Federal Donation Program
The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 authorizes WV Surplus to coordinate the donation of federal property to:
- State agencies
- Local public entities
- Nonprofit organizations
- Veterans who own small businesses
Each of these qualifying groups must have a current
Application for Eligibility
While the property is considered donated, there is an acquisition cost listed for each item. Please note that in addition to the cost listed by the federal government, WV Surplus is required by the U.S. General Services Administration to charge a small service fee for acquired donated property and a compliance period applies.
The Federal Donation Program offers a wide variety of items. Items WV Surplus often sees an interest in includes construction equipment, fire trucks,
industrial/trade machinery, office equipment, and trailers. Additional federal property that may be of interest to participants includes bicycles, boats, computers, food preparation supplies and equipment, household items, lab equipment, lighting, medical, dental, and veterinary equipment and supplies, musical instruments, mobile homes, photography and recording equipment, recreational goods, recycling, reclamation and disposal equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, tires, tools, tractors, and more.
The property available through the Federal Donation Program often changes and availability is not guaranteed.
How to Screen and Obtain Federal Property
Organizations interested in obtaining federal property may screen the property at
using their unique user ID and password. WV Surplus will issue this password to interested eligible organizations with an approved
Application for Eligibility
on file. To obtain a unique user ID and password, call 304-766-2626 or email
Once an entity finds property that it would like to obtain, the organization must contact WV Surplus to make arrangements for securing the property. All federal property is offered on an “as is, where is” basis, and the requesting organization is responsible for the pickup and transport of the property from its current location to the eligible organization’s location.
A video guide on how to screen for property is available
Entities that obtain federal property must put the property into use within one year and use it for at least one year (or 18 months in some instances) and may not sell the property, loan it, or trade it until the utilization period is over. Tearing down for parts is prohibited unless prior authorization is given by WV Surplus. Personal and non-use of surplus property is strictly prohibited.
Fixed Price Program
The Fixed Price Program is another way WV Surplus can coordinate the acquisition of federal property. Unlike the donation program, the Fixed Price Program is not open to all eligible organizations. Please contact WV Surplus to confirm your organization's eligibility. When purchasing an item from the Fixed Price Program, the ownership and title transfers immediately to the new entity. Additionally, fixed priced purchases have been exempted under
Section 9: Impossible to Bid List of the
Purchasing Division Procedures Handbook, so competitive bidding is not required for state agencies.
Currently, WV Surplus is offering police vehicles through this program. If your organization is interested in obtaining a police vehicle, please call 304-766-2626 or email