Eligible organizations may receive restricted inventory items including federal surplus and state restricted surplus items. Eligible organizations include:
- Political subdivisions
- Educational facilities
- Conservation nonprofits
- State agencies
- SBA 8(a) contractors
- Veteran-owned small businesses
Agencies interested in receiving these benefits should complete the SNF 17726 Eligibility Application.
In accordance with the General Services Administration, this application must be re-done every three years to maintain eligibility to restricted surplus items.
To make changes to your organization's Authorized Representatives, use SNF 54201 Authorized Representative. These individuals are the "buyers" for your agency. An authorized representative may acquire restricted surplus items, obligate necessary funds for this purpose, and execute distribution documents agreeing to terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions applying to all items obtained.
Full terms and conditions of federal surplus is included in the Eligibility Application. A summary includes:
- Personal use of federal surplus is not allowed.
- There must be a need for the acquired item, and it must be used in the authorized program.
- Items are always "as is, where is" with no warranty.
- Items must be placed into use within one year and then used for a minimum of 18 months.
- Within the first 18 months, permission must be obtained before selling, trading, loaning, or cannibalizing federal surplus.