Surplus Redistribution

Please note that all surplus transfers should be directed to Jim Spier, Lead Landscape North for Maintenance. He may be reached at 464-6852 or at jim.spier@valpo.edu


University Surplus Property Redistribution

The VU surplus property operation is dedicated to the redistribution of University property.


Removing Furniture and Equipment from Your Building

When an item is no longer needed by a department, the department should submit a work order and attach the surplus transfer form below. There is no charge for removing surplus furniture and equipment. Once removed, the responsibility of the furniture or equipment transfers from the department to surplus property and is available for redistribution.

Form 1. Surplus transfer to storage


Moving Furniture and Equipment from Surplus to Your Department

If you're looking for surplus items for your department you can contact Jim Spier at 219-464-6852 or at jim.spier@valpo.edu to schedule a time to review University surplus items. If you find something for your department submit a work order and attach the surplus transfer form below. There is no charge for moving surplus furniture and equipment. All items are transferred in "as is" condition. Once the furniture or equipment transfers from surplus to the department, the responsibility is also transferred.

Form 2. Surplus transfer from storage


What Happens to University Surplus?

Furniture and Equipment: items in good condition are moved to a storage area and made available to all departments at no cost. Should there be no need on campus for the items in storage they will be sold or recycled.


Computers and Printers

Surplus computers and printers go to IT. The hard drives are wiped clean of all software including the operating system. Components and repair parts may be salvaged. Once this is complete, computers are recycled.


Sale of Surplus Property

  • Public auctions are held on an as needed basis. This typically occurs once every few years. 
  • Sales by invitational bid are held when appropriate. 


Giving Property Away

Regardless of condition or value, you may not give VU property to any person or entity. In some situations property may be donated to other nonprofit agencies. However, Facilities Management coordinates these efforts.


Refuse Property

Items found near or around dumpster's and/or temporarily stored awaiting disposal are the property and responsibility of Valparaiso University. As such, items may not be removed from University property.