Tennessee schools and school districts are invited to participate in the state's Free Surplus Computer Program, receiving refurbished computers from various state agencies.
The surplus computers are subject to the laws, rules and procedures pertaining to state surplus property. The Correction, Education and General Services departments administer program and donate the devices to schools and districts who submit requests.
All surplus desktop and laptop computers shall have at least a Pentium III class processor with a minimum processor speed of 500 MHZ. The minimum memory for each surplus computer shall be 128 MB of RAM. All computers shall have hard drives of various sizes that have been sanitized and ready for software installation. Operating systems shall not be included. All surplus computers shall have the following:
An official of the school or school district should write a letter on letterhead to the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education, Kevin Huffman or contact Gomer Pascual at Gomer Pascual, email@example.com or (615) 532-9514 to request the computers.
The request must include the following information:
Requests that meet these minimum requirements will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The allocation notification will be sent via fax or email. A copy of the allocation notification must be presented at the warehouse for release of the computer lot(s).
These computers must be picked up at the Department of General Services Property Utilization Division warehouse at 6500 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN, 37243 (phone 615/350-3373) between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.