Do you have University equipment that is in good condition and still working, but is now unwanted? Have you already tried offering it to other Schools and Functions (through Warp-it or other methods), but haven't found a new home? Please consider whether the University's equipment reseller, UniGreenScheme, could collect and re-home it.
UniGreenScheme introduction film
How does it work?
What sort of items are suitable for re-sale through UniGreenScheme?
UniGreenScheme are interested in a range of equipment and items from catering/lab/maintenance/sports equipment to office consumables, as well as more unusual items such as technical models or specialist furniture.
Items need to be in working condition, although some broken items may be suitable for re-sale for spare parts on a case-by-case basis. Even equipment that may have been superseded by newer models at the University may be suitable for re-use elsewhere through UniGreenScheme! UniGreenScheme have published a useful guide which contains more detailed information and lists the types of items that they will take. They cannot take data-holding equipment (e.g. PCs) as these need to be disposed of securely. UniGreenScheme also have an online shop which gives a good idea of the types of items they are interested in. In some cases, UniGreenScheme may also be able to assist with disassembling bulky equipment to enable collection.
How much will I receive back?
UniGreenScheme operate on a profit-share basis. If no profit is made from the sale, they guarantee that no charges will be made to the University. Where a profit is made, you receive an equal share of the proceeds after management costs (e.g. collection and processing). For example: if a microscope was sold for £200 and there were £50 of management costs, the profit from the sale would be £150. You would receive an equal share of this i.e. £75.
Can my space be cleared quickly?
Absolutely. UniGreenScheme collect items and store them off-site whilst they are awaiting sale, which means that you don't have to! This helps to free up valuable storage space at the University. UniGreenScheme will also collect items in-situ when requested, meaning that you do not need to double-handle items by moving them elsewhere before collection takes place.
How to make a booking
Check if UniGreenScheme can re-sell your item.
Email email@example.com to find out if they can potentially re-sell your item, or use the contact details on their website. In some cases, they are able to help with information about expected/guide re-sale prices, but please note these are not guaranteed as they depend on current market conditions.
Get the correct permission to resell.
You will need to ensure that you get permission from your Head of School/Department to send items to UniGreenScheme. You will also need to get permission from Procurement and Finance - this approval will be overseen by James Stedeford, so please contact him initially by sending an email to the Procurement Department via firstname.lastname@example.org for his attention, with full details of the item(s) that you want to UniGreenScheme to take.
Complete the booking form.
How will I receive payment for items when they are sold?
If you are eligible for profit-sharing once an item has been sold, UniGreenScheme will send you a credit note - once received, contact your finance administrator for assistance in processing this.
What if I have found another organisation to pass the equipment on to?
If you have found an external organisation to whom you want to sell or donate the item(s), please contact James Stedeford in the Procurement Department to discuss getting permission for releasing unwanted University equipment to the third-party organisation.
You will need to get permission from your Head of School/Department, and also from Procurement and Finance - this approval will be overseen by James Stedeford, so please contact him initially by sending an email to the Procurement Department via email@example.com for his attention, with full details of the item(s) that you want to release.