Every week, Ritchie Bros. ' GovPlanet marketplace sells thousands of items from the US Department of Defense, including demilitarized vehicles, uniforms, tents, medical supplies, and more. In mid-March, when a shortage of personal protective equipment for essential workers was announced, GovPlanet and the US DoD looked through all upcoming inventory, pulled items and provided them to frontline employees.
With a long history in Western Canada, Ritchie Bros. and its GovPlanet solution has been selected by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) as a preferred provider for its 400-plus members. SUMA members will now have easy access to Ritchie Bros.' onsite and online auctions, as well as its do-it-yourself GovPlanet Direct marketplace.
In one of the biggest events ever of its kind, Ritchie Bros.' GovPlanet marketplace is set to sell more than 10,000 military surplus items in just two days. Humvees, tactical vehicles, construction equipment, uniforms, field gear, industrial and commercial equipment and more will all be available to be purchased by the general public on Dec.
For the past four years, the GovPlanet marketplace has helped the U.S. Department of Defense sell thousands of its rolling stock surplus assets, including Humvees, utility trailers, cargo trucks and more. In 2018, the U.S. DoD also began selling its non-rolling stock assets through GovPlanet — this includes industrial machinery, electrical equipment, textiles, spare parts and other miscellaneous surplus assets.
On Sept. 5, GovPlanet will host its first-ever live auction, for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, selling more than 350 equipment items and trucks without reserves in a single day. Highlights include excavators, dump trucks, paving rollers, snow plows, stone chippers, wheel and backhoe loaders, lights, mowers, and more.
Ritchie Bros. began selling hundreds of non-rolling stock items for the U.S. Department of Defense through its online marketplace GovPlanet.com. For the past three and a half years the U.S. DoD has been selling its surplus rolling stock assets — Humvees, utility trailers, cargo trucks, etc.
GovPlanet, an IronPlanet marketplace dedicated to selling used government equipment for federal, state and municipal entities, celebrates the second anniversary of its launch and enters its third year as an expanded solutions platform that reaches buyers around the world from online auctions in the U.S.