The city of Merced’s annual Surplus Property Sale is this month, with 638 lots of items to bid on. The list is online at www.cityofmerced.org under Bids and Contracts.
There are desks, file cabinets, tables, paper trays and computer stations to outfit a home office or dorm. There are chairs in brown, green, pink, orange, red, black, light blue, dark blue and navy blue.
The city has plenty of root cutters, jig saws, chain saws, bench grinders, routers, a couple of wet concrete saws and more. It’s also the place to pick up a sewage aerator, in either large or small sizes.
There are 29 fire hydrants available with a $10 minimum bid, including such name brands as American Darling, Waterous, Iowa and Rensselar. There are evidence collection kits, metal detectors and change counters. The sale has a radiological monitor (plus charger) and anti-static rope in 150- and 300-foot lengths.
There are a couple of motorcycles and a dozen vehicles for sale, ranging from pickup trucks to Crown Victorias. Before the vehicles can be registered, the winning bidders must get smog certificates as needed.
There are projectors, overhead projectors, TVs, DVD players, VCRs, more than a dozen cameras, mostly digital, including a couple of Polaroids.The sale has printers and scanners, laptops and desktops, monitors and mice for sale. For people who want a backup when the computers fail, there are also a couple typewriters available. (All the computers are missing hard drives for security reasons.)
Wreaths, garlands, ornaments, lights, icicles and ribbon are available, as are trees, tree stands, and tree skirts for sale.
A bid packet listing the 638 lots up for sale is available at the City Purchasing Office. It is also on the City’s website, www.CityofMerced.org, listed under the Bid Listings and RFPs, then look under Request for Bids.
Most of the property may be inspected at the Purchasing Office, 2525 O St, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All items are sold “as is” and there is no warranty or guarantee on the items. Bidders are expected to inspect the items before submitting a bid. Proposals will be accepted until 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Purchasing Office. In most cases, winners must pick up their equipment within 14 days. Payment must be made in cash, cashier’s check or money order. No personal checks. Additional details are available at the Purchasing Office.
For additional information on the sale contact Pam Whala at (209) 385-6833.