Sale of Surplus Goods
As goods are declared surplus to the needs of the City of Belleville, they may be posted for sale utilizing the public online auction known as "Government Surplus Online Auction". This is a cooperative initiative for responsible disposal of surplus public sector goods. The site is user friendly; once you have created your online account, you will have access not only to surplus items offered by the City of Belleville but also the surplus items offered by other public sector agencies.
Items are described and accompanied by a photograph (if available). Items are sold "AS IS WHERE IS" meaning it is the bidder's sole responsibility to satisfy themselves as to the condition and specifications of the goods being offered for sale before placing a bid. Please note that by placing a bid, you are making a contract between you and the seller. Once you place a bid, you may not retract it. It is illegal to win an auction and not purchase the item.
Although the website is hosted by GovDeals.ca, a subsidiary of Liquidity Services Inc. which operates in Canada under www.GovDeals.ca , items for sale by the City of Belleville shall remain in the City throughout the bidding period and will be available for inspection for the duration of that period.
Pick Up of Items Purchased
Property may be removed by appointment only and appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. All items must be removed within ten (10) business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer’s Certificate. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. No assistance will be provided. A daily storage fee of $10.00 may be charged for any item(s) not removed within the 10 business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate. Removal of item(s) purchased shall be the sole responsibility of the buyer. City staff is NOT available to assist with removing the item(s) from the City property. Should damage to City property occur during removal of items, the buyer will assume full responsibility.
Payment must be made online – To make online payment, log into your GovDeals account and select “My bids”. Please follow the instructions there. Payment in full is due no later than five (5) business days from the time and date of the Buyer’s Certificate. Payment must be made electronically through the GovDeals Website. Payment in full must be received by the City before items are removed from City property.
Some items may have a minimum or "reserve" bid. If the reserve bid is not met, the City reserves the right to withdraw the offer to sell.
Withdrawal of Item(s):
At any time prior to the close of the sale, the City reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel the offer to sell posted items.