Federal Surplus Property
PLEASE NOTE: This property is available to approved program participants only. It is not for sale to the public.
To check your donee account status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Texas Facilities Commission manages the disposition of surplus property donated to the state by federal programs. The TFC's Federal Surplus Property Program certifies organizations as eligible under federal agency regulations to receive and use the property. Private citizens and the general public may not participate in this program.
Examples of organizations eligible for the Federal Surplus Property Program include: cities, counties, state agencies, political subdivisions, public & private schools, colleges, universities, museums, libraries, medical institutions, child care centers, drug abuse treatment centers, public airports, educational radio stations, utility providers and other conservation agencies, select veterans service organizations (per the For Vets Act of 2013), Service Educational Activities (such as the Boys & Girl Scouts, YMCA, Red Cross, JROTC), and providers of assistance to the homeless, impoverished, or elderly. For a detailed list of eligible organizations, please visit: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105055
The program is not funded by the legislature, but is totally supported by the revenues generated from handling fees. This means that the cost of maintaining the staff and facilities are passed on to the program participants in the form of the handling fee. Handling fees will vary according to condition of the item and demand, but are usually significantly lower than the cost of comparable items on the open market. The difference in value is considered a "donation" from the federal government; hence, participants in the program are referred to as "donees."
FSP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
For questions about the Texas Federal Surplus Property Program, call Jim Virdell at (512) 475-3705 or E-mail Texas Federal Surplus Property.