The Equipment Bureau surpluses equipment through the Department of Administration's Property and Supply Bureau.
State surplus property will now be available for purchase via an on-line service. Interested citizens can go to www.publicsurplus.com to view and participate in an on-line auction of state surplus property once they are registered. Although still in a pilot stage, state surplus property including used vehicles, riding mowers, office equipment and heavy equipment will be listed on this site. Items will continuously be added to the auction site as they become available.
To use this on-line auction site, interested citizens should go to this site, register as a user, then browse to the Montana region and then select items under the "State of Montana Property and Supply Bureau." Buyers are responsible for pick-up or shipping of all purchased items.
The public can still attend monthly "garage sales" of state surplus property held in Helena on the second Friday of every month to purchase items not listed on the on-line auction site.
An annual auction is also held to sell the various vehicles and equipment supplied by the Department of Transportation. The auction also includes various vehicles and equipment supplied by other state agencies.
The auction is held in the Fall of each calendar year. If you would like to be placed on the list to receive notification about the auction, please contact the Property and Supply Bureau at 406-444-9921 or send a written request to the following address:
Property and Supply Bureau
930 Lyndale Avenue
PO Box 200137
Helena, MT 59620-0137
For more information about the on-line auction process or garage sales, contact the State Property and Supply office at 406-444-9921.