Frequently Asked Questions
What is Marketing and Redistribution?
Marketing and Redistribution (M&R) is a section within the Office of State Procurement (OSP). This section oversees the redistribution and sale of state surplus between state agencies, tax supported entities and to the public.
How does this redistribution work?
Excess surplus commodities in serviceable condition are held a minimum of twenty days before being made available for sale to the general public. During this period of time, these commodities may only be sold to state agencies and tax-supported institutions.
After the twenty-day period, how can I purchase state surplus commodities?
- On-line auction at GovDeals.com – You can view without registering as a buyer. To place a bid, you must register.
- On-site Sales – Throughout Arkansas wherever the property item is located.
- Retail Sales – First 3 Wednesdays of each month at M&R from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Can I pick up merchandise at the Young Road location?
Yes, merchandise may be picked up between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding state holidays.
What items are sold through the web site?
Some examples are, Vehicles, ATV 4-Wheelers, boats, canoes, outboard motors, tools/machinery, mowers, tractors, laboratory/medical equipment, office furniture, exercise and recreational equipment, video/audio equipment, television and computer as well as servers and switches.
What items are sold on-site at the Young Road location?
Currently, all commodities available through M&R can be purchased on-site excluding items that are offered for sale via the web site or via the sealed bid process.
Are any items sold directly on location at the state agency?
Yes. Any item that is cost prohibitive to transport to M&R in Little Rock can be sold on location at the agency. This can include extremely large items difficult to transport and some computer equipment such as servers and routers.
How do State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education schedule the pick-up and delivery of state surplus?
A Surplus Disposal Form (SDF) must be completed to schedule the pick-up and delivery of state surplus items. This is a web-based form that is accessible by all State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education at https://www.ark.org/eforms/index.php. After completed on-line by the agency, the SDF is submitted electronically to M&R. The SDF will be reviewed and the agency will be notified either by e-mail or telephone of the date and time the delivery or pick-up will take place. Two copies of the SDF form must accompany the surplus item. One copy will be signed by a representative of M&R and kept by the agency and one will be kept by M&R. This signed document verifies that the property has been transferred to M&R. When you log on to the website, this will open an electronic e-form page. Enter your user name and password. Each agency person accessing and completing the SDF must have prior authorization through M&R.
Can cities, counties, school districts and Not for Profits buy from M&R?
Yes, public entities can purchase commodities on Priority basis Monday through Friday 7:30 to 4:00.