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Mailing Address:
Surplus Property
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept. 15
Bismarck ND 58505-0608

Location:
Igoe Park #12
1278 Hemlock St.
Warehouse 12
Bismarck ND 58504

General Information:
701-328-9665 - Phone
701-328-9669 - Fax
surplus@nd.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is surplus property?
2. Where is your warehouse located?
3. What are your hours?
4. Who can buy property out in the yard/lot?
5. Can the public come and look at property?
6. Is there any software that comes loaded on the computers purchased at State Surplus?
7. Why can't I buy federal property?
8. Are computers cheaper if I buy more of them?
9. Do you have any laptops?
10. Will you help load/carry items to our vehicle?
11. How long do you hold items after purchase?
12. What are your loading hours?
13. What methods of payment do you accept?
14. Who is eligible to purchase state surplus property?
15. How do you determine the price for property you sell?
16. Who can I contact to process and turn in our surplus property and equipment?
17. Can state employees purchase surplus property for personal use?
18. When will you pick up property we have prepared for turn-in?
19. Is there a charge for property transferred to eligible agencies?
20. Do you deliver?
21. How long do you hold property for eligible organizations before you sell it to the public?
22. What is Donee?
23. Do we pay for our GSA auction winnings at your warehouse?
24. How long can I leave my GSA auction lot at your warehouse after I have won?
25. If I have a question not answered here who can I contact?

  1. What is surplus property? Surplus property consists of all physical “personal” property (as opposed to “real” property such as land and buildings) that is determined to exceed the needs of state government by the management of a state agency or institution. Once property is declared to be surplus, it is reported to ND Surplus Property, regardless of its condition. It then qualifies for disposal (transfer, scrapped, and public sale) under Department of General Services Administration policies and procedures, which are established in accordance with the North Dakota Century Code (Section 54-544-04.6).  

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  3. Where is your warehouse located? Our warehouse is located at 1278 Hemlock St., Bismarck, ND. Click here for directions to our warehouse.


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  5. What are your hours? The warehouse is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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  7. Who can buy property out in the yard/lot? Only eligible organizations can purchase the items located in the fenced area at our warehouse. To become an eligible organization you must fill out the Eligibility Application form found on our website. Click here to download the form. The public cannot purchase items located in the fenced area. For more information on eligibility visit the U.S. General Services Administration website.


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  9. Can the public come and look at the property? The public is welcome to browse through the state property portion of our warehouse. The federal property is designated off limits to the public.

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  11. Is there any software that comes loaded on the computers? The computers are wiped clean of any software, including operating systems, before it is delivered to Surplus Property.


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  13. Why can’t I buy federal property? In accordance with federal regulations only state agencies, political subdivisions, tax-funded organizations, and health and educational non-profits are allowed to purchase federal property. For more information on who is eligible to purchase federal property visit the U.S. General Services Administration website.


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  15. Are computers cheaper if I buy more of them? That is up to the discretion of warehouse personnel. If the property has been on hand for several months it may get discounted.


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  17. Do you have any laptops? Most of the laptops will be transferred or sold to other state agencies. If they are not displaced after a period of time, they may be put out for public sale.


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  19. Will you help load/carry items to our vehicles? We will help load your purchases. You will be responsible for securing the load after it is loaded. Be sure and have your own straps with you, we do not provide straps or rope of any kind.


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  21. How long do you hold items after purchase? We will hold property for Donee’s for one week, after one week the property can be resold unless arrangements have been made with Surplus Property. Public property must be removed from the warehouse on the purchase day.


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  23. What are your loading hours? 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


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  25. What methods of payment do you accept? Cash, personal and company checks, purchase cards, and both Visa/MasterCard are accepted for both public and donee purchases. If you are a Donee, State Surplus Property can also bill your organization so no payment is due when you pick up the item(s).


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  27. Who is eligible to purchase state surplus property? State surplus property is available at any time to all state and local government offices, as well as to the qualified pool of donees that meets federal eligibility requirements, including certain non-profits and small businesses. These potential buyers may view and purchase state property at any time from our warehouse distribution center. As time and resources permit, we also offer this property for sale to the general public.


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  29. How do you determine the price for property you sell? Federal property is obtained through the federal donation program, and the only fees collected are service fees to cover the costs of warehousing and transportation.

    The state surplus property program does not receive general funding support; therefore, a nominal service charge is collected for the property we transfer. These fees are used to offset the cost to maintain an overall statewide surplus property program for agencies and other eligible customers that may not otherwise be able to efficiently dispose of their surplus property or afford much of the “like-new” used property we offer. The prices for our state surplus property are based on fair-market value assessments; these determinations are derived from comparisons with the prices for comparable federal property we have sold, recent public sale prices of similar items, and the fair and equitable price we can negotiate.


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  31. Who do I contact to process and turn in our surplus property and equipment? The head of each ND state agency and institution designates a State Surplus Property Authorized Representative. You should first contact this individual about processing excess surplus equipment. The Authorized Representative will coordinate your surplus property turn-in and/or disposal requirements with ND Surplus Property. However, if you need to contact the office directly, we can be reached by phone at 701-328-9665 or e-mail, surplus@nd.gov


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  33. Can state employees purchase surplus property for personal use? If no state agency wants or has a request for said property, they can purchase the property just like the general public.


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  35. When will you pick up property we have prepared for turn-in? We need to have you call or email us before Tuesday afternoon so we can put you on the list for pickup. Rough Rider will do all pickups on Wednesday mornings. If you have an emergency pickup you can call us to arrange what will work best for all parties.


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  37. Is there a charge for property transferred to eligible agencies? Yes. There is a minimal handling fee associated with the reallocation of state property.


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  39. Do you deliver? No, all shipping or pickup arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the buyer.


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  41. How long do you hold property for eligible organizations before you sell it to the public?


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  43. What is a Donee? A Donee is our official term for someone who has filled out the Eligibility Application and is able to purchase from us.


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  45. Do we pay for our GSA auction winnings at your warehouse? No, go to www.gsaauctions.gov and click on credit card form.  Print, read the instructions thoroughly, fill in with your personal information and fax to GSA’s fax number. 


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  47. How long can I leave my GSA auction lot at your warehouse after I have won? You have 10 business days to remove your auction winnings from the warehouse.

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  49. If I have a question not answered here who can I contact? You can contact Public Information Specialist at 701-328-9665.


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