Article 6.5. State Surplus Personal Property of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 6.5.
The Department of General Services, if feasible and
consistent with existing law, shall first offer appropriate state
surplus personal property to school districts prior to offering that
property to the public, except for property more appropriately suited
for public safety uses. The department may offer school districts
state surplus personal property at less than fair market value, if it
is determined by the Director of General Services to be in the best
interests of the state. The department shall develop policies and
procedures for the implementation of this article.
(a) The department's policies and procedures regarding the
disposition of state surplus computers, laptops, monitors, and
related computer equipment shall do all of the following:
(1) Facilitate the disposition of state surplus computers to
further the state policy of bridging the digital divide, as described
in subdivision (d) of Section 709 of the Public Utilities Code.
(2) Authorize nonprofit entities that, in partnership with a
school district, operate a public computer center to further the
state policy of bridging the digital divide, as described in
subdivision (d) of Section 709 of the Public Utilities Code, to be
eligible for receipt of state surplus computers under Section 10389.1
and through approved disposition directly from a state agency.
(3) Include a procedure enabling state agencies with surplus
computers to ascertain whether the nonprofit entities described in
paragraph (2) are interested in receiving those surplus computers.
The procedure shall include a preference for nonprofit entities
within the same geographic region as the state agency in order to
minimize transportation and disposition costs.
(4) Require that state agency documentation of the disposition of
surplus computers include a certification that all confidential,
sensitive, and personal information was removed from the computers
prior to disposition.
(5) Require any nonprofit organization that obtains a computer
from the department, pursuant to this article, to use the computer
only for operating a public computer center and to prohibit the
resale of that computer.
(b) The department, in collaboration with the California
Technology Agency, shall promote increased awareness among state
agency officials of the requirement to remove from all state surplus
computers all confidential, sensitive, and personal information prior
to any disposition of those computers.