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KU to centralize management of surplus property

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As of July 1, 2014, KU Surplus will become the central manager of all surplus university property from the Lawrence campus.  This includes any property purchased with KU or KUCR funds or donated to a university department but is no longer needed or useable. Centralizing campus surplus will allow the University to more efficiently manage campus resources by reallocating still valuable items on campus and significantly reducing the cost of furnishing workspaces.  The program will also be able to maximize revenue from items that are no longer needed but can be sold off campus.


Under the new procedures KU Surplus will collect all surplus property free-of-charge, at which time staff will determine the best course for managing the item. This may include resale, donation to approved non-profit organizations, or recycling.  Whenever possible, KU Surplus will work with campus departments to maintain established relationships with area non-profits that benefit from surplus items that cannot be placed back on campus.


In addition, KU Surplus will coordinate the sale of specialized surplus such as lab equipment, electronics, building materials and fixtures, and vehicles. Selling departments will receive proceeds of these sales, less a KU Surplus Service Fee.


Available surplus items can be viewed on the KU Surplus website, during scheduled store hours at the Maintenance & Surplus Property Building (2303 Bob Billings Parkway) from 8-10 AM on Tuesdays, or by appointment by contacting KU Surplus at 393-4256. 


Questions about the new procedures, which can be found on the KU Surplus Website at http://surplus.ku.edu/ku-surplus-procedures, can be directed to Jeff Severin, Center for Sustainability Director, at 864-5804 or jseverin@ku.edu.

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As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, KU Surplus is ceasing all operations and KU Recycling is limiting any special collections that are not mission critical. For more information, email us at sustainability@ku.edu

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