Surplus Property Disposal Auction

The University holds auctions periodically for the disposal of surplus equipment and supplies. Auctions are open to the public including University students, faculty and staff.

The Surplus Property Public Disposal Auctions are usually held twice a year, spring and fall.

Currently no auction will be held in the Fall of  2017. Once the next auction day is scheduled, the date will be posted here on this site.


Auction details

  • The auctions consist of items deemed no longer serviceable to the University and Ozarks Technical Community College.
  • This is a public auction, open to the public including university students, facility and staff.
  • Items too numerous to list, no sale bill available.
  • Items are sold "as is" with no warranty or representation as to their functionality. NO guarantee of any kind. All sales are final.
  • Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (Driver's License required)
  • Bidding begins at 9:00 a.m. (no telephone bidding, bidder must be present to bid and purchase)
  • TERMS; cash or check only, checks will require photo ID. NO credit Cards accepted.
  • Sales tax will be collected. All bidders will be charged Missouri State Sales at the rate of 7.6% unless proper tax exemption documentation is provided prior to cashing out.
  • Items MUST be paid for on day of auction. Bidders will pay cashier within 30 minutes from end of bidding, no exceptions.
  • Items to be bid may be PREVIEWED Monday and Tuesday prior to the auction from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the morning of the auction not before 7:30 a.m.
  • Items MUST BE REMOVED from property by 4:00 p.m. day of auction.
  • The University is NOT RESPONSIBLE for theft or items left on day of auction or any items left for Thursday pickup.
  • Auctions are held at the surplus property warehouse, located at 641 W. Wall Street, Springfield. The warehouse can be reached from the south - going north on Campbell at Grand Street, then left on Mill Street, right on Main Street, followed by a sharp left onto Wall Street. From the north - going south on Main Street at Chestnut Expressway, then right onto Wall (third street on right from Chestnut Expressway). Street View Photo, Warehouse View Photo
  • Sherman Auction Service
  • Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material.

Surplus equipment procedures

According to the University's Surplus Equipment Policy, Surplus equipment and supplies can be used back on campus for University use only. Faculty and Staff can view surplus property on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individuals may transport items back to campus on their own or larger items can be transported by Property Control staff. University personnel will be required to complete a surplus equipment return form.

Computer equipment will only be released to Computer Coordinators, Computer Services, or CNAS Electronic Support. The reason for this restriction is that most computers have already had components removed by the preceding University departments/personnel and the units are generally not in good working order.

A list of items stored in surplus is not maintained. Please do not call Property Control asking if there are specific items at the warehouse. Examples of available property are: various media items, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, office chairs, student chairs, metal and wood desks, tables, file cabinets, and vehicles.

Departments that select equipment to be returned to campus, and then send the equipment back to surplus within ninety (90) days, will be charged fifty dollars ($50) though budget transfer to Property Control.

All surplus is stored at the Harlin Fruit Company warehouse prior to each auction. The warehouse is located at 641 W. Wall Street, downtown Springfield. It can be reached by going south on Main Street at Chestnut Expressway, then right onto Wall (third street on right from Chestnut Expressway). Street View, Warehouse View

More information

Contact: Property Control.

Ken Steele, Property Control Specialist
Phone: 417-836-7633
Cell phone: 417-840-2172
Mike Egan, Property Control Manager
Phone: 417-836-5776
Cell phone: 417-827-2614

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