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CITY – Unclaimed bikes, surplus furniture, equipment to go on the block

The City of Kamloops, in partnership with Team Auctions, will host a three-day event Aug. 4–6, 2022, to auction off hundreds of surplus assets.

Both new and used assets will be up for sale, including:

  • tools
  • automotive parts
  • small and large industrial equipment
  • office furniture, equipment, and décor
  • electronic and audio-visual equipment
  • bikes

A full inventory with pictures is available on the Team Auctions website, where all the bidding will take place: Kamloops.ca/Auction. Bidding opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, and starts closing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

All bids will take place online, and registration is required to participate. Items can be viewed in person at Valleyview Arena, 353 Highland Road, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 5. Fryer’s Express food truck will be on site serving food for both days of the event.

“This is the first time the City has engaged in an auction of this nature,” said Ray Sison, the City’s Purchasing and Inventory Manager.

“We hope it will be a good opportunity for residents and local industry to find deals on items they can use while freeing up space in City storage facilities and earning some return to support the City’s general reserves.

“Most City assets are used to the end of their useful life; however, as the City upgrades technology and builds efficiencies, some items fall through the cracks and are no longer usable by the City while still potentially proving valuable to others. Over the years, these items have stockpiled, and we are happy to be able to now offer them to the public.”

The auction will also include close to 100 unclaimed bikes that have been acquired by the City and RCMP. Residents seeking a lost or stolen bike are encouraged to attend the open house to search for it. Bikes identified by owners will not be sold but will be returned to the City’s Community Services Division so the owner can file an official claim.

“We hope this event can reunite as many residents as possible with their lost or stolen property,” said Sison.

“We have extended evening hours on both days for viewing to try to accommodate people’s schedules and to give them an opportunity to make a claim.”

For more information on bidding rules and procedures, visit Kamloops.ca/Auction.

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1 Comment on CITY – Unclaimed bikes, surplus furniture, equipment to go on the block

  1. https://www.bcauction.ca/open.dll/welcome

    I wonder why the city of KAMLOOPS is duplicating an already existing tax payer funded auction service through BC auction.
    This makes no sense and is a duplication of services especially when the end result is the same.
    Can someone explain why?
    I note the city of KAMLOOPS uses the BCBid process for tendering their work.

    Cooper

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