Goodfellow Federal Center Disposal

4300 Goodfellow Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63120

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For the public

GSA declared the Goodfellow Federal Center excess to GSA’s needs, based on a cost-of-ownership analysis. Declaring the facility as excess is the first formal step in the process that will see the federal government dispose of the asset. The property is planned to be vacant and conveyed to a new owner by 2025.

For our tenants

Please review the answers to frequently asked questions. If you need help or more information, please email

What is the process for moving agency personal property from Goodfellow?

GSA does not have a national policy regarding agency personal property being relocated from facilities. The process GSA will use ahead of relocating agency personal property from Goodfellow involves four major steps.

  • Assessment: The tenant agency should provide GSA advance notice of its moving plans as soon as possible by sending to a list of agency personal property [XLSX - 20 KB] that needs to be relocated or excessed, and an agency point of contact to work with. The list should include item/quantity and whether it will be relocated or excessed. GSA will then assess the property to be cleaned and provide the agency a cleaning timeline that corresponds to the agency’s planned move.
  • Cleaning: GSA’s cleaning contractor will complete enhanced cleaning of all government-owned agency personal property that will be relocated or excessed. Cloth or porous fabric and surfaces on agency personal property with potential hazardous material or exposure should not be transferred or donated. If the material absorbs water, it is considered porous. GSA is unable to validate cleaning of agency personal property with cloth or porous fabric or surfaces. It is advised that property with cloth or porous fabric be environmentally destroyed. Requests for exception can be sent to
  • Excessing or Disposing: All agency personal property should be excessed or disposed of if it is not being relocated with the agency move. Excessed property will be cleaned prior to excess. Property for disposal (to be taken to landfill) will not be cleaned by GSA and must be removed by the agency. GSA discourages tenants from using their own staff for disposal of equipment or furniture that hasn’t been cleaned. Site Specific Safety Plans, often referred to as SSSPs, must be used where applicable and more information is provided below. No property from Goodfellow should be donated to schools, day care centers, or other facilities occupied by children.
  • Moving: Following successful cleaning, the tenant agency can authorize its moving contractor to relocate its agency personal property.

Who pays the cost to have agency personal property cleaned before it’s relocated or excessed?

GSA will fund the cost.

How can we go about starting the process to have agency personal property cleaned?

As early as possible, send the following to

Once GSA receives these, we will schedule a walk-through with you.

Do we have to get everything cleaned or only if it looks like it needs to be?

All agency personal property that is to be removed from Goodfellow and reused in your new location or repurposed needs to be cleaned. Agencies should use this template [XLSX - 20 KB] to submit their list of property to be cleaned.

How far in advance should we begin this process?

As early as possible, send the following [XLSX - 20 KB] to If you have equipment/agency personal property you are not using or taking with you, you can start the excess process now. Points of contact are below for your convenience.

GSA contact for non-DOD tenant agencies
Mat Shortledge
Property Disposal Specialist
Phone: 817-850-8162

Can we just move what we are keeping and leave the rest to be disposed of?

Tenant agencies are required to dispose of all items they will not be relocating or excessing. FAS schedules 8 995 allow for ordering these types of services. GSA will require that all agency property be removed from the space before accepting the space return and closing out the occupancy agreement.

Should we take any special steps as we start to prepare agency personal property for moving?

A Site Specific Safety Plan is required when there is agency equipment that needs to be removed from restricted spaces, which are not covered under the normal day-to-day janitorial services.

No one is allowed to access restricted spaces, unless GSA has an accepted a Site Specific Safety Plan on file. Contact or 816-926-7223 for help or to get more information.

Controlled or restricted spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical rooms and spaces.
  • Telephone and electrical closets.
  • Secured janitorial closets.
  • Above suspended ceilings.
  • Below raised floors.
  • Penthouses, including elevator equipment rooms.
  • HVAC air handlers, variable air volume equipment (VAV), and ductwork.
  • Stairwells leading to and from basements and penthouses.
  • Basements (concrete floors), utility tunnels, and crawl spaces (dirt floors are contaminated with friable asbestos and friable asbestos debris — asbestos debris is up to 90% asbestos — as well as other contaminants).
  • Sump pumps and sump pump water/groundwater.
  • In concrete where polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) oil-filled transformers used to be.
  • Substations and electrical vaults.
  • Warehouses.
  • Loading docks.
  • Storage rooms.
  • Surfaces above 70 inches.
  • All exterior equipment on rooftops or ground.
  • Exterior grounds (soil).
  • Unoccupied spaces.

Because some agency personal property is situated and assembled such that it has not been included within day-to-day janitorial services, there is potential for contaminated dust to settle on surfaces. Contractors or other personnel working on relocating agency personal property must be made aware of the potential for contamination in order to conduct hazard assessments and determine work practices and mitigation procedures. GSA’s online reading room at contains sampling reports organized by year and building number to assist in hazard assessments, as needed.

What are the tenant agency’s responsibilities when it’s time to move?

  1. GSA needs a minimum of 30 days’ notice prior to the required date of cleaning. The notice date begins once all equipment is verified and a final list is provided. Any changes in the list, additions or deletions, will restart the clock.
  2. All electronic devices, servers, computers, phones, etc. have to be turned off and disconnected from power / computer networks before being cleaned. Servers need to be removed from their rack.
  3. Only the exterior of the property will be cleaned. Equipment will not be disassembled, and closed drawers or file cabinets will not be opened. If you have open bookcases, you need to remove books and other objects. Desktops and other open surfaces need to be clear for cleaning.
  4. Porous material such as cloth, chair coverings, workstation panels, etc., cannot be effectively cleaned or tested for moving or excessing. If it absorbs water its considered porous.
  5. All property to be cleaned needs to be clearly marked and located in one location or separated from items not being cleaned.
  6. Once property is cleaned, it cannot be used until taken off campus. Cleaned furniture needs to be covered if it is to sit for more than 30 days.
  7. Laptops and other equipment that is routinely removed from the site or used at home are not required to be cleaned.
  8. Items cannot be removed from the site until the cleaning is complete, and GSA provides a clearance for their removal.
  9. If the contractor requires an escort during the cleaning, the tenant will need to provide one.

Who can answer questions for us?

You can reach out to GSA’s St. Louis West Field Office, your GSA regional client executive or account manager, or email An appropriate expert will review and respond to your questions.

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-06