Purchasing Division

Central Purchasing
Contact Information

322 Peterson Service Bldg.
411 S Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0005

Phone: 859 257-9100
Fax: 859-257-1951

Welcome to University of Kentucky Surplus Property

Surplus Property is responsible for accepting and accounting for all excess property within the University of Kentucky system. Our mission is to first reuse inventory by checking items back out to departments in need at no charge. Once all usable items have been made available to the University community for ten business days, Surplus then works to donate, sell by auction, or recycle remaining unneeded property.

Surplus Property staff warehouse and redistribute movable surplus equipment for the University organizational units. Surplus is also responsible for reviewing property transfers and trade-ins, as well as managing disposal of University-owned animals.

New Location for University Surplus

University Surplus Operations has moved from its longstanding location at the Reynolds Building, 349 Scott Street to a new address at:

Vaughan Warehouse and Office
1247 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40508

The new location is near the intersection of Versailles and Forbes Roads; a map reference is available for persons who may visit the warehouse in person to review and checkout items on behalf of their departments

Surplus Forms

All unwanted or unused items can be sent to Surplus Property. To do so, simply click on the Surplus Pickup Form and type in all pertinent information. Email the completed form to surplus@uky.edu. The Surplus Pickup Form has an instructions tab in case you have questions on how to complete the form.
All other Surplus forms are available below:

Surplus Checkout Form
Computer Equipment Electronic Storage Device Cleaning Form
Hospital Equipment Surplus Form
Surplus Vehicle Form

Note: Although there is no charge for checkout and transfer of Surplus Property, departments will incur charges if PPD Trucking services are requested for delivery.

Surplus Property Contacts:

Email: Surplus@uky.edu
Phone: 257-6234 or 3981
Fax: 257-1468

Jeff Carmickle, Financial and Business Analyst
Email: jeff.carmickle@uky.edu
Fax: 257-1468

Checkout days and times for University departments staff and faculty are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 to 11:30 / 12:30 to 4:00. The warehouse is closed on public auction days.

Current Items Available for Departmental Transfer

Surplus Property makes available a listing of current items for University departments to review and/or checkout for their departmental use. University staff and faculty may review and transfer items for their departments using the Surplus Checkout Form.

University departments may visit the Surplus SharePoint site for additional information. This listing is not for sales of items to the general public.

How to Enroll In Surplus Swap List

The Surplus Swap ListServ (i.e., mailing list) allows University departments to advertise and transfer equipment between units that has become surplus to their needs. Only UK equipment can be placed on this listserv and items are not sold to the public. Items funded by an active grant (state, federal or otherwise) and capital equipment purchased by the state cannot be listed. This service is limited to recipients within the uky.edu email domain and the appropriate transfer documentation must be completed.

To enroll, send an e-mail to LISTSERV@lsv.uky.edu with the following text in the message body (replace placeholders with your First Name and Last Name). The subject line should be blank as well as the rest of the body of the email.

subscribe SURPLUSSWAP-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Submit Needs/Wish List Requests

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Frequently Asked Questions

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University of Kentucky Surplus holds periodic public warehouse auctions. The auctions are conducted at Vaughan Warehouse and Office, 1247 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504. All auctions are free to attend, but you must register the day of the auction to participate. Forms of payment accepted for public auctions is Credit Card ONLY. To be notified of upcoming auctions, like our Facebook page or sign up for our email list.

Surplus also conducts online auctions through an online website, Govdeals.com. Click here to see items that we are currently selling online.