Terms & Conditions

Board Of County Commissioners Broward County, Florida
Timed Auction of Surplus Equipment & Machinery
September 2020

Terms & Conditions of Sale

  1. SCOPE:

    • The Board of County Commissioners, Broward County, will conduct a public auction of County vehicles and equipment which have been declared as surplus to the needs of Broward County.
  2. AUCTION DATE:

    • This auction will be a Timed On-Line Auction. Bids will be received at
      www.nationalauctionbroward.com The auction will start at 10:00 A.M., September 11, 2020 and will end on September 15, 2020. The auction web site will make use of staggered closing times but all bids will end on September 15, 2020. All bids will be reported to The Board of County Commissioners, Broward County, Florida. The top bid price and next highest bidder’s information will be reported as the High Bidder and Back-Up Bidder to Broward County personnel. Bids received after published closing times
      will not be accepted except those that fall under the conditions of Extensions of Bid described in the following bullet.
    • Extensions of Bid: In the event a bid or bids are made during the last five minutes of an auction, the end time for the auction will be extended for an additional five minutes. Extensions will continue until no further bids are received within the last five minutes of the auction.
    • The equipment and machinery included in this Timed-Bid Auction will be offered and sold Subject to the Confirmation of the Seller, The Broward County Board of County Commissioners. In the event top bid prices are not confirmed by Broward County, the items may be withdrawn from the auction and placed in an event to be conducted at a future time. It is expected Top Bidders will be notified that their bid has either been accepted within 48 hours from the time the auction closes.
  3. PLACE:

    • The Auction will be conducted by National Auction Company on their website, www.nationalauctionbroward.com.
  4. INSPECTION OF ITEMS:

    • The equipment and machinery included in this auction are not available for Preview because of pending requirements brought about by the COVID 19 Pandemic.
    • The Auctioneer and his staff will provide information pertaining to each item included in the auction that describes its current condition to the best of the ability of the Auctioneer and his staff. Photographs and descriptions will be published on the Auctioneer's website.
    • Each item included in this auction is specifically offered and sold in As-ls condition without guaranty or warranty either expressed or implied.
    • Specific information desired by any Registered Bidder can be obtained by contacting George Richards at 954-658-5033.
  5. CONDITIONS OF SALE AND DELIVERY-TERMS AND INDEMNIFICATION:

    • Broward County, as a casual seller, is selling surplus equipment and machinery at Public Auction, for cash, to the highest bidders. Announcements made by the Auctioneer will be made via the website and e-mailed to all registered bidders. Despite our efforts to avoid withdrawal of items from the sale list after being mailed or advertised, it may sometimes be necessary. Therefore, Broward County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to do so and further reserves the right to accept or reject any/all bids.
    • Buyer(s) shall at all times hereafter indemnify, hold harmless and, defend COUNTY, its officers, agents, servants, and employees from and against any and all causes of action, damages, claims, losses, liabilities and expenditures of any kind, including attorney fees, court costs, and expenses, causes or alleged to be caused by intentional or negligent act of, or omission of, Buyer, its subcontractors, employees, agents, servants, or officers, or occurring, resulting from, or related to the subject matter of this Agreement including, without limitation, the removal of any property purchased by the Buyer from the COUNTY, the sale by Buyer of any such property to third parties, and defect in the operation or physical condition of any such property and any and all claims, losses, liabilities, expenditures, demands or causes of action of any nature whatsoever resulting from injuries or damaged sustained by any person or property. In the event any lawsuit or other proceeding is brought against COUNTY by reason of any such claim, cause of action or demand, Buyer shall, upon written notice from COUNTY, resist and defend such lawsuit or proceeding by counsel satisfactory to the COUNTY or, at COUNTY's option, pay for an attorney selected by County Attorney to defend COUNTY. To the extent considered necessary by the Contract Administrator and the County Attorney, any sums due Buyer under this Agreement may be retained by COUNTY until all COUNTY's claims for indemnification pursuant to this Agreement have been settled or otherwise resolved; and any amount withheld shall not be subject to payment of interest by COUNTY. The provisions and obligations of this section shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
    • All property is offered and sold "as is" and "where is". The County makes no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied to the operation or condition of any piece of equipment. Even though great effort is made to assure the accuracy of the information, it is possible information provided might not be correct.
    • Once top bid prices have been received and communicated to Broward County Personal, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES
    • Successful bidder (s) agree to comply with all terms and provisions as listed above.
  6. BUYER'S PREMIUM:

    • A 7% Buyer's Premium will be added to all top bid prices and included in the final purchase price.
  7. NOTIFICATION TO TOP BIDDERS AND PAYMENTS:

    • All Top Bidders will be notified their bid has been accepted by National Auction Company through the E-Mail address supplied at the time of Bidder Registration.
    • Payments can be made by Cash, Money Order, Certified Check, or Cashier's Check. All checks should be made payable to National Auction Company, Auctioneer's Escrow Account.
    • Personal and Corporate Checks will be accepted when accompanied by a current bank letter which guarantees payment for purchases made at this auction.
    • All payments will be accepted starting on September 16 through September 18 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
    • Payments must be made at the Fleet Services Administrative Office located at 1600 NW 31 Avenue. Pompano Beach, Florida 33069-5101.
    • Payments can be made between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 P.M. ONLY.
    • In the event a Top Bidder has purchased more than one item, payment in full must be received before anything can be removed from County property.
    • Purchasers arriving at Broward County Fleet Services will be expected to
      wear a face covering and observe social distancing.
    • Signs will be posted at Broward County Fleet Services directing purchasers
      to the area designated for use by National Auction Company.
  8. DEFAULT:

    • If the buyer fails to complete the sale under the conditions set forth hereon, or agreed to by the County, any deposits and/or payments made to the account of the County will be forfeited and vehicles will remain the property of the County.
    • If a Top Bidder fails to make payment in full after being notified their bid has been accepted, at the discretion of Broward County and/or the Auctioneer, the bidder's name may be subject to removal from the mailing list and may not be permitted to participate in future auctions.
  9. REMOVAL:

    • Purchased items must be removed from the auction site on or before Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Neither Broward County or National Auction Company is responsible for equipment, machinery or other items that remain at the auction site after completion of the auction.
    • Broward County will have staff and equipment available to assist with loading between the hours of 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
    • It will be the responsibility of Top Bidders (Purchasers) to arrange for their own transportation and removal of Non-Running items from Broward County's property. Bidders (Purchasers) should bring their own jump-boxes or battery cables for any item that will not start on its own.
    • Top Bidders (Purchasers) using Towing Services will be required to be present when vehicles are being removed from Broward County property.
    • Top Bidders (Purchases) will be required to sign a receipt that shows the delivery of purchased vehicles or equipment.
  10. REGISTRATION:

      • All bidders are required to register with National Auction Company on their website, www.nationalauctionbroward.com Each Bidder will be assigned a Bidder's Number. The Bidder's Number will be used and that number will be recorded for that sale.
    • DIRECTIONS:

      • From 1-95 (Broward County) -- Exit at Copans Road and continue West to Blount Road. At the traffic signal, turn left and continue to the auction site on your left just North of the Sheriffs’ Office facility.
      • FROM the Turnpike (Broward County) -- Exit at Coconut Creek Parkway (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd), Exit #67. After paying the toll, continue to the traffic signal and turn left onto Coconut Creek Parkway (MLK Blvd). At Blount Road, turn left, and the auction site will be on your right just past the Sheriffs’ Office facility.
      • POINTS OF CONTACT:

        • Agency: Broward County Fleet Services Division
          Contact Name: James Bailey
          Contact Number: 954-357-5450
          Contact Email: jbailey@broward.org
        • Auctioneer: National Auction Company
          Contact Name: George Richards
          Contact Number: 954-658-5033
          Contact Email: grichards@natlauction.com