Federal Surplus Property for Small Business Administration 8(a) Program Participants
Eligible 8(a) Program Participants may receive surplus Federal personal property from State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASPs) to be used in the normal conduct of business activities.
The Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 8(a) Business Development Program is intended to help small businesses be successful for the future. To learn more about the SBA 8(a) BD Program, please visit the SBA on the web, or your Pennsylvania Regional Office at the SBA Philadelphia District Office or the SBA Pittsburgh District Office.
In order to receive surplus Federal personal property, the 8(a) Program Participant must:
- Certify in writing to the SASP that it is eligible to receive Federal surplus personal property;
- Inform the SASP of its servicing SBA Field Office;
- Identify the intended use of the surplus property and indicate that this proposed use is consistent with the objectives of its business plan;
- Agree in writing that it will:
- Use the property in the normal conduct of business activities or be liable for the fair rental value from the date of its receipt;
- Not sell or transfer the property to any party other than the Federal Government during its participation in the 8(a) Program and for one year after it leaves the Program;
- At its own expense, return the property to the SASP or transfer it to another Participant if directed to do so by SBA because it has not used the property as intended within one year of receipt;
- Be liable to the Federal Government for the established fair market value or sale price, whichever is greater, of the property sold or transferred, should it breach its agreement not to sell or transfer the property; and
- Allow SBA to inspect the property and all records pertaining to it.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SBA 8(a) Program
Federal Surplus Property Program Application
Federal Surplus Property Program Publications
Federal Surplus Property Availability
Federal Surplus Property Program Distribution Centers
Applicable Federal Regulations
The Pennsylvania Department of General Services and the Pennsylvania Federal Surplus Property Program are committed to our goal of helping Pennsylvania's small business community to succeed and grow. We recognize the vital role that small businesses hold in our local communities, our economy, and our vitality as a Commonwealth.
To that end, we have compiled the following additional resources to assist you in receiving the guidance and grants you need to build your small business.
Department of General Services Resources
Other State Agency Resources