Division of State Agencies Support Services

Federal Surplus Property

Please Note: This program is only available to approved eligible organizations and this property is NOT for sale to the public.

Program Summary

The Federal Surplus Property Program acquires surplus federal property such as vehicles and heavy equipment, medical and rescue supplies, boats, furniture, and aircraft for eligible state agencies, universities, local govenments, public schools and other non-profit organizations. Click Here for program eligibility guidelines to determine if your organization is eligible to acquire federal surplus property.

This program is completely supported by the revenues generated from a nominal service charge that is administered to cover the costs of the program. This means that program costs are passed on to participants in the form of service fees that vary according to the condition of the item and demand. Program participants are referred to as "donees" since the property is considered a "donation" from the federal government.

Federal surplus property is acquired either by screeners from our staff visiting federal installations and identifying needed property or by staff making a request to receive property from overseas military installations. The property is brought to the Federal Surplus Warehouse in West Columbia for transfer to eligible entities. Eligible organizations can contact the Federal Surplus Property Program to make a request for the state to acquire a specific item. Property not purchased by eligbile entities is offered to the public in accordance with federal guidlelines at auctions conducted online at GSA Auctions.

Federal Regulations

Property received through this program is subject to federal handling and use restrictions, and includes a requirement that the recipient organization keep and use the property for a set amount of time before being eligible to dispose of it.

The Federal Surplus Property Program is covered by federal nondiscrimination laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex. 

Federal Surplus Program Contact

Troy Cates - Manager
Phone: 803-896-6893
Email: troy.cates@admin.sc.gov
Federal Warehouse Location: 1441 Boston Avenue - West Columbia
Warehouse Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Eligibility Coordinator

Tracy Price - Coordinator
Phone: 803-896-6884
Email: tracy.price@admin.sc.gov