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Real Estate and Asset Management

Surplus Assets

Surplus Assets are stored and managed by the Procurement and Campus Services office.  When a usable asset is no longer needed by a department, that asset is stored for redistribution.  Assets that are determined by Procurement and Campus Services to have no usable life are targeted for donation to local non-profit organizations, sold, or disposed of.  

As a matter of policy, surplus assets are not made available for faculty, staff, or students to purchase.

Sale of Surplus Assets
When an asset is no longer needed by the university, Procurement and Campus Services researches qualified buyers who are required to submit a bid for the purchase of such equipment. All revenue generated by the sale of surplus material is deposited to a general fund and is not reallocated to individual departments.

Charitable Donations
Procurement and Campus Services works with non-profit organizations and local schools in donating surplus assets that are no longer of use to the university. Many charitable organizations have benefited from these donations, including surplus dormitory and office furniture.

To discus the donation or disposition of any asset, please contact us at 781.891.3456.


Real Estate

The donations of real estate and other assets are managed by Procurement and Campus Services in conjunction with University Advancement and Bentley's General Council.

 

Office Furniture

Furniture Acquisition

Bentley University has adopted a standard complement of office furniture including desks, desk and guest chairs, tables, and file cabinets.

How to Order: For all furniture acquisitions, please contact us to arrange for an office visit to measure as needed, or to discuss options involved. 

How Billing is Handled:  Office furniture orders of $5,000 or greater will require a Purchase Order.  Orders of less than $5,000 may be placed using a Purchasing Card.

Requesting Used Furniture:  To request furniture, please contact us at 781.891.3456.

Note:  All furniture purchases require at least a 6- to 8-week lead time from the date of order placement.

Furniture Disposition

Removal of Used Furniture and Equipment:  Any department that no longer has a use for an asset should contact us to coordinate removal. When surplus furniture is stored, it is immediately made available for redistribution on campus. Assets are not stored for future use by specific departments.

Procurement and Campus Services will assess the furniture condition to determine viable reuse, donation, or disposal.

As a matter of policy, surplus assets are not made available for faculty, staff, or students to purchase.

Requesting Removal of Furniture:  To request removal of furniture, please contact us at 781.891.3456.