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Federal Surplus


In addition to state surplus items, some organizations may also qualify to receive property the federal government no longer needs. These items can be viewed online at or with the correct access rights, and in person at our Tumwater warehouse. Enterprise Services Surplus Operations also manages the following federal programs:

Personal Property Program

Organizations that can participate in this program include:

  • State and public agencies
  • Nonprofit educational and public health agencies
  • Nonprofit and public programs for the elderly
  • Service Educational Activities (SEA's) such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and American Red Cross
  • Providers of assistance to the impoverished
  • Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) contractor firms

View current federal personal property inventory.

Participation in the program may require recipients to pay a service charge to cover handling, transportation, and administrative expenses. These charges are based partly on the value of the property. For more information on eligibility requirements, see eligible organizations and activities. You can also contact us at (360) 407-2275 for details on how your organization can participate.

LESO Law Enforcement Support Program (formerly 1033)

The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense personal property to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

The Department of Enterprise Services is the authorized coordinator that operates the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) Program in Washington state. DES reviews and approves requests for surplus military property and tracks the equipment once it is transferred to law enforcement agencies as is stated in the Memorandum of Agreement between DES and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Among our responsibilities is certification of those government agencies whose primary function is:

  • Enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws and
  • Whose compensated officers have powers of arrest and apprehension

For more information on this program:

Attention veterans UPDATE:

Aug. 2019
The SBA is currently drafting regulations to implement the law and expects to have them ready for release for public comment by the first quarter of 2020 with implementation happening in the fourth quarter of 2020.  

The Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018 became law in January 2019. The intent of this law is to provide access to federal surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses. With the law just recently being passed, Surplus Operations is not yet able to provide federal surplus property to veteran small business owners. Veterans Affairs, the General Services Administration and the Small Business Association are currently working together to develop and implement regulations, processes and procedures to allow our veteran small business owners the opportunity to participate in this program. The National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property is working hard to help expedite this process.  We will continue to update this website as new information becomes available. If you would like to receive email updates, please contact Surplus Operations Manager Mimi Limmeroth.

Learn More

Learn more about the Washington State Plan of Operation for the Federal Surplus Property Program.