Sale of Federal Surplus Personal Property


To sell personal property no longer needed by the Government in an expeditious, economical and efficient manner and to obtain the maximum net return from sales. The General Services Administrations GSA Auctions is an OMB authorized Sales Center and conducts the sale of personal property for most of the civil agencies; the Department of Defense handles the sale of its own surplus property.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
General Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
H - Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 81-152, 63 Stat. 377, 40 U.S.C. 541 et. seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Competitive bid sales are open to the general public, however bidders must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals cannot successfully register to bid on items without providing a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). A TIN is defined as an individual's Social Security Number (SSN) or business entity's Employer Identification Number (EIN).
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
A credit card is required for all registered users in our online community. Credit card validation assists in the prevention of fraudulent bidding activity and ensures that bidders are prepared to accept responsibility for their bidding activity and all submitted bids are valid. This card number is recorded but will not be automatically charged if a bidder is the successful bidder of an item. For security reasons and to prevent fraudulent bidding activities, all registered bidders are subject to billing address verification. No P.O. Box address will be accepted unless accompanied by a street address. By entering the credit card information, you are attesting you are an authorized user of the card. It is required that the bidder creates and secures their username and password.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Interested individuals may participate in GSA sales of Federal personal property by internet auctions or can find information on sales not conducted on the internet by visiting the GSA Auctionssm website at Information is also available at the Federal Asset Sales website at
Award Procedure
Property is awarded to that responsible bidder whose bid conforms to the invitation and is most advantageous to the Government, though price and other factors may be considered. For internet sales, the successful bidders will be notified by email and must submit payment within 2 business days from the date & time the award email notification was sent. Award notices for other sale methods may be furnished by U.S. mail, email or telephone. It is the bidder's responsibility to follow-up on the status of his/her bid and to ensure that his/her email address and all registration data are kept accurate and up-to-date.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
This program provides individuals, business concerns, and other organizations with the opportunity to enter competitive bids for purchase of a wide variety of personal property whenever it is determined surplus to the needs of the Federal Government and available for sale. Included are vehicles, aircraft, hardware, electronic and medical equipment, furniture, office supplies and equipment, exotic gifts and collectables, and many other items. This program has been expanded offering assets available to the general public via online capabilities. GSA Auctions ( provides the general public with an Internet website to bid electronically on a wide variety of federal personal property. The website allows GSA to offer assets located across the country to any interested buyer, regardless of location. GSA Auctions provides item descriptions and pictures of items available for sale. Successful bidders are notified by email and can also submit payments electronically. Some restrictions may apply based on property type and/or locations. Other laws may restrict those eligible to participate or place conditions on property.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable Not applicable
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration, (select address from Appendix IV of the Catalog for the GSA Federal Acquisition Services, Office of Personal Property Management Sales Program Division which serves the geographical area of interest); or DLA Disposition Services (for Department of Defense surplus property), National Sales Office, 74 Washington Ave. North, Battle Creek, MI 49037-3092. Internet:
Headquarters Office
Christopher Willett
1800 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20405 USA
Phone: 703-605-2873
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 22$11,243,958.00; FY 23 est $12,851,607.00; FY 24 est $13,352,812.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FMR 102-38, Sale of Personal Property. FMR 102-39, Replacement of Personal Property Pursuant to the Exchange/Sale Authority. Pamphlet available: "For Public Sale! - Used Federal Government Personal Property."
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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