DPS to hold first online auction of surplus assets from closed Southwestern High School

Detroit Public Schools is launching a new public online auction with Biddergy.com to liquidate all contents of the former Southwestern High School, which closed earlier this year.

The auction, which is the first in a pilot program for the district’s Office of Procurement and Logistics, is scheduled to take place online on Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This auction will consist of furniture, kitchen equipment, school desks, athletic equipment and more.

The district anticipates saving up to $85,000 in moving expenses that would otherwise be incurred if the items were transported to the district’s warehouse for an auction. Traditional methods for closing schools consisted of moving all contents to a central warehouse, and then sorting and auctioning at a later date. This pilot program will minimize handling and warehousing costs as well as provide DPS proceeds from the sale of the contents.

This pilot program is a result of findings by a Strategic Category Team (SCT) focused on inventory management.

About the auction:
Individuals who wish to view the items prior to the auction can do so on Wednesday, October 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Southwestern, 6921 W. Fort Street in Detroit. All items can also be viewed and bid online at www.biddergy.com. Individuals who would like to participate in the auction but don’t have access to a computer can call Biddergy.com’s office at (866) 260-1611 and make alternate arrangements. Pickup is Friday.

Biddergy.com, a Michigan company headquartered in Kalamazoo has reached buyers and sellers from all 50 states and from over 140 countries. Unlike traditional auctioneers, Biddergy.com has dedicated an entire team that focuses strictly on only educational assets. This has equipped Biddergy.com to become experts at these type of assets to obtain maximum value.

Some items from the auction include: lockers, metal cabinets, metal sinks, rolling cabinets, hot food holding cabinets, commercial dryer, refrigerator, double stove top and griddle, student desks, technology tables, fans, office chairs, mini fridges and much more!

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