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Dear customers,

In following the guidelines and restrictions set forth by the Governor of Virginia’s Executive orders regarding COVID-19, we are cancelling the Va. Tech Surplus Auction that is scheduled for July 18th, 2020.

At this time we plan on resuming our normal auction schedule beginning with the August 22nd 2020 auction however it will depend on if the Governor has moved Virginia into Phase 3 per his Executive order.

Please keep checking our website for more information. If you have any questions please email me at or call the warehouse at 540-231-5660.

Hope to see everyone soon. Be safe!



All university property that is excess to the needs of a department must enter the surplus disposal process. Initial efforts will be made to redistribute surplus property within the university. If this proves to be unsuccessful, it will be sold at public auction or through sealed bid. Department Heads may act to transfer property to another department, but cannot sell property to an individual or commercial firm. University Policy 3955 provides specific guidance.


The Virginia Tech Surplus Property Office and Warehouse is located at 1425 South Main Street next to Printing Services. The telephone number is 231-5660.  The Surplus Warehouse is open to departments for official business on weekdays from 7:30am til 4:30pm, closed 12-1 for lunch.  The Public is only allowed in the warehouse on Auction Preview day, Auction day and designated pick up days following the auction. Services provided by the Surplus Property Office include:

  1. Removal of surplus property from university departments.
  2. Inter-department transfer of surplus property per conflict of interest act.
  3. Disposal of surplus property through public auctions that are held at the warehouse.
  4. Arranging for departments to purchase federal and state surplus items at facilites located in Richmond and Wytheville.