The Shift to Private Vendors for Surplus Vehicle Disposal
The private sector and the Internet have transformed public procurement. This article reviews the disposal and acquisition practices of U.S. states, counties and municipalities in order to understand the nature and extent of related private and
internet based solutions. Despite anecdotal evidence that large revenue gains are shifting public procurement to private auction vendors, many states did not use private vendors or internet based auctions. In an era of increasing strain on public budgets, governments should examine this potential source of additional revenues.