University Surplus & Salvage
What we do
The University Surplus and Salvage Department (Surplus) receives and sells University of Utah surplus property from building 627. Vehicles, higher value property or some one of a kind property can be sold through online auction or bid. Surplus is also part of the sustainability efforts on campus. Surplus gathers and processes metals, electronic waste and other end of life property and sends it to downstream markets per University of Utah recycling and disposal requirements.
Education and Government Have First Choice
Surplus property is offered to federal agencies, state agencies, university departments, and public education institutions first, then to the public. Federal, State, university departments, and Public Education agencies may purchase surplus property as soon as it is displayed in the surplus warehouse. Direct methods of government payment are required. Cash and personal funds are not considered direct methods of payment.
Property Available for Public Sale after 15 Days
The public, University employees and students are welcome to purchase surplus property after the government surplus cycle expires. Presently this cycle is fifteen days.
Where Property Can Be Viewed
Most surplus property is displayed and available for inspection in building 627. Please come and explore the three floors of surplus equipment in our historic building. The building was once part of Fort Douglas and it is located among University of Utah Student Housing.
University Surplus & Salvage marks down prices based on the “public sale date” and the price of property for sale in the Surplus warehouse. The “public sale date” and the price are, usually, on the price tag of property for sale in the Surplus warehouse. The “public sale date” is the date the public may purchase the property. Before the “public sale date”, Surplus offers the property to Federal, State, and Public Education agencies. Markdowns are per the “Markdown Schedule” above.
Excluded from markdowns and the “public sale date” are vehicles, items marked for bid, items listed for bid online, items listed for auction online, property priced more than $2,000, or property without dates.
Some property may have other restrictions, may not become available to the public, or may be placed for sale or auction online or through another bid procedure.
University Surplus and Salvage (Surplus) reserves the right to waive, extend, change or restart the government surplus cycle on property placed for sale by Surplus. If the government surplus cycle is waived, the public sale date is, usually, the date Surplus receives the property. The most frequent type of property that may have the government surplus cycle waived are chairs, tables or other property valued at less than forty dollars. If property is dated to a shorter or longer government surplus cycle, the official “public sale date” of property for sale is on the price sticker. The “public sale date” on property may change without notice.
University Surplus & Salvage reserves the right to verify the price and the availability of property for sale.
Hours: 8:00 A.M. MT to 5:30 P.M. MT Monday-Friday, Closed on holidays observed by the University. Doors locked five (5) minutes before stated closing time.