Surplus Property Office
The University of Arizona Surplus Property Office is responsible for the disposal and reutilization of all excess University property. The primary method of disposal is through public auctions, which are conducted every two weeks. Since May 2005, bidders are able to participate in University of Arizona auctions either over the internet or in person.
The live and online bidding occurs simultaneously. As the auctioneer is asking for bids from the on-site bidders, the internet bids are displayed in real time. Online bidders compete against the bidders present at the auction site.
By registering on this site, you may take part in the online auctions or in person. From the internet website, the results of previous auctions can be viewed, the upcoming auction lots can be previewed and proxy bids can be submitted prior to the auction.
In addition to participating in the live, online auctions, registered bidders can submit bids online on "Special Bid" sales, similar to a traditional sealed bid auction. Special bids are generally conducted on higher dollar items or items not feasible to move to the auction warehouse for disposal. When the bid closes, the item(s) is awarded upon receiving approval from the owning University department.
Please read the Help section to learn more about the registration and bidding process. We encourage you to register today and to begin enjoying the University of Arizona auction experience.