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Make Purchasers Use Other Agencies Excess Property

Dedicate a full time employee at each location that does significant purchasing to be solely responsible for obtaining excess government property offered by other agencies. I have saved over $200,000 in the last 6 months by just obtaining excess property in my free time. If the other 113 locations in this single agency did the same we could realize over 44 million in savings per year. If it were required across the entire Federal Government we could save billions every year. Improvements are necessary such as requiring clearer descriptions and pictures of excess items but this requirement would pay for itself and significantly reduce waste. How many agencies have perfectly good items just sitting in storage? Those items shold be transferred to an agency that will put them in use before they buy a new item that is identical to the one being stored!

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