Article 6. Purchase Of Federal Surplus Property of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 6.

The department may purchase, lease or otherwise acquire from the federal government or any agency thereof for use of state agencies, surplus real property, including buildings, fixtures, and equipment situated thereon, whenever in the department's judgment the purchase or acquisition and the terms and conditions thereof are in the best interests of the state.
Any and all negotiations with the federal government or its agencies for or in connection with the purchase or acquisition of such property, and all activities, functions and responsibilities pertaining thereto, are hereby vested in and shall be assumed and conducted exclusively by the department. No other state officer or agency shall, except on the authorization of the department, negotiate with the federal government or its agencies for or in connection with the purchase or acquisition of such property. Any state agency may inspect such property to determine whether the same would be useful in the performance of its duties and may make recommendations to the department concerning the same.
The department shall do all of the following:
  (1) Keep in constant touch with federal agencies charged with the sale or disposition of federal property and secure from them full details as to the nature and availability of the property and the terms and conditions under which it can be purchased or acquired.
  (2) Transmit information thus secured to all state agencies in order that they may possess complete and up-to-date information as to the nature and selling price of available property.
  (3) Prescribe procedures consistent with this article to be followed by state agencies in requisitioning and paying for the property and inform them of the procedures.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the department, state agencies desiring to purchase or acquire federal property shall submit their estimates or requisitions therefor to the department, and shall pay for the property, in accordance with existing laws governing state purchases.
This article shall not apply to the Trustees of the California State University.