The UCSD Surplus Sales Store serves as an outlet to reutilize, liquidate, recycle and dispose
of excess university property. The surplus property can be viewed Monday through Friday
between 8:00am and 4:30pm. UCSD department buyers and
the general public are welcome to these viewings. All available items are tagged with lot
numbers for easy identification and can be viewed at our warehouse located midway between
the I-805 and I-15 freeways, just North of Miramar Road at 7835
Trade St. San Diego, CA. 92121 behind Ste. 100 (Northeast corner of the building). UCSD
Surplus Sales also offers recycling services to UCSD Departments for metals, electronics,
CRT / LCD monitors, and refrigeration equipment.
Public sales are conducted via a monthly sealed
bid process. A listing of the lots that are available for bid during this month can be viewed
on this site. The items are divided by category and listed alphabetically by description. Bid
sheets are available at the warehouse or online
in pdf format. Bids must be received by the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm Pacific time.
Bidders are encouraged to physically view the equipment, if possible. Successful bidders will be
notified by telephone following the bid closing. All property is sold “as-is, where-is”, and the
successful bidder will be responsible for payment and removal of the awarded lots within 7 days
of notification. Payment can be made by cash, cashier’s check, Credit/Debit card, money order or
traveler’s check. California sales tax will be applied to public sales unless reseller’s permit
documentation is provided. Please note that there is no warranty on any of the equipment sold at
the Surplus Sales store, and that all sales are final. The University does guarantee
that it holds legal title to any equipment being sold at the store. Office
furniture category items are not sold using the bid process, they are sold on a
“cash & carry” basis. For step-by-step instructions, see
how the public buys from Surplus Sales.
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departments can purchase items from the Surplus Sales store using departmental
funds with an IFIS index number. Federally funded index numbers may not be used
to purchase surplus items. Department buyers do not use the bid process; prices
are set at the listed minimum on the website. Complete the
Surplus Sales Transfer sheet and email or fax the form to the Surplus Sales
office. We encourage buyers to visit the warehouse and inspect items before
purchasing. Delivery is available for UCSD departmental purchases; please
call for an estimate. For step-by-step instructions, see
departments buy from Surplus Sales.
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UC San Diego employees may buy items from Surplus
Sales for personal use. Exceptions: 1) UC San Diego employees who determined the property was excess and
requested that it be transferred to Surplus Sales, or near relatives of those employees, may not purchase
the item excessed. 2). Employees that report to or near relatives of the UC San Diego Equipment
Administrator (Jamie Wheat) and Surplus Administrator (Steve Van Duine) may not purchase any items.
A "near relative" includes a spouse, mother, father, child, or sibling, and step-relatives or in-laws
in the same relationships.
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Sending Excess Material to Surplus Sales
University owned material can be sent to Surplus Sales by completing a Surplus Transfer Request
in the Campus Asset Management (CAMS) application.
Each UCSD department has assigned Department Equipment Custodians (DEC) and Department Equipment
administrators (DEA) that are registered to use the CAMS application. For questions and problems
regarding the CAMS application please contact Jaime Wheat (534-6163) at UCSD Equipment Management.
When completing these forms, please note the following:
1: Be sure all UC identification numbers are listed.
2: Make the equipment list as complete as possible-this helps us plan workload and truck capacities.
3: List a contact person, phone #, building and room.
4: Computers and data storage media require cleansing verification labels.
Ensure that computer hard drives and other data storage media containing sensitive
data have been cleansed. Affix verification labels to the Items before removal by
For more information and label templates visit the data sanitizing
5: Lab equipment may require
EH&S clearance, before moving-contact EH&S at
858-534-2753 if there are any questions.
Large loads of furniture
or equipment may require contracted movers at additional expense. For
step-by-step instructions, see how to send
non-inventorial property to Surplus Sales.
The department will receive between
65% and 75% of the proceeds for any of their items sold for $50 or more.
UCSD departments can
view surplus sales recharge statements
generated from Surplus Sales activity.
how to check a credit for property sold at Surplus Sales.
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Contacting Surplus Sales
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