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LaMATS, GovDeals Hit $1M in Surplus Sales

LaMATS Purchasing Services (LPS) and online auction partner GovDeals recently hit the one million dollar mark in sales of municipal surplus property over the program’s two years of operation.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the tremendous response,” said LaMATS Executive Director, Cliff Palmer, who praised the expertise of Procurement Consultant Paul Holmes for initiating and managing the blockbuster program for LaMATS.

Louisiana local governments can post surplus properties (including vehicles, heavy equipment, scrap materials, and other items) free of charge on the LaMATS/GovDeals electronic platform. The items are made available at auction to the public, in accordance with Louisiana statute, and successful bidders provide the small fee that supports the program.

“Our Surplus Property Program brings much needed revenue to Louisiana local governments,“ said Holmes, noting that an online auction platform can greatly expand the market for materials that might otherwise need to be hauled off at public expense. Holmes thanked GovDeals Account Manager, Justin Reichers, for his company’s partnership in generating this windfall opportunity for municipalities.

With steady growth and new users joining all the time, Holmes is confident the program will continue to benefit local communities. “This is a milestone we hope to meet on a regular basis,” he said.

To see a list of surplus items available right now, click here.


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