- By Tim Mendenhall
- Posted Friday, August 26, 2016
Periodically throughout the year Forsyth County declares various personal property items as surplus; by Board resolution, these items are sold via public electronic auction. When this occurs, Property Management is tasked with the responsibility of handling the sale of the surplus items. This is done by using GovDeals, a public auction website specifically for government agencies, to list any item(s) that Forsyth County has for sale. Once items are grouped together, tagged by lot number and photographed they are listed on GovDeals for a two week bid period. During this two week period there are designated dates and times where prospective bidders may make appointments to view the items or ask questions about the various lots. Once the two week period ends and the sale has concluded Property Management staff works with the winning bidders to schedule pickups of any lot(s) they may have won.
The use of GovDeals by the County allows for more people to have an equal opportunity to bid on these surplus items. GovDeals sales also allow citizens to bid from the comfort of their home without the worry of bad weather that could be encountered at an on-site auction.
The County currently has items listed for sale on GovDeals- the sale runs until Monday September 5th. To view these items please visit GovDeals.com click on location search and enter your zip code. Forsyth County will pop up and you will be able to view all available items from this page. If you have any questions concerning GovDeals please email firstname.lastname@example.org