Federal Surplus Property for ​Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs)

​​​​​​​​​​​​ Program Introduction

Welcome to the Wisconsin State Agency Surplus Property Program (WISASP) for eligible veteran-owned small businesses administered by the Department of Administration (DOA).

The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018 allows qualified veteran-owned small businesses to acquire federal surplus property through their State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP). The Wisconsin Surplus Property Program is the designated SASP for the State of Wisconsin. For this program, veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) are regarded equally and there is no distinction.

Through the Wisconsin Federal Surplus Property Program, qualified veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) in Wisconsin can participate in the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program. The program, which operates under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), provides access to low-cost personal property such as computers, furniture, appliances, vehicles, office equipment, heavy construction equipment, medical supplies, and other property no longer needed by federal agencies. DOA abides by GSA’s nondiscrimination policy.

WISASP provides guidance and support to help VOSBs through the application process. All veteran-owned small businesses in Wisconsin are encouraged to apply. Veteran-owned small businesses can save resources by acquiring reduced-cost surplus property to support their business operations.

Thank you for your service and interest in the Wisconsin Federal Surplus Property Program.


Getting Started​

Step 1

The first step in the process for VOSBs is getting the business verified through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran First Verification Program. We encourage you to reach out to the VA’s Verification Assistance Program for assistance with this part of the application.


Step 2

Once the business is verified, the following documents must be submitted for eligibility approval:

    1. Application Eligibility Application
    2. Copy of Veterans Affairs (VA) approval as a veteran-owned small business
    3. Signed “Conditions for VOSBs” document agreeing to program requirements (electronic signatures, e.g., DocuSign, are acceptable)

Step 3
Veteran-Owned Small Businesses should email completed applications to VOSBWiFederal@wisconsin.gov (preferred). You may also mail completed applications to: ​

Department of Administration
VOSB – Federal Surplus Property Program
PO Box 7867
Madison, WI 53707-7867

For answers to frequently asked questions, please review the Federal Surplus VOSB FAQ document.

Accessing the Program

All equipment received through the Program is transferred direct to the customer.

Authorized users can search for federal surplus property on the GSA website (http://gsaxcess.gov) using an assigned login and password. Veterans may search for property using a variety of factors, including the type of property, the state in which the property resides, keywords

To receive a login and password, your organization must have an approved application on file to obtain property. Please contact VOSBWiFederal@wisconsin.gov to request a login.

If you find something that you are interested in, contact our office at VOSBWiFederal@wisconsin.gov and provide the Item Name and Item Control Number. We will review your request for potential acquisition.

Program Costs

The per item service charge is 5% of the original acquisition cost, as established by the Federal Government, or a minimum of $50. The service charge reflects costs associated with operating the program.

Customers are responsible for paying the transportation costs associated with items acquired through the Program.

Program Rules & Restrictions

To ensure federal property is provided to eligible organizations for proper utilization of federal resources, the federal law requires certain restrictions be placed on equipment. The Federal General Services Administration (GSA) has the responsibility to oversee the program nationwide and GSA conducts reviews of the operations on a routine basis. To learn more about GSA and their policies, please visit the links below:

Federal law specifies the terms and conditions applying to the receipt and use of surplus property. Some of the general requirements include:

    1. Items must be acquired for organizational purposes. ITEMS MAY NOT BE ACQUIRED FOR PERSONAL USE.

    2. Items must be placed in use within 12-months of receipt and used for a period of 12-months thereafter. Longer restriction periods may apply to certain or special items. Items not being utilized by an organization in accordance with this requirement must be reported back to the Wisconsin Federal Surplus Property Program for transfer or other disposition.

    3. During the restricted period of use, the organization shall not sell, trade, lease, lend, bail, encumber, or otherwise dispose of such items without the prior written approval of GSA through DOA.

    4. Cannibalization or secondary use of an item for purposes other than its original intended use may be approved at the time it is first acquired, or subsequently by an organization submitting an acceptable written request and justification.,/ul>

Contact Us​

VOSB​​WIFederal@wisconsin.gov (preferred)

Eligibility and Compliance:

    Cheryl Edgington, (608) 266-1060

Property Screeners:

    Chuck McCrary, (608) 261-2298 (primary)
    Nadine Malm, (608) 266-5462