1. Is WV Surplus open to the public?
Members of the public are invited to shop at WV Surplus 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 WV Surplus, are also able to make purchases as members of the public.
2. What are WV Surplus's hours?
WV Surplus is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding state holidays. All invoicing must be completed by 4:00 p.m.
3. Where does property come from?
When property owned by a state agency is no longer needed, it is retired to WV Surplus. This includes property like vehicles, commercial equipment, furniture, etc. The Surplus Property Program allows for the ethical retirement of state assets while extending the usage of the property. Thanks to WV Surplus, members of the public and eligible organizations have been able to purchase usable items at a fair price.
4. Where can I buy property?
WV Surplus 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
5. Can I see current warehouse inventory online?
Real time inventory information is not available online at this time. To see examples of the types of inventory WV Surplus receives at its warehouse, click here
6. Does WV Surplus offer any special deals or discounts?
WV Surplus periodically offers special deals on items in its warehouse. To see what special deals, if any, are currently available, click here. Registered state agencies and eligible organizations can receive a discount on some purchases. For more information on the benefits presented to those entities, click here
7. What forms of payments does WV Surplus accept?
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, money orders, and bank-certified checks are accepted at WV Surplus. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.
8. How long do I have to remove an item purchased at the WV Surplus warehouse?
Items purchased from WV Surplus by the public must be removed at the time of purchase. Vehicles may be left overnight but will be subjected to a $25 fee.
9. Does WV Surplus host public auctions?
While GovDeals is the primary way in which WV Surplus chooses to auction items, it also has the authority to host in-person public auctions. The last auction was held on December 6, 2017. There are currently no upcoming auctions scheduled.
10. Can WV Surplus load a purchase into my vehicle for me?
WV Surplus 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.
11. Does WV Surplus 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.
12. Can I view what vehicles are for sale online?
WV Surplus maintains two lists of vehicles for sale on its website that includes details such as the year, make, model, mileage, and price. Each listing is updated weekly with a new list published on Thursdays. Please note that the newly-published list does not go into effect until the following Monday (or Tuesday, depending on state holidays).
13. What is the difference between the vehicle lists?
The Vehicle Sales List
showcases vehicles that are available for immediate sale. If two or more individuals arrive at the same time, on the same day wanting to purchase the same vehicle, it will be removed from this list and transferred to the Vehicle Sealed Bid List.
The Vehicle Sealed Bid List
allows individuals to submit a bid for any of the vehicles on this list. All bids must be submitted by 9:15 a.m. the following Wednesday. Bids can be mailed, faxed, or submitted in person.
14. 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 WV Surplus, such as reserving property and first access to inventory. To complete the Application for Eligibility, please click here
15. 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 intent to donate it to a nonprofit or other organization.
16. How can veterans access state and federal property?
Public Law 15-416, also known as the “Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act,” allows veterans who own small businesses the opportunity to acquire equipment and property through the Federal Surplus Property Program. To learn more about this program, click here
to visit our Veterans Program page.
17. How many tax dollars does it cost to operate WV Surplus?
WV Surplus is a self-funded entity and no taxpayer money is used for its operation.