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 and/or I forgot to add my organization’s name to my profile.
If you have any changes to your information, or your actual profile doesn’t have your organization listed above your address:
Log In to Public Surplus
- Go to the ‘My Stuff’ tab
- Go to the ‘Profile’ tab
- Click on 'User Information' link to bring up your profile information.
- Make the 1st line of the Address Section your Non-Profit Organization’s name and use the 2nd line for the street address.
- Make any additional changes needed.
An example of what this should look like is below:
What will we find on Public Surplus?
Answer: Everything our state agencies deem surplus, including laptops and CPU's, with the exception of vehicles (unless specifically discussed with the DAS State Surplus Property Unit). You will find more information on vehicles here: Public Auctions for State Surplus Vehicles.
Can our organization buy items on the Public Surplus website?
Answer: Yes, but you must follow your organization’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. You choose the quantity you would like to claim/bid on.
What if my organization changes our mind after claiming an auction? Or we go to pick up the item decide we don’t want it?
Answer: All our items are listed on the website as being sold “As is and where is”. There are no property warrantees or guarantees.
If you do claim something, however, and decide after that you no longer want it, please contact the Auction Contact and copy DAS Surplus so they can relist the auction(s).