Federal Surplus Property Program


The Federal Surplus Program is designed for eligible participants to acquire property belonging to the federal government that is surplus to all federal needs. The General Services Administration (GSA), through the Defense Property Disposal Agency, makes federal surplus property available to states from military installations, federal agencies, and government contractors.

The Department of Administrative Services/Procurement Division has the authority over the Connecticut Federal Surplus Property Program (DAS) and is responsible for the administration and distribution of donated federal surplus property (excluding real estate) to eligible organizations, including:

  • State or municipal government agencies
  • Tribal nations
  • Tax-exempt nonprofit health and educational organizations
  • Educational radio and television stations
  • Museums and public libraries

The acquisition and use of federal surplus property saves customers time and money. Recipients are only obligated to pay an administrative fee to DAS for the transfer of the property.

Types of Available Property

Federal agencies surplus all kinds of property on the General Services Administration (GSA) website. Property available includes items such as:

  • hand tools 
  • machine tools 
  • furniture
  • motor vehicles 
  • communication and electronic equipment 
  • construction equipment 
  • medical equipment and supplies 
  • aircraft 
  • small boats 
  • hardware 
  • office machines, furniture and supplies
  • textiles and many other items

All surplus property acquired is "AS IS” and "WHERE IS", and without warranty.