Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Detroit Public Schools 11/18 online Auction to liquidate contents of Southwestern HS, view 11/17

Detroit Public Schools is launching a new public online auction to liquidate all contents of Southwestern High School

The auction, which is the first in a pilot program for the district’s Office of Procurement and Logistics, is scheduled to take place online at this link on Biddergy on Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.  BIDS START AT JUST $5!!!!

This auction will consist of furniture, kitchen equipment, school desks, athletic equipment and more.

The district anticipates saving up to $85,000 in moving expenses that would otherwise be incurred if the items were transported to the district’s warehouse for an auction. Traditional methods for closing schools consisted of moving all contents to a central warehouse, and then sorting and auctioning at a later date. This pilot program will minimize handling and warehousing costs as well as provide DPS proceeds from the sale of the contents.

This pilot program is a result of findings by a Strategic Category Team (SCT) focused on inventory management.

Large Hobart Mixer with (3) Attachments -starting bid is $5
About the auction:
Individuals who wish to view the items prior to the auction can do so on Wednesday, October 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Southwestern, 6921 W. Fort Street in Detroit. All items can also be viewed and bid online at Individuals who would like to participate in the auction but don’t have access to a computer can call’s office at (866) 260-1611 and make alternate arrangements. Pickup is Friday., a Michigan company headquartered in Kalamazoo has reached buyers and sellers from all 50 states and from over 140 countries. Unlike traditional auctioneers, has dedicated an entire team that focuses strictly on only educational assets. This has equipped to become experts at these type of assets to obtain maximum value.

Some items from the auction include: lockers, metal cabinets, metal sinks, rolling cabinets, hot food holding cabinets, commercial dryer, refrigerator, double stove top and griddle, student desks, technology tables, fans, office chairs, mini fridges and much more!



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