UT Warehousing serves university departments by processing and redistributing surplus, obsolete, outmoded, and otherwise unneeded property. This service allows the university to recoup some return for the initial purchase of these items. Surplus property is redistributed though departmental transfers, public on-site and online auctions, and occasionally through sealed-bid sales. Transfers outside the university allow eligible nonprofit agencies, state and local governments, and other organizations to obtain available surplus assets for their needs.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Warehousing Department is to lawfully dispose of surplus moveable equipment and/or supplies declared by university departments to be excess, obsolete, outmoded, or unusable; to provide a service allowing transfers to other university departments, state agencies, eligible political subdivisions of the state or other local government entities such as public school systems, nonprofit volunteer fire, police, and rescue organizations, and eligible nonprofit corporations whose activities are related to health, education, and/or the public welfare.