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GSA's Partner in the Federal Surplus Personal Property Program: What State Agencies for Surplus Property Can Do for You!

Scott E. Pepperman

Executive Director

National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property

www.nasasp.org

Other Agency Logo



The federal surplus property program
The Federal Surplus Property Program Program:

  • History

  • Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949

  • P.L. 94-519 (1976)

  • Stewart B. McKinney Act (1986)

  • P.L. 105-50 (1997)

  • Title 40, Section 549 (2008)


Federal Surplus is defined as… Program:

  • All personal property and equipment of the federal government and military branches, once no longer needed by the government, including:

    • Obsolete items

    • Items used to full life expectancy

    • Items that must be replaced for safety or economic reasons


GSA Screening Cycles Program: (… where SASPs fall in the cycle)

Internal Agency

Redistribution

GSA Cycle

Federal Utilization

Donation

Cycle

Public

Auction

State Agency for Surplus

--State Government

--Local Governments

Towns, cities, villages

Schools, police, fire

-- Not-For-Profit Entities

Shelters, etc

Within Federal Agencies

--Dept. of Defense

--Law Enforcement

--Fire Fighters

Between Federal Agencies

--Social Security Admin

--F.B.I.

--Small Business Admin

--others


What is a SASP? Program:

State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASPs) are governed by the rules, policies and programs promulgated by the…

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

SASP MISSION:

“For the public good…to Donate surplus federal property to eligible organizations in a fair and equitable manner.”

* Responsibilities (Eligibility, Compliance, Accountability, Security)


What is a Donee? Program:

  • Any tax-supported government or public agency established by or pursuant to state law qualify under this criteria generally referring to :

    • Departments / divisions of state, county, township, city, public schools, and other local governmental units.

      This includes, but is not limited to:

      • Police

      • Fire

      • Emergency service and disaster agencies


Other Eligible Organizations Program: for Surplus Property…

  • Programs for homeless

  • - Non-profit tax-exempt organizations providing

    • Food

    • Shelter

    • or, support services to the homeles

    • Such organizations may include :

    • Homeless shelters & half-way houses

      • soup kitchens

      • Food banks


And…Non-Profit Programs such as…for the Elderly Program:

  • State, local government agencies and non-profit organizations or institutions providing services to senior citizens via funds provided under the Older Americans Act of 1965, Title IV or XX of the Social Security Act or under the Economic Opportunity Act which include the following:

    • adult day care facilities

    • senior transport services

    • and, multi-purpose senior centers


…any Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt Health or Educational Entities Program:

  • Non-profit educational and public health activities exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code.

    • The property must be used to aid education or public health directly or through research. This includes, but is not limited to:

      • medical institutions, hospitals, health centers

      • clinics, drug abuse treatment centers

      • schools, colleges and universities

      • schools for the mentally and physically disabled

      • child care centers

      • educational radio and television stations

      • museums and libraries


Transfer of Federal Surplus Property to Program: Participants in theSmall Business Administration’s 8(a) Program


Where do eligible organizations find federal surplus
Where do eligible organizations find Federal Surplus? Program:

  • Warehouses (SASP)

  • Direct Allocations (Federal Warehouse)

  • Electronic Screening


What types of property are available to eligible donees
What types of property are available to eligible donees? Program:

  • Not real property

  • Anything Uncle Same uses . . .

  • Useful and Unusual

  • Frozen Fish ???


NASASP provides Accountability Program:

Property must be acquired for program purposes. Personal use or use outside the State is strictly prohibited.

Property must be placed into use within 12 months of receipt and used for a period of 12 months thereafter (18 months for passenger vehicles and property with a value in excess of $5,000). Property not utilized in accordance with this requirement must be reported back to the SASP for transfer or other disposition.

Cannibalization of an item or secondary use of an item for purposes other than its original intended use may be approved at the time of donation. During the 12- or 18-month use period, the Donee may not sell, trade, lease, lend, bail, encumber, or otherwise dispose of such property without the prior written approval of GSA or state SASP.

The fraudulent acquisition, use, or sub-sequent unauthorized disposal of property shall be subject to criminal prosecution and penalty. Periodic on-site visits are conducted to ensure program compliance.

Civil Rights


Are there costs involved for the federal government donee
Are There Costs Involved For The Federal Government Donee??? Program:

  • Federal Government Cost

  • Donee Cost (Service Charge)

    - Minimal

    - Necessary

    - Taxpayer Benefit (100% R.O.I.)


Questions
QUESTIONS? Program:

Scott E. Pepperman

Executive Director

NASASP

National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property, Inc.

5 Briarwood Court

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050

Telephone No. : 717-389-5100

Fax No: 1-888-398-5917

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.nasasp.org


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