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Terms of Sale

DEFINITION:

Any item owned by Jefferson County which is no longer useful to the operation of County Government. The County Purchasing Department administers the disposal of surplus property.

AVAILABILITY:

Property declared surplus will be offered for sale after being transferred from a department to surplus inventory.

ADVERTISING:

Surplus property is initially offered for sale through this website and may be listed elsewhere at the sole discretion of the County.  Please note the dates that bids will be accepted and when the bids will close.

INSPECTION/CONDITION:

All Property is sold on an “as is” and “where is” basis with no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, by the County.

Known defects are listed, but the absence of any indicated deficiencies does not indicate the item may not have deficiencies.

There are no provisions for pre-sale inspection of property unless specifically noted.

Asset numbers are assigned for identification purposes only. Items may not necessarily be sold in asset number order. The County reserves the right to combine individual items into lots.

The County reserves the right to add or withdraw items at any time.

AWARD:

The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids received at the sole discretion of the County.

Sale will be to the highest bidder.

In the event of a tie bid the award will be made based on order of bids received.

All Sales are final. No refunds. No returns. No Exchanges.

The County will generally notify the successful bidder only within 10 business days of the close of bids. Bidders requesting results of a bid must forward an email to the County Purchasing Department at purchasing@co.jefferson.ny.us, or a written request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Jefferson County Purchasing Department, 195 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

PAYMENT:

Full payment is due within five (5) business days of notice of an award. The winning bidder will receive an e-mail, fax, or letter with payment and pick-up instructions.
Payment must be in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, or certified funds only.

TAX:

New York State Tax is collected regardless of buyers’ residence unless satisfactory proof of exemption is provided.

REMOVAL:

SURPLUS MAY BE PICKED UP ON WEDNESDAYS ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00AM AND 4:00PM EST. PLEASE CONTACT THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT TO ARRANGE PICK UP OF SURPLUS.

The removal of all property is the responsibility of the successful bidder. The County does not ship.

No property can be removed unless full payment has been made.
All property must be removed within ten (10) business days of award date.

All property not picked up within the ten (10) day period reverts to Jefferson County with no financial compensation due the buyer.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:

  • Full Name – Individual or Business
  • Title**
  • Address (including street address, City and Zip Code)
  • Telephone Number (including area code)
  • Fax Number (including area code)**
  • E-mail Address
  • Bid Item Number
  • Bid Item Price

**If applicable

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY BID SUBMITTED WITHOUT ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

BY SUBMISSION OF A BID YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

I ACCEPT