ISU Surplus

About Us

ISU Surplus (formerly Asset Recovery) is designed to first redistribute university assets to other departments, state funded entities or tax supported organizations throughout the State of Iowa. After those avenues of disposal have been explored, all remaining materials are made available for sale to the general public. Items are sold either through the warehouse or through bids.

ISU Equipment/Excess Property Disposal Policy

MacDonald Woods Property Sale

Iowa State University is soliciting bids for the purchase from Iowa State University of a tract of woodland located in Story County adjacent to the city limits of Ames, Iowa. The property is locally known as MacDonald Woods and is described in Schedule A in the bid packet.  Bid closes 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  For questions regarding this bid solicitation, contact Mark Ludwig, or 515-294-7300.  Individuals interested in bidding on the property may contact Mark Ludwig to schedule an inspection of the property.  For bid packets call 515-294-7300 or click the Bid Packet link below.

2019 MacDonald Woods Bid Packet [PDF]

Upcoming Closings

  • No Departmental Sale on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019.
  • No Public Sale on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019.


Sale Days & Times

Departmental Sale Hours* Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Public Sale Hours Wednesdays 9:00am - 3:00pm

*Tuesday sales or transfers are designed to give departments and state funded entities first option at acquiring surplus materials for their departments. These sales are for departmental or state use only and nothing can be purchased for personal use.

There are occasions when the warehouse is closed due to holidays.  Please call 515-294-7300 or check out our Facebook page for current information on sale days.