Surplus Store Payment Methods

Credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) as well as checks are acceptable payment methods offered at GVSU Surplus Store. State of Michigan 6% sales tax is added to the total to all purchases unless a valid tax exempt certificate is provided at the time of sale. We are no longer accepting cash.

Please Note: We are now accepting the use of Purchasing Cards and FOAP transfers for payment. Please contact us if you have any questions on these payment method options.

Purchasing Items by FOAP Transfer

If you would like to use your department's FOAP to purchase items from the Surplus Store, please contact a Surplus Store staff member by calling (616) 331-9072 or emailing [email protected] 

A FOAP Transfer Form will be required to complete the order. When filling out the form, make sure to include the online item numbers (SKU: XX-XXX) of the items you would like to purchase. Please note, purchases are subject to item availability. 

Surplus Store staff will initiate a Department Transfer Request in OnBase to bill your department for the charges. Please reference the OnBase Department Transfer Request User Guide for instructions on completing the Finalizing Department section.

GVSU Purchasing Cards

If you would like to shop online using your GVSU issued purchasing card, your account must be set up for tax exemption. 

  1. Go to and scroll to the bottom of the screen. Click Register.
  2. Fill in the required information. Please use your GVSU employee information when filling this out.
  3. Contact the Surplus Store to request that your account be given tax exemption
  4. Once you receive confirmation from the Surplus Store, you can make purchases online with your p-card 

The University’s sales tax exemption should not be associated with personal accounts. This is in violation of Michigan state sales tax laws. Procurement Services recommends setting up separate accounts for work and personal use.

Page last modified October 7, 2021