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GIM 11

Acquisition of Excess Government Personal Property Under Grants from the National Science Foundation

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Office of Sponsored Programs

GRANTS INFORMATION MEMORANDUM 11

March 31, 1978

SUBJECT: Acquisition of Excess Government Personal Property Under Grants from the National Science Foundation

SUPERSEDES: GIM 11 (December, 1974)

Notice No. 58, GIM 11-Attachment A, dated February 17, 1978 restates the policy of the National Science Foundation (NSF) on the "Acquisition of Excess Government Personal Property by National Science Foundation Grantees." The notice also defines more specifically the restrictions of the program.

Consistent with past experience under this program, grantees are not expected to take into account the possibility that excess property may be available when proposals are submitted to the NSF. If it becomes possible to acquire needed equipment or other property through excess channels rather than by direct purchase, the grant funds thereby saved may be applied to other project expenses, subject to applicable NSF and University policies.

All NSF Project Grantees are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Federal Excess Property Program. The Equipment Inventory Control organization serves as focal point for all federal property acquisitions. Please submit all requests for catalogs , freezes, screening, etc., described in Section 4 "Procedures", to Douglas F. Sanders, Federal Property Program Manager, 3939 University Way, N.E., Seattle, Washington 98195, Mail Stop JL-05, telephone 3-4663.

All University of Washington Federal Excess Equipment requirements (showing manufacturer and model number) are consolidated into one master "want list" and distributed nationwide to appropriate Federal General Services Administration and other excess property sources.