Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
In a massive online government auction that begins on February 14th and ends on February 28th, The City of Baton Rouge, LA is auctioning over 325 items to the public, including automobiles, heavy equipment, tools, furniture, computers, electronics, jewelry and more, for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for government, Baton Rouge is conducting a 2-week auction of its surplus items. The city is looking to garnish tens of thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
Baton Rouge is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 1,100 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The city is auctioning the surplus items online because the website has an established nationwide reach growing every day. Auctions on Municibid result in competitive bidding and fair prices for government surplus items.
Baton Rouge started using Municibid successfully in 2012 to sell their surplus items, including motor vehicles, bicycles, electronics, kitchen appliances and office machines. Using Municibid, the city has generated over one million dollars in non-tax revenue.
“The City Parish is very pleased with the results of the online auction process and the partnership we have with Municibid. This was a new process for us and these results confirm we made the best choice in choosing Municibid as our online expert to guide us during the transition implementing the online auction method,” said Patti Wallace, Director of Purchasing, City of Baton Rouge.
Municibid Founder and CEO, Greg Berry said, “Taxpayer demand and tightened budgets require government agencies to look for new ways of increasing non-tax revenue. Municibid is an easy way to achieve this and at no cost to the agency.” Berry added, “Auction items will reach a much broader, national audience of competing bidders, leading to better net results.”
The Baton Rouge surplus auction can be found online here:
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving over 1,000 state and local government agencies across the US from cities like Philadelphia, Boston and Baton Rouge, to small towns, authorities, school districts and universities. Municibid is designed for government agencies to more effectively sell surplus, forfeitures and other no longer needed items to the public via a convenient and easy-to-use website. Municibid proactively markets items nationwide via social media and traditional avenues at no cost to the selling agency.
Greg Berry, Founder & CEO, municibid.com – 800.531.6074 x703 or greg.berry(at)municibid(dot)com
Patti Wallace, Director of Purchasing, City of Baton Rouge, LA - 225.389.3259 x 304 or pwallace(at)brgov(dot)com
MEDIA CENTER: http://www.municibid.org