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GovPlanet’s Inaugural Auction Reaches Buyers in 16 Countries, 27 States

December 01, 2014, 06:53 AM
Filed Under: Auction News

GovPlanet, an online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling used government assets, sold 158 inspected items from U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) surplus rolling stock at its first online auction held on November 19 at
“The success of our inaugural GovPlanet sale demonstrates the power of our global online marketplace and ability to deliver results for the government sector,” said Gregory J. Owens, Chairman and CEO of parent company IronPlanet.  “Our Internet model and exclusive guaranteed inspection reports deliver a more efficient and profitable way for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and other government agencies to manage their surplus assets.”
Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek, Director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Mr. Michael Cannon, Director, DLA Disposition Services, and other staff members met with the IronPlanet management team and toured the company’s headquarters in Pleasanton, Calif. on auction day.
“We are extremely pleased that the first auction under the new contract for sale of usable rolling stock yielded such positive results,” Mr. Cannon said.  “DLA’s intent when we worked up the new contract was better stewardship and using sales revenue to lower the cost of logistics for the armed forces – and that means fewer tax dollars are needed.”
Cannon also expressed appreciation for the proficiency and professionalism of the IronPlanet staff and members of the DLA Disposition Services team who worked to get the new contract underway.’s inaugural auction included cargo trucks, tractor trucks, utility trailers, forklifts, construction equipment, and other types of rolling stock from 16 DLA sites across the country.  Approximately half of the items received international bids, with international bidders from 16 countries, including the UAE and the Philippines.  

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