vehicle for me?
Does WVSASP negotiate pricing?
Can I view what vehicles are for sale online?
What entities qualify as eligible organizations?
Can I buy on behalf of an eligible organization?
How can veterans access state and federal property?
How many tax dollars does it cost to operate WVSASP?

Question Answer
Is WVSASP open to the public? Members of the public are invited to shop at WVSASP during its normal business hours and through its online auction site, GovDeals.  State employees, excluding those who work for the West Virginia Purchasing Division and WVSASP, are also able to make purchases as members of the public.



What are Surplus Property's hours? WVSASP is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding state holidays.  All invoicing must be completed by 4 PM.
Where does property come from? When property owned by state agencies is no longer needed, it is retired to WVSASP.  This includes property such as vehicles, computers, commercial equipment, furniture, et cetera.  The Surplus Property Unit allows for the ethical retirement of state assets while extending the usage of the property.  Thanks to WVSASP, members of the public and eligible organizations have been able to purchase usable items at a fair price.
Where can I buy property? WVSASP maintains a warehouse in Dunbar, WV.  Online auctions, which are conducted through GovDeals, may occur for assets located throughout the state.  Each GovDeal listing includes the physical location of the item.  To see our current online auctions, please click here.
Can I see current inventory online? Inventory is not available for online viewing at this time.  However, special inventory items are often featured on WVSASP’s Facebook page at facebook.com/WVSurplus.
What forms of payments does WVSASP accept? Visa, MasterCard, Discover, money orders, and bank-certified checks are accepted at WVSASP.  Cash and personal checks are not accepted.
How long do I have to remove an item purchased at the WVSASP warehouse? Items purchased from WVSASP must be removed at the time of purchase.  Vehicles may be left overnight, but will be subjected to a $25 fee.
Does WVSASP host public auctions? Periodically, WVSASP will host an in-person public auction.  The last auction was held on December 6, 2017.  There are currently no upcoming auctions scheduled.
Can WVSASP load a purchase into my vehicle for me? WVSASP is unable to assist with the loading of items purchased at the warehouse.  Large or heavy purchases may be pallet loaded if prior arrangements are made.
Does WVSASP negotiate pricing? All inventory is sold at a fixed price based on its market value.  Vehicle pricing is determined by either its NADA or Kelley Blue Book value.
Can I view what vehicles are for sale online? WVSASP maintains a list of vehicles for sale on its website that includes details such as the year, make, model, mileage and price.  This list is updated weekly with a new list published on Thursdays at 4:30 PM.  Please note that the newly-published list does not go into effect until the following Monday (or Tuesday, depending on state holidays).  WVSASP provides this early look at the vehicle list so that customers may inspect vehicles in advance and plan purchases for the following week.  Each vehicle list is dated on the top left corner with the date those vehicles will be available.  Please click here to see WVSASP’s current vehicle list.
What entities qualify as eligible organizations? Nonprofits, volunteer fire departments, local municipalities, boards of education, churches, rehabilitation facilities, county commissions, and more qualify as eligible organizations.  Registered eligible organizations receive several benefits shopping at WVSASP, such as reserving property and first access to inventory.  To complete the Application for Eligibility, please click here.
Can I buy on behalf of an eligible organization? Only individuals designated on the Application for Eligibility by an eligible organization may buy on behalf of that organization.  However, individuals are welcome to purchase an item as a member of the general public with the intention to donate it to a nonprofit or other organization.
How can veterans access state and federal property? Public Law 15-416, also known as the “Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act,” will allow veterans who own small businesses the opportunity to acquire equipment and property through the Federal Surplus Property Program.  At this time the Small Business Administration, General Services Administration, the National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property have not announced policies and procedures for this law to be in effect.  WVSASP is monitoring the situation and will begin operations as soon as federal guidelines are announced.
How many tax dollars does it cost to operate WVSASP? WVSASP is a self-funded entity and no taxpayer money is used for its operation.



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