Purchasing Office

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Surplus Shed Located?

Answer:
Surplus is located north of the Sharwan Smith Center, adjacent to the Heat Plant.

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When can SUU departments purchase items in Surplus?

Answer:
Items can be obtained by Southern Utah University departments between the hours of 8 am - 5 pm. Monday thorough Friday.

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What items do I have to send to Surplus?

Answer:
All items that were purchased with University funds MUST be sent to Surplus, if they have any potential value, as per University policy and state of Utah statute.  Employees failing to properly dispose of any University property will incur severe consequences.

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How much Money does our department get for the items sold through Surplus?

Answer:
Due to the restructuring of the program, the surplus office must be completely self funded.  This means that all costs associated with running the program must be first taken from the proceeds earned through the sales.  All balances will then be proportionately distributed back to the departments.  

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How does Surplus determine the prices for items that are sold?

Answer:

All items are researched online to find their current value.  Then according to research, a price is made that is fair to both the buyer and seller. In certain cases other departments or manufacturers may be contacted to provide a greater knowledge about the item and it's value.

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