Westport Administrator John F. Healey said, “We’re offering a like-new street sweeper that was used once. By using Municibid, we can reach so many more individuals and municipalities with a need for this piece of sanitation equipment."
Westport, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
In an online auction that started on February 14th and ends on February 28th, the Town of Westport, MA is selling four pieces of heavy equipment for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Westport is conducting a two-week auction of surplus equipment and machinery. It is looking to garnish money to be put back into its budget.
The Town of Westport is using online auction site, Municibid.com to sell the items. Municibid was established in 2006 and has grown steadily since, with over 800 government agencies auctioning surplus through the efficient online system. Westport is auctioning 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.
Westport Town Administrator John F. Healey said, “We’re offering a like-new street sweeper that was used once. With an onsite auction or sealed bid, our database of potential buyers is limited. By using nationwide government auctions platform Municibid, we can reach so many more individuals and municipalities with a need for this piece of sanitation equipment.”
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 Town of Westport’s online auction of these government surplus items ends on February 28th. Among the items for sale is a 2007 Sweepster Loader Broom with gutter broom and sprinkler, a 1983 Case Lawn Tractor with an Ingersoll Mower Deck, and a 1971 International Harvester Farmall and Woods Mowers (lot of two).
This surplus auction can be found online here:
Municibid.com is an online government auctions platform serving over 800 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.