IronPlanet has introduced GovPlanet Direct, a new self-listing service as part of its marketplace for public sector entities. GovPlanet Direct is being offered to government entities under IronPlanet's GovPlanet® brand, which is dedicated to government surplus disposition. IronPlanet also announced that it has been named an NJPA Awarded Contract Vendor by the National Joint Powers Alliance®. GovPlanet representatives will be demonstrating GovPlanet Direct at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Nashville starting today, June 20.
IronPlanet recognized that government surplus disposal extends beyond heavy equipment. For that reason, GovPlanet Direct is designed for all items that do not necessarily require inspection or hands-on help. National, state and local public sector entities will be able to connect with IronPlanet's global buyer base through a self-service, multi-faceted disposition format. These entities can also take advantage of weekly online GovPlanet auctions as well as our reserve price Daily Marketplace format.
GovPlanet Direct is a new online service and marketplace for selling all government surplus items, such as office furniture, computer equipment and a range of other non-rolling stock, as well as traditional equipment. Together, GovPlanet and GovPlanet Direct will offer state, local municipal, and public sector entities a comprehensive, flexible solution to secure the highest value possible for their surplus property. GovPlanet Direct is expected to be launched in the third quarter this year.
“Based on the success and overwhelmingly positive response to our GovPlanet brand over the past year and a half, it is with great satisfaction that IronPlanet is expanding its offerings to the public sector with the introduction of GovPlanet Direct,” said Jeff Holmes, senior vice president, Government Solutions and Auction Management, IronPlanet. “With GovPlanet Direct, GovPlanet will become the full-service destination for government surplus property, providing sellers with the ultimate solution to dispose of all of their surplus assets from rolling stock to any surplus that they want to sell by reaching a broad market of buyers.”
GovPlanet Direct will be backed by IronPlanet's targeted marketing programs and inside sales support, and is built upon IronPlanet's integrated technology platform. GovPlanet Direct makes it easy for buyers and sellers to register, list and navigate available items via desktop, tablet or mobile phone. For the benefit and flexibility of both buyers and sellers, GovPlanet Direct's self-managed options will provide a full spectrum of disposal options. Finally, GovPlanet Direct, streamlines the connection between buyers and sellers to simplify communication for important aspects like coordinating item pick up or shipment.