Property Sales & Auctions
University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment approximately four times a year. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8:00 am and the auction will begin at 9:00 am.
Auctions are held on the east side of:
University of Colorado Boulder
3300 Walnut Street, Unit B
Boulder, CO 80301
Thursdays before the auction is set aside specifically for CU-Boulder departmental viewing only. To best serve our campus, we want to give UCB departments a chance to acquire surplus items before they go on sale to the public. Preview times for CU-Boulder departments are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Fridays before the auction is set aside for a public preview of items from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Items may not be purchased at this time.
State of Colorado (including CU) employees are welcome to participate in our live auction as well as ongoing on-line auctions through web-sites such as www.govdeals.com, www.labx.com and www.publicsurplus.com. State of Colorado employees will be required to sign a non-conflict of interest certification stating that they were involved with neither the original procurement nor the decision to dispose of the item(s) purchased at CU-Boulder’s public auction.
The listing of items currently in inventory can be viewed here a month before each auction.
Some items listed may not be available at time of auction due to departmental retention, timing, logistical, or other reasons. Please note that all item descriptions are provided by CU-Boulder departments and as such Property Services is unable to guarantee verification of each description. This listing has been provided for informational purposes only and does not reflect the order that the items will be sold.
All items won at auction must be purchased and removed from the premises by purchaser on the day of auction. Items cannot be held over for pick-up without making special arrangements with Property Services’ staff.
We do not provide access to dumpsters or trash roll-offs for the disposal of unwanted items. The legal and proper disposal of any purchased item is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
The University of Colorado strongly encourages and supports the appropriate disposal of unwanted/unusable electronic items and will, upon request, provide information on known recycling/reclamation organizations.
Please contact Jack Brubaker at (303) 492-7207or Jack.Brubaker@Colorado.edu with any questions about the auction or property disposal information.
Purchase of Surplus Property by University Employees
State of Colorado (including CU) employees are welcome to purchase surplus property directly from Property Services. State of Colorado (including CU) employees are also welcome to participate in our live auctions and on-line auctions through web-sites such as www.govdeals.com, www.labx.com and www.publicsurplus.com. State of Colorado employees will be required to sign a non-conflict of interest certification stating that they were involved with neither the original procurement nor the decision to dispose of the item(s) purchased at CU-Boulder’s public auction.
Property Services will assist departments in selling high-end electronics and/or lab equipment through various internet auction sites. Departments will receive a percentage of the revenues made from internet sales. Please contact Steve Marvel (303-492-1120) to arrange for your internet sale of high-end surplus equipment.
The percentage of revenue back to departments is based on the following thresholds:
0 To $999.99
CU Departments keep 51% of revenue
$1,000 To $4,999.99
CU Departments keep 78% of revenue
$5,000 To $9,999.99
CU Departments keep 85.5% of revenue
$10,000 To $24,999.99
CU Departments keep 88.5% of revenue
$25,000 and up
CU Departments keep 90.5% of revenue
Property Services' percentage of internet sales revenues covers labor, handling, research for fair market value, listing fees, etc.
How to Request a Service
Contact Jack Brubaker at 303-492-7207 or Jack.Brubaker@colorado.edu.