Many offices maintain office supplies and equipment, and have an excess of items that are often new and barely used. In many instances, these items go unused or shelves, and will, at some point, be discarded or donated. Yet, it is likely that someone within the Federal Government has need of them now. Rather than placing an order for items, or going without, what if a database were created for listing and describing surplus items so that others could search and request them. The person with oversight of the items being requested would be responsible for sending them to the requestor. This could greatly reduce supply budgets and reduce unnecessary spending.
Idea No. 2465