General Services Administration

Government-wide Reuse and Disposal Initiative

I propose that a Government-wide Reuse and Disposal program be established. This would allow for quantifiable cost savings in procurement and disposal across the entire government. It would also result in a measurable reduced impact on the environment. Too often equipment that is disposed of within one agency is still useful to another. A computer that was used for high speed data analysis 3 years ago is still more than... more »

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Department of Defense

eBay for government

Establish government online auction site (or use eBay) to recover value from assets purchased but unused. Simply put, the government throws many $B in equipment that is lightly used (if at all), sits in an organization, is surplused/disposed, to be discovered by opportunists to resell for a tidy profit. Even though gov holds its own auctions, much value is lost as material sits for years before auctioning. Propose that... more »

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Department of the Interior

An “Ebay” by feds for feds

We have enormous resources that sit idle while other regions/agencies/bureaus need them and have to go buy them again. Set up an online marketplace by feds for feds to exchange equipment and supplies (an internal Ebay type site). I’m not talking about GSA vehicle auctions, but rather when a project is finished and there are GPS units, binoculars, and camping equipment sitting in storage, they could auction them to another... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Federal E-Bay-like Auction Site

Establish E-Bay-like auction site for all Federal entities. Consolidate government surplus and seized computers, furniture, tools, heavy machinery, military surplus, specialized equipment, etc. instead of the overhead of each agency establishing their own mechanisms. Allow smaller agencies to efficiently get returns on their surplused goods and provide a way for citizens to buy goods at lower cost.

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