Warehouse Management is responsible for evaluating excess university property to determine the most cost effective method for disposal. This includes surplus, posting for online auction/bid on GovDeals, re-use to other University departments, re-use to entities outside of the University, recycling, or disposal into the waste stream. Once this determination has been made by the Surplus Property Manager, Warehouse Management will assist in making arrangements with the General Services (movers) to have the property removed.
The university encourages the re-use of serviceable furniture and equipment. Departments in need of such may call either the Surplus Property Manager at (804) 827-0576 or the Warehouse Re-Use Coordinator at (804) 349-1426 to inquire about the availability of items of interest.
Department personnel are encouraged to view the items by making an appointment to travel to the Re-Use Warehouse at 1060 Oliver Hill Way to inspect what is offered. Unlike other avenues of obtaining used furniture and/or equipment, there is no cost for the items, only transportation costs to move the items(s) from the Warehouse to your department.
The University utilizes the online auction process, GovDeals, to allow the public to bid on surplus items to include, but not limited to, vehicles, computer equipment, food service equipment, and scrap metal. New items are added daily to the website. You can view the website by going to GovDeals, select “State-VA“ and then select “Virginia Commonwealth University“ from the pop-up list.