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;
  • Specialized sales for unique items;
  • Various sales methods suitable to an agency’s needs; and
  • Vehicle consolidation sites where volume dictates.

GSA Auctions sales offers:

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


Benefits of GSA Auctions Sales for vehicles are:

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

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:

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

  • Assist in lotting personal property into reasonably sized groups of similar items to promote competitive bidding;
  • Facilitate inspection and removal by prospective bidders;
  • 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; and
  • Transport property to a consolidated sales site when acceptable to both the owning agency and GSA.
Last Reviewed: 2020-11-13