Property Disposition is responsible for the disposal of all university property designated as surplus by U-M units, per SPG 520.01 on Acquisition, Use and Disposition of Property. When property is no longer needed, units declare it as surplus. Property Disposition will dispose of the property based on a determination of its highest and best use, then return 90 percent of any proceeds to the unit. Examples include computers, equipment, and furniture. Our mission is to sell, recycle, or dispose of surplus equipment to the best advantage of the University of Michigan.
To declare surplus, please complete one of the following electronic Declaration of Surplus forms (eDOS).
Link to eDOS Form (This form is mostly commonly used for declaring items surplus)
For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the eDOS Knowledge Base (KB)
Surplus pickup is available for the Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and Michigan Medicine campuses. Property Disposition will put in a work order on your behalf and send the movers on the given date to pick up your surplus items. If your unit wishes to bring the items, you will still need to schedule a date first.
NOTE: Hospital buildings, including University Hospital, CW Mott, Taubman Center, Med Inn, Towsley, Cancer Center (floors B2, B1, 1 and parts of 2), Medical Professional Building, and Cardiovascular Center should make arrangements for pickup with Hospital Maintenance (936-5054) in addition to completing the eDOS form.
NOTE: Medical School buildings, including MSRB I, II, III, Med Sci I, II, Cancer Center, MBNI, BSRB, NCRC, and Kellogg/Brehm should contact Research Services (email@example.com) prior to completing the eDOS form.
Link to Employee Purchase eDOS Form (This form is used for requesting price quotes to complete an employee purchase of surplus items)
For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Employee Purchase Form (eDOS)
Link to Faculty Transfer Form (This form is used for surplus being purchased by a transferring faculty member’s new institution)
For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Faculty Transfer Knowledge Base (KB)
Link to Trade-In Form (This form is used for surplus being traded-in to a vendor towards the purchase of new equipment)
For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Trade-In (KB)
Property Disposition Inquiry Form (This form is used for general questions)
Request to Scrap Form (This form is used for determining whether or not an item(s) can be scrapped)
Request for Disposition Walkthrough Form (This form is used for requesting Property Disposition to come to your location to review your surplus items)
Request for Offsite Bid Form (This form is used for requesting items be placed on a bid from your location)
Departments/units are welcome to shop on Dispo Direct—our online store—for shortcode purchases.
Dispo Direct Online Store
Our website is dispo.umich.edu. You can create an account using the University Login option.
Once you create your account, you will be given the option to pay with your shortcode at check out (you must be logged in in order to use your shortcode).
- EHS Laboratory Equipment Decontamination Form (complete and print – do not click ‘submit’)
- Safe Computing Certificate of Sanitization/Destruction
- Special Declaration of Surplus (DOS) Form for the ITS Telephone Upgrade Project