GSA Auctions℠ Sales

GSA can sell agency surplus, exchange/sale, and forfeited personal property through GSA Auctions or offline sales. GSA provides services that will speed disposal of property and generate greater returns. These services include:

  • Nationwide visibility of property to increase interest and competitive sales;
  • Various sales methods suitable to an agency’s needs;
  • Vehicle consolidation sites where volume dictates; and
  • Specialized sales for unique items.

GSA Auctions sales offers:

  • Sales professionals trained and experienced in personal property and vehicle disposal;
  • Experience in working with contract law in instances of claims or disputes;
  • Electronic payments and disbursements available;
  • Full-service vehicle disposal contracts in all U.S. regions; and
  • Computer information systems geared to property disposal.


Benefits of GSA Auctions Sales for vehicles are:

  • Timely sales and removal of excess vehicles, minimizing agency custodial responsibility for the vehicles;
  • Optional locations for consolidating vehicles for sale; and
  • Increased visibility yields higher bids and proceeds.

Value-Added Services, including transportation, storage, maintenance and vehicle reconditioning are offered through a partnership with GSA Fleet, as part of the GSA Auctions Sales Center.

An added fee is required based on the level of service requested. Note that this option is only available for Light Duty Vehicles.

GSA has special rates for servicing vehicles. There are two types:

  • Vehicles sold resulting from seized and forfeited laws. Agencies must negotiate rates.
  • GSA Vehicle sales for exchange/sale and other reimbursable sales (Federal Supply Classes 2310 and 2320 only).

GSA Support

Basic services include everything related to the actual sale of property such as:

  • Description enhancements
  • Specialized sales requiring bid deposits
  • Usage certifications
  • Cataloging of property
  • Basic media advertising (one newspaper or equivalent)
  • Registration of bidders
  • Auctioneer
  • Onsite contracting officer
  • Contract awards
  • Preparation of award documents
  • Collection, deposit and distribution of proceeds
  • Financial and property line item accountability
  • Contract administration
  • Providing secure Internet site
  • Posting of items
  • Posting of photos
  • Featured items
  • Maintenance of registered bidders

Charges for Value Added Services such as transportation, storage, maintenance, and reconditioning of property prior to sale are provided through a partnership with GSA Fleet and the owning agency.

Note: Supplemental services, including transportation, storage, maintenance, vehicle preparation security services, travel expenses, portable restroom facilities, and special media advertising are negotiated and billed separately.

Contact the regional GSA Sales Office to learn more about GSA's Sales Program, relevant fees, and to address special circumstances.

Owning Agency Responsibilities

Owning agencies are responsible for the care and handling of surplus personal property during the sales process. Specifically, they must:

  • Provide descriptive information for sale and accountability on SF120 (Report of Excess Personal Property) or SF126 (Report of Personal Property for Sale) for non-reportable surplus and exchange/sale property;
  • Provide photographs and other assistance when requested by GSA;
  • Assist in lotting personal property into reasonably sized groups of similar items to promote competitive bidding;
  • Transport property to a consolidated sales site when acceptable to both the owning agency and GSA; and
  • Facilitate inspection and removal by prospective bidders.
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