Property Disposition, in conjunction with Braun & Helmer Auction Services, is hosting U-M's first-ever online vehicle/equipment auction. The auction began today and continues through 7 pm on August 27, 2020. The list of 70+ vehicles/pieces of equipment up for auction—which can be viewed on this website—includes trucks, vans, passenger cars, a Bobcat Toolcat, and two forklifts.
The auction is following a process commonly used on online auction platforms, which requires participants to register on a website in order to submit a bid. All bids will be visible, with the highest bidder winning at the end of the auction. Unlike traditional auctions, however, it's not possible for participants to physically inspect the vehicles/equipment and winning bidders will need to make an appointment to pay for— and pick up—the vehicle/equipment.