Surplus Equipment Sale Raises More Than $2,000
By Randy Wilson
2005 — Jacksonville State University raised more than $2,000 for
scholarships on February 1 when officials opened sealed bids for surplus
Proceeds from the
sale go into the university's general fund and are earmarked for scholarships.
The surplus sale
process is a simple one: departments send unneeded equipment and other
property to Don Richardson at the University Warehouse. Richardson makes
the property available to any department on campus that can use it.
If the equipment is not needed on campus, Richardson offers it to local
school systems. When Richardson determines leftover equipment is unwanted,
he then includes it in the university's next surplus equipment sale.
Richardson said, “Departments have an opportunity to acquire much-needed
equipment that other departments have declared surplus. And, an equipment
or other need at one of our local school systems might be fulfilled
without additional money being spent.” He said JSU usually conducts
two to four surplus equipment sales a year.
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