What is PublicSurplus.com?
Answer: PublicSurplus.com is an auction website specifically for government agencies to sell their surplus property.
How do I make changes to my profile? Something changed, or I already registered but I didn’t put my municipality’s name in my profile. How can I change my profile to reflect it?
If you have changes you need to make to your Public Surplus profile, or your agency is not listed above your address on your profile (or on the Bill of Sale):
- Log In to Public Surplus Opens in a new window
- Go to the ‘My Stuff’ tab
- Go to the ‘Profile’ tab
- Click on that to bring up your profile information.
- Make the 1st line of the Address Section your municipality’s name and use the 2nd line for the street address.
- Make any other applicable changes.
What will we find on Public Surplus?
Answer: Everything our state agencies deem surplus, including CPU’s and laptops, with the exception of vehicles (unless specifically discussed with the DAS State Surplus Property Unit). Please see the State Surplus Vehicles - State Agency and Municipality Procedures to Purchase for information specific to vehicles.
If we missed out on claiming an item, but it went to public auction, can our municipality buy items on the Public Surplus website?
Answer: Yes, but you must follow your municipality’s purchasing procedures. The person bidding on the item must be prepared to pay using a credit card if an auction is won.
What is a Dutch auction?
Answer: A Dutch auction is one auction listing with multiples of the same item in similar condition which can be claimed all by one buyer or separately by multiple buyers.
What if my municipality changes its mind after claiming an auction? Or we go to pick up the item decide we don’t want it?
Answer: All items listed on the website are being sold “as is” and “where is” without any warrantees or guarantees. If your organization claims property and decides it is no longer wanted, please email the Auction Contact and copy the DAS Surplus Program Team so the auction(s) can be noted and relisted.