Selling Surplus

Selling Surplus

Selling Surplus

The UO Property Control Department is authorized to sell UO surplus property. We sell to State agencies, Oregon political subdivisions, and the public through auctions and other public sales.

UO departments are not authorized to sell or give away UO surplus property to outside parties. Departments shall insure that all property tags and other ownership indicators have been removed from each item prior to its disposal. If all ownership indicators cannot be removed, the item should be marked in a permanent manner as surplus before disposal.


Departments must offer and post all workable items to UO campus first for 1 week before selling.

Posting site:

Contact BAO Property Control if you would like to sell surplus property.

Property Control will post your ad for two weeks. If not sold, it will re-post at a lesser minimum for a week or more. Once posted, Property Control will forward the posting link to the department; departments can forward this link to anyone who may be interested in the item (open to the public). Sales are on a first come basis, they must reply to the ad in order to be considered a potential buyer.

Once sold, the department will be notified. Property Control will meet the department and buyer to sign and complete the AS IS and hold harmless Bill Of Sale, and give a receipt. The department may be asked to coordinate the pickup schedule date and time with the buyer. The buyer will accept custody of the asset(s).

All property is conveyed "AS-IS, WHERE-IS" with no warranty, express or implied, of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranties or guarantees. A purchaser or disappointed bidder will have no recourse against the State of Oregon, the Oregon University System, an institution, or any of their officers, employees, or agents. All sales will be final. Department assets will remain secured in the department until the buyer has taken custody. 

No current or former employee or agent for such will be granted any benefit or opportunity not granted the general public in acquisition of items through the disposal process. 

Title to surplus property or scrap is transferred to the purchaser who takes possession of the asset. Purchaser assumes all responsibility, including risk of loss or damage, for the asset when title is transferred. The university will accept cash payments only. Surplus property must be paid for in full and picked up at the same time of the sale date. Surplus property paid for, but not picked up within the time specified will be conclusively considered the property of the university and may be resold.