Federal surplus property auction
May 20 in Springfield
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[MAY 19, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
Department of Central Management Services announced Tuesday that a
1977 road grader, 1973 John Deere tractor, Oshkosh snowplow,
military cargo trucks, camouflage shirts, pants, and other
miscellaneous items of equipment and furniture will be auctioned off
at its federal surplus property sale Thursday, May 20 at the
Illinois State Surplus Warehouse, 1924 S. 10½ St. in Springfield.
"Federal surplus property is sold at a
discounted price throughout the year to Illinois local governments,
school districts, and not-for-profit educational and health services
organizations. The mission of the federal surplus program is to
redistribute these assets to qualifying organizations, and remaining
property is sold at auction annually," said CMS Director Michael
Rumman. "This is a good opportunity for the public to obtain
reasonably priced federal property and other equipment that has
outlived its usefulness to the federal government."
Registration will begin May 18 and 19,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and opens the day of sale at 7 a.m. The sale
will begin promptly at 9 a.m. on May 20. The merchandise will be
available for inspection on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19,
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and up to the time of the sale on Thursday,
May 20. There are no warranties or guarantees implied or expressed,
and all sales are final.
Bidders may pay for purchases with
cash, cashier's checks, money orders or traveler's checks in
increments of $100 or less. Other acceptable forms of payment are
MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Bravo and Private
Choice credit cards.
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Business or personal checks are also
accepted, but these checks must be supported by a letter of credit
from a financial institution. The letters must include the maximum
amount of credit approved through a specific date and should also
state that they cover the purchase price of U.S. government property
only. All letters of credit must be approved prior to the sale.
Checks and forms of payment other than
cash must be made payable to the General Services Administration.
Two types of identification must also be provided, including one
with a photograph.
The government reserves the right to
reject any payment or identification of a bidder if it appears it
may not be in the best interest of the federal government.
All buyers must take possession of
property purchased immediately upon conclusion of the auction. The
state of Illinois is not responsible for accidents or loss.
interested in the auction may contact Curtis Howard at (217)
Department of Central Management Services