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.
The State and Federal Surplus Services program within the Department of Administrative Services has been collaborating with stakeholders and working to upgrade the systems it uses to manage customer information and inventory, produce invoices, and issue refunds to state agencies for surplus property sold.
One key improvement that was recommended was the development of an online application that organizations can fill out to join the State and Federal Surplus program. We anticipate this online application will make it easier for organizations to apply, streamline the application approval process, and reduce the likelihood of data entry errors being made when customer data is entered into our system.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 13, those organizations wishing to join the State and Federal Surplus program will need to submit their Surplus Program Member applications online.
Those with applications already on file will not be required to resubmit their applications. Instead, they will receive email notifications prompting them to review their account information and confirm their desire to renew their membership when it is within 30 days of expiring.