Purchasing

Our open, fair and transparent procurement practices ensure that we acquire the best value in goods and services while following the highest standards of ethical conduct.

We make all of our purchases in accordance with our Purchasing Policies and Procedures, which cover the acquisition of all goods, services and construction project.

View our policies and procedures:

Sale of surplus goods by online auction

As goods are declared surplus to the needs of Northumberland County, we may post them for sale on the public online auction site GovDeals, depending on the nature of the item. Once you create an account on the user-friendly website, you will have access to not only surplus items in Northumberland County but to all surplus items that GovDeals has for auction on their website.

In general, the site includes a photo and description of the item. The items are sold “as is, where is”, meaning that it is the bidder's responsibility to ensure the condition and specifications of the goods meet their needs before placing a bid. Please note that by placing a bid, you are making a contract between yourself and the seller. Once you place a bid, you may not retract it.

If you win an auction, you make an online payment to GovDeals. HST and a buyer's premium will be added to the price of the winning bid. You must pay for the item within five business days of the auction ending and arrange to pick up the item within 10 business days.

GovDeals runs the website but the items remain in Northumberland County during the auction and are available for inspection while they are up for auction. Some items may have a reserve bid (minimum price). If the reserve bid is not met, the County reserves the right to withdraw the offer to sell. At any time prior to the auction closing, Northumberland County reserves the right to suspend or cancel the offer to sell the posted item.

For further details, visit the GovDeals online auction site.