Effective Date: February 1, 2006
Updated: December 20, 2012
Purpose and Scope
avoid the costs of unnecessary purchases and storage by facilitating
the reuse of valuable surplus property and the disposal of surplus
property of no resale value; to outline the process required for all
departments in the transfer and disposal of surplus material; to ensure
proper and timely handling of surplus material with a maximum benefit
to the College.
- Any department that has equipment, furniture, office supplies or other items no longer needed, with
the exception of computer equipment (monitor, CPU, keyboard, mouse,
printer, scanner and any other computer peripheral device),
should submit a Property Transfer Form. For IT Surplus, please contact Glenn Whelan.
- Business Services will contact the department to arrange pick up.
value of the material to be disposed of is determined by those
individuals within the College having knowledge of the item(s) or by an
outside vendor when given appropriate information (purchase date, cost,
manufacturer, model condition, etc.).
Asset Surplus Disposal
item purchased under a federal, state, or restricted private grant or
contribution must be clearly identified by the department submitting
- Federal, state, or restricted private asset
surplus disposal must be handled as prescribed in the contract or grant
under which the item was purchased. The grant and contract accountant
must approve the property transfer before the asset is removed from the
- Business Services will obtain the book value of
all federal, state, or restricted private assets from the finance
department. Disposal values less than book value on these assets must
be approved by the controller.
- Copies of all Property Transfer
Forms involving federal, state, or restricted private assets will be
forwarded to the finance department at the time of disposal. The finance
department will record the disposal in the College financial
- The Department of Business Services will evaluate the condition and nature of items to determine disposition status.
concerning all computer related equipment is coordinated with
- Items available for department re-use will be held for a reasonable amount of time to give ample opportunity for inspection by all interested departments. These items will be listed on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com) and will be flagged with a "key" symbol to designate internal reallocation only.
- When items are not transferred within the
College after a reasonable time, these items are then available for bid to
the public on Public Surplus.
- Disposition concerning all furniture-related items is coordinated with Facilities and Business Services.
surplus, either available for internal reallocation/departmental reuse or for personal bid, may be examined Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Contact Central Receiving (407.646.2334) to arrange an appointment.
- Items damaged beyond repair or unsafe items
will be discarded by the most appropriate means after evaluation by Business Services.
- Items in serviceable condition but no longer needed within the College will be disposed of in one of the following ways:
- Sale on Public Surplus
- Trade-in (used for purchase of new items)
- Donation (community projects or charitable organizations)
not usable but having scrap or recycling value will be sold. Funds will
be submitted to the cashier's office for deposit to the College's
- All items received for surplus which can be transferred and used within the college (i.e. desks, chairs, file cabinets, etc.) will be retained by the Department of Business Services. The Public Surplus internal reallocation/department reuse web site will be updated on a weekly basis to provide accurate item information to potential departments.
Surplus Process for Internal Reallocation/Department Reuse and items for sale
- Register at Public Surplus (link for Rollins employees only).
- Type in registration code: RUBY 35 DRUG 70
- Fill out personal information in the section "Information About You." Complete "Desired Username and Password" section.
- Proceed to the next step, which will lead you to the area will you will agree to the "Buyer Agreement." Check the box next to "I have read and accepted the buyer agreement."
- Proceed through the next step, until you see the "Register" button. Click the "Register" button.
- You will then receive either an e-mail confirmation or a phone confirmation. Enter your confirmation code at the next screen.
- Once registered go to the Public Surplus login site.
- Enter login information.
- Click on the "Auctions" tab to see items available for internal reallocation/department reuse (designated with a ) and items for sale.
- To select an item for internal reallocation, click on the small description of the item, and then click the "Submit" button in the blue box. Contact Larry Barrett or Jason Wezgraj at 407.646.2334 to arrange for delivery.
- If you wish to bid on a public auction, please enter a bid amount and click the submit button. At the end of the auction period, the high bidder wins. Payment is made directly to Public Surplus. Once payment is made, please contact Larry Barrett or Jason Wezgraj at 407.646.2334 to arrange for pick-up.
Handling of Surplus Computers
Information Technology replaces College computers regularly. The majority of machines are replaced during the summer months, but other machines are replaced on an as-needed basis throughout the year. All faculty and staff who are having their office computer replaced have right of first refusal to purchase the machine being replaced. Information Technology may choose to keep certain machines as a source of replacement parts or to redeploy that machine to a different location on campus. However, many machines will have fulfilled their useful campus life and will be turned over to Business Services to be cataloged as surplus property.
Information Technology provides a suggested sale price to Business Services for each machine based on the starting price of the machine, the age of the machine, the operating condition of the machine, and current purchase price for a similar machine on the open market. Business Services lists these items for public auction on Public Surplus.