Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
The City of Baton Rouge, LA started selling its government surplus in online auctions held on Municibid.com in the Spring of 2012. Since then, the city has successfully sold nearly 1,000 items earning $1,168,290.42 in non-tax revenue. Goods auctioned on Municibid by Baton Rouge include vehicles, electronics, office equipment, kitchen equipment, tools, furniture, and machinery. In their most recent auction that ended on August 12th, the government agency sold 179 items such as vehicles, equipment and electronics which pushed them over the one million dollar mark. By using the established, but innovative, online government auctions site, Municibid.com, Baton Rouge has conducted multiple auctions of its surplus items over the past 18 months and keeps 100% of the profits.
“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.
The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell its used, forfeited, and confiscated items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 1,000 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. The City / Parish auctions 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, including trucks, cars, machinery, tools, electronics, and equipment. Their current online auction started on September 16th and end on September 30th. There are two dozen items for sale in this auction, including 9 lots of bicycles, 5 lawn mowers, and multiple makes and models of scooters, dirt bikes and motorcycles. Baton Rouge is looking to net thousands of dollars to go back into the agency’s budget.
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 City of Baton Rouge, LA Surplus Store can be found online here:https://www.municibid.com/storecatalog.asp?userid=4971.
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving 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.