VALDOSTA -- Acting on a recommendation from Superintendent Sam Allen, the Valdosta Board of Education declared several Transportation Department and Maintenance Department items surpluses recently.
In a memo dated Aug. 4 to Valdosta City School System Director of Purchasing Don Coakley, Charles Bonner, director of Student Services, suggested the following items be declared surplus:
1981 F-250 pickup truck
1984 F-150 pickup truck
1989 Chevrolet Caprice
1991 66-Passenger Bus
1984 International Tractor
Miscellaneous mowing equipment
"Items are declared surplus when they no longer are needed for the purpose that they were intended," Allen said.
Sometimes this process is necessary when the cost of repairing an item is proportionately greater than purchasing a new one. For example, it is more cost-effective for the school system to replace a videocassette recorder purchased six years ago for $300 than to pay $150 to repair it, he added.
These listed items are available for viewing by interested parties, and all submitted bids must be sealed, Allen continued. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any bids, he added.
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