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GSA Auctions® Federal Personal Property Sales Triple

GSA #10141

February 18, 2005
Contact: Jeffrey Woodworth (202) 501-1231
jeffrey.woodworth@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON -- GSA Auctions® (www.gsaauctions.gov) celebrates its fourth anniversary this year with 64,000 registered users, whose activities on the online U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Web site accounted for 84.5 percent of all of GSA’s federal surplus personal property sales in 2004.

Sales of cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, boats, furniture and other seized goods and federal surplus personal property sold on GSA Auctions® in 2004 totaled $32 million, up from $11 million in 2001. GSA Auctions® began operations on Jan. 17, 2001.

GSA Auctions® offers the public the opportunity to bid electronically on a wide array of Federal assets. The auctions are completely web-enabled, allowing all registered participants to bid on a single item or multiple items (lots) within specified timeframes.

GSA Auctions® saves money on federal warehouse costs and helps citizens, businesses and government agencies find and buy personal property easily on a site they know is credible, safe and exclusive to the federal government,” said Lynne M. Price, GSA Chief of Sales. GSA Auctions® performance is consistent with the President’s Management Agenda goals to use technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness and provide citizen-centric services.

Additional GSA Auctions® sale items include communications, computer, electric, electronic, agricultural, office, photographic, marine, laboratory, medical, dental and veterinary supplies and equipment; trailers, tractors, bicycles and salvage/scrap vehicles; furniture, household and personal items, industrial machinery, jewelry and collectibles.

GSA Auctions® is accessible at http://www.gsaauctions.gov. Unregistered users may browse the site. Registration is required for bidders.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement, property management and policy agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. It also plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies. GSA, comprised of 13,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over one million federal workers located in more than 8,900 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,100 U.S. communities.