Site for the sale of government surplus items
Floyd County Schools joins online site for the sale of government surplus items
Posted on 03/31/2011

Floyd County Schools is now using GovDeals.com for the sale of government surplus items. The Internet service helps local government agencies to dispose of surplus items that had been sold at onsite auctions in the past. GovDeals.com offers listings from government agencies across the country. 

Floyd County Schools will list everything from school buses to lunchroom equipment for sale on the site. The system started this week by listing a variety of surplus items from school nutrition food service areas. Items with a value of $15,000 or less will be placed for auction for one week. Items Over $15,000 will be placed for Auction for two weeks. There is a 10% buyer’s fee for each item purchased and sales tax of 7% is also collected.

Anyone can bid on items by creating an account on GovDeals.com. Payment will be made to GovDeals.com and payment options will include wire transfer, PayPal or credit card. Floyd County Schools will not accept payment directly for the surplus items from the buyer. The buyer is solely responsible for picking up items, including loading. Inspection of items listed will be available by appointment only. Anyone interested in inspecting an item listed on GovDeals.com may contact the Floyd County Schools Warehouse Department at 706/802-6751.

A link to the Floyd County items listed on GovDeals.com can be found on the homepage of the Floyd County Schools website.

Items may be declared surplus that are no longer needed for school purposes. Any single item of school property valued in excess of $5,000, including but not limited to land, buildings, equipment or motorized vehicles, shall be declared surplus after approval by the Floyd County Board of Education. Any single item of school property declared as surplus at less than $5,000 with the exception of motorized vehicles does not require board approval. Surplus status may be attributed to an item due to it being obsolete, requiring excessive operation or maintenance costs, or to other factors, all of which may be jointly determined by the school or department involved and the superintendent or designee.