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Section 18: Disposition

The PI/Departmental Administrator, UFPA, and Property Control work together to dispose of government property as required by the Federal Government.

Effective property control provides for disclosing excesses as they occur. To that end, the PI is responsible for assessing the use of government property on an ongoing basis. Property should be reviewed periodically and its need justified. If the property is no longer needed for the project for which it was acquired, it should be screened against other in-house contracts for further use. The PI/Departmental Administrator should contact Property Control for assistance in the screening process. When there is no further use for the equipment, the PI/Departmental Administrator should contact the agency (via the ORSP) for disposition instructions. Disposition must be approved by the agency before property is removed from inventory. The PI/Departmental Administrator should notify the UFPA of approved disposition.

At completion of the contract, the PI/Departmental Administrator should contact the agency (via the ORSP) for disposition instructions. The property may be disposed of by one of the following methods. Any disposition of government property must be approved by the agency prior to disposition.