Excess Services

When government property is deemed “excess” to the needs of the property custodian and the division, the property is sent to Excess. Upon receipt at Excess, the property is made available for reutilization to Berkeley Lab employees, Department of Energy agencies and other Federal government contractors, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

> View our Excess Process Flowchart
> Visit our Resources & Training page to access our Excess-related Procedures
> Visit the Procurement & Property Forms page to access our Excess-related Forms

Location: Building 79
Hours: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: (510) 486-4938 or (510) 486-4937

Reutilization of Excess Property


GSAXcess is the entry site for the Federal Excess Personal Property Utilization Program (FEDS) and the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program operated by the General Services Administration. Assets listed on GSAXcess (FEDS) are available for redeployment throughout the US Federal government system.

> Go to GSAXcess to create an account and view property available.

DOE Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP)

The Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP) was established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to grant surplus and available used laboratory equipment to universities and colleges in the United States for use in energy oriented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs.

The listing of equipment available through LEDP is updated as new equipment is identified. It is available at no cost for a limited time and is granted on a first-received qualified application basis.

> Visit the DOE LEDP website, and their Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

To request any assets listed in GSAXcess or LEDP, please contact Todd Anderson (x4938) with the applicable Item Control Number (ICN).

Excess Property Wish List

Submit a request for assets that become available at our on-site Excess facility (Building 79).  Re-deployment of assets is on a first come, first available basis.  Requests do not guarantee that assets will be approved.

Off-site Storage

From time to time, it may be deemed necessary for LBNL/DOE personal property to be placed into controlled storage. Justifications for placing property into storage are: inadequate space on the main site, EHFFP, spares for existing property currently in use, and short-term (less than 12 months).

> Visit our Off-site Storage page for more information

Transportation Services

To have Transportation Services move redeployed property from Excess, a Transportation Authorization Form (TAF) is required. Go to Facilities’ Work Request to schedule transportation.

Important Note: EHS requires that you must certify to the best of your knowledge that the property has not been exposed to hazardous, toxic, or radioactive contamination and all un-encapsulated liquids have been drained. If you cannot certify that the property has not been exposed to hazardous, toxic, or radioactive contamination and/or contains un-encapsulated liquids, contact your ES&H Team. EHS has an online directory for identifying these contacts.

> Visit Facilities’ Transportation Services page

Sealed Bid Sales

After completing the Federal screening process, LBNL/DOE surplus property may be sold to the public and Berkeley Lab employees via the Sealed Bid Sales process.

> Visit our Sealed Bid Sales page for more information

Computers for Learning (CFL)

The CFL program evolved as a guide for implementing Executive Order 12999, Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for all Children in the Next Century. The order encourages agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL website allows eligible recipients to view and select the computer equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess (via GSAXcess®)

> Visit the Computers for Learning website, and their Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASP)

Federal surplus personal property donation programs enable certain nonfederal organizations to obtain property the federal government no longer needs.

> Visit GSA’s SASP page for more information.