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.