Can an individual purchase or use federal surplus property?
Answer: Not through the CT Federal Surplus Program. However, there is a consolidated, citizen friendly web-site that makes it easy for the public to find government assets for sale. Go to: http://www.gsaauctions.gov
Are there any restrictions on the use of federal surplus property?
Yes, the recipient must agree to the following restrictions:
- Selections must be useable and needed.
- Property must be put into use within 12 months after it is received and utilized for a period of 12 months; or
- There is a utilization period of 18 months on all property with a Government cost of $5,000.00 and over and all passenger motor vehicles regardless of Government cost.
- Restrictions on all aircraft and vessels will be according to the terms and conditions within the conditional transfer document for vessels and aircraft.
May federal surplus property be dissembled for parts or be used for other than its intended use?
Answer: Yes, the recipient can obtain authorization for secondary utilization or cannibalization from the CT Federal Surplus Program Director. Email the Federal Surplus Team with the request.
How does the CT Federal Surplus Program enforce compliance with the terms of the transfer?
Answer: Utilization checks are made on all 18-month and five-year restricted property during that period and random utilization checks on selected items shall be conducted on property with a one-year restriction.