Public Sale of Surplus Vehicles and Miscellaneous Items

Surplus Vehicles and other Miscellaneous Items that are surplus to the needs of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and are herby offered for sale to the general public. All items can be veiwed on , items are offered “as is” and “where is” to the highest bidder. The University makes no representations regarding the suitability of these items for any purpose nor does the University make any representation regarding any lien or legal impediment accruing to these items. The Successful Bidder is responsible for the removal and transportation of sold surplus equipment from its location on the University property. The University assumes no condition of the equipment either before the sale of thereafter.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst utilizes to receive all bid responses. is an online auction platform that many government agencies utilize to auction surplus property to the public. Only government agencies can auction items on and bidding is open to the public across the United States and Canada. To register and access the site go to:  

All bids must be in U.S. Dollars.

Bidders are not required to bid on every item offered.

The University reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts thereof, if deemed in the best interests of the University and may decide not to make an award on any individual item or combination of items.

Arrangement for viewing the property can be made by contacting the name and phone number indicated on the item(s) listed. Any questions regarding bidding procedures should be addressed to: Rosemary A. Hassay, Purchasing Manager; Procurement Department at: (413) 545-1094 @ E-mail: rhassay [at]

The successful bidders will be notified of their awards via E-mail or where E-mail addresses are not available, via regular mail. Payment in the form of a certified check, official bank treasurer’s check or money order made payable to the University of Massachusetts Amherst must be received prior to the removal of the equipment. Payment will be made to:

University of Massachusetts
Procurement Department Mass Venture Center - Suite 334
100 Venture Way Hadley, MA 01035-9430

Removal must be made on or before the date noted in the solicitation.

If any bidder fails to pay for and/or remove the item(s) by the day noted in the RFB, the University reserves the right to award the item(s) to the next highest bidder without recourse. Non-compliance with either or both of these items will result in the removal of the bidder’s name as an eligible bidder on any future sale for a period of one year. 


UMass Amherst Procurement has transitioned to the Unified Procurement Services Team (UPST) in the UMass President’s Office.

Visit the UPST website for more information. Email upst [at] for procurement help.

To cancel or close a Purchase Order, contact upst [at] or browse the UPST Staff Directory.