To help government entities curb costs, State and Federal Surplus Services of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services facilitates the recycling of supplies within government. Prices are considerably lower than buying new. Nearly half of the surplus items are purchased by another government entity. The remaining items are sold at public auctions.
To make it easier to take advantage of the cost-savings opportunities, we are piloting a user-friendly online shopping tool to help government entities purchase goods through State and Federal Surplus Services. Photos and descriptions of the most popular office equipment and furniture items available through State and Federal Surplus Services are now incorporated into the Ohio Marketplace eCatalog.