POSEIDON BARGE, HULL# YFNB-40, VESSEL LENGTH: 265, VESSEL BEAM: 52, VESSEL DRAFT: 3, ENGINE TYPE: DIESEL, ASBESTO TYPE: NON-FRIABLE, COAST GUARD INSPECTED: YES, THIS VESSEL WAS BUILT FOR THE NAVY IN 1945 AS A WORK BARGE. IT WAS CONVERTED FOR NASA SERVICE (APOLLO PROGRAM) AND DESIGNATED AS POSEIDON BY AVONDALE SHIPYARDS INC IN 1966. THE VESSEL PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN TRANSPORTING THE SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANKS AND WAS EVALUATED IN 2007 AS ELIGIBLE FOR LISTING ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER FOR ITS SIGNIFICANCE TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM. THE VESSEL HAS A COVERED DECK AND IS IN FAIR CONDITION FOR TRANSIT. THE LAST DRY DOCK WAS APPROXIMATELY 2000. HULL TO MAIN DECK WAS PAINTED, SOME SIDE SHELL AND BOTTOM PLATE WAS REPAIRED AND REPLACED. CORROSION PREVENTATIVE FILMS/GELS WERE APPLIED IN THE BALLAST TANKS, AND SEA VALVES WERE SERVICED IN 1997 DRY DOCK. THERE IS COMMUNICATION AMONG THE BALLAST TANKS, INDICATING WASTAGE BETWEEN SOME WATER TIGHT BULKHEADS. TOW BRIDAL INCLUDED AT BOW CONSTRUCTED IN A Y-BRIDAL CONFIGURATION MADE FROM THREE LENGTHS OF CHAIN AND A TOWING PLATE. TOW PENDANT APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET IN LENGTH. CHAIN BRIDLES APPRXIMATLEY 55 FEET IN LENGTH. THOUGH IN DIFFERING STATES OF FUNCTIONALITY ALL MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ARE INTACT INCLUDING TWO BALLAST PUMPS/ MOTORS. ANCHOR WINDLESS/ANCHOR/ANCHOR CHAIN. POTABLE WATER PUMP/MOTOR/ACCUMULATOR, SANITARY SYSTEM, A/C SYSTEM, LARGE GALLEY EQUIPMENT, WASHIER/DRYER, AND MSD. MOST OF THESE SYSTEMS WERE REPLACED OR MODIFIED IN 1980~S AND 1990~S. TYPES OF ENGINES: ONE PAIR MODEL 8-71V/150KW DETROIT DIESEL PRIME POWER GENERATOR SET. THE PORT SET IS AIR START AND THE STARBOARD SET IS ELECTRIC START. GENERATOR PARTICULARS: DELCO MODEL E-5227M4, 1800 RPM, 150KW, 60HZ, 440VAC, 3 PHASE SWITCHBOARD PARTICULARS: NON-PARALLEL, TWO 3 POLE, 150 AMP, 3 PHASE PULL OUT TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKERS. A 3 POLE, 100 AMP, 3 PHASE PULL OUT TYPE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR SHORE POWER. HOURS ON ENGINE ARE UNKNOWN BUT WERE HAULED IN 1990~S.*****THIS VESSEL REQUIRES A BID DEPOSIT OF $10,000. BID DEPOSITS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF A CASHIER~S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER AND SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO G.S.A. AND MAILED TO: GSA, 4QSCC, 401 W. PEACHTREE STREET, ATTN: TONYA DILLARD, SUITE 2600, ATLANTA, GA 30308. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR GSAAUCTIONS LOGIN NAME, SALE AND LOT NUMBER, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS. ONCE BID DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED, BID RIGHTS WILL BE ASSIGNED*****ALL BID DEPOSITS WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS FROM THE CLOSING DATE OF THE SALE. ALL BIDDERS MUST BE REGISTERED VIA GSAAUCTIONS.GOV WEBSITE*****CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE BID DEPOSIT****REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED******THE CUSTODIAN POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE BARGE IS ERIC TAYLOR AND HE CAN BE REACHED VIA PHONE AT 256-544-7137 OR VIA EMAIL AT ERIC.S.TAYLOR@NASA.GOV AND THE INSPECTION POINT OF CONTACT IS RICH HARRIS AND HE CAN BE REACHED VIA PHONE AT 228-688-3790 OR VIA EMAIL AT RICHARD.W.HARRIS@NASA.GOV*****ALL BID DEPOSITS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12 NOON ON OCTOBER 3, 2011*****
Special Inspection Information
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PLEASE CONTACT RICHARD HARRIS AT 228-688-3790 TO SCHEDULE AN
APPOINTMENT TO INSPECT THE LISTED VESSEL.
Please contact the custodian for inspection dates and times and for removal arrangements.
Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:
Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Contact: Eric Taylor
For inquiries/questions regarding payment, contact the following sales office:
GSA, FAS, 4QSCC
77 FORSYTH STREET SW
ATLANTA , GA 30303
For inquiries/questions regarding contractual issues, contact the following sales contracting officer/property disposal specialist:
Auction Description and Bidding Rules
This is an English auction. At the close of the auction, the user with the highest bid wins the auction, as long as that bid is at or above the auction's reserve price. The reserve price is the lowest price accepted for the item.
Once you submit a bid, you cannot cancel it, but you can replace it with a higher bid. When you submit a new higher bid, it replaces your previous one.
Click the Bid History link to see the bids you have submitted in this auction (My Bids).
- Current High Bid
- 337,165 USD
- Reserve Price
- Reserve Price Amount
- Bid increment
- 50 USD
- Inactivity period
- Run length
- Inactivity period for reduction of Bid Increment
- Reduction of bid increment
- Reduction of bid increment limit
- 50 USD
- Start Time
- 09/19 07:00 PM CT
- Close Time
- 10/04 09:10 PM CT
This auction will end in one of these ways:
- At the auction close time if no bids (proxy or flat) are placed within the inactivity period, or the auction is not subject to a inactivity period.
- After the inactivity period has passed without any bids (proxy or flat) being placed.
Note: "N/A" or a blank indicates that the value is not available for this auction.
How To Bid
Placing a Bid
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GSA Auctions only accepts bids in whole dollar amounts. Bids in partial dollar amounts, $150.25 for example, will not be accepted by the GSA Auctions system.
The reserve price is the minimum price that GSA Auctions is willing to accept for an item. If your maximum bid equals or exceeds the reserve price, your bid will be placed at the reserve price.
How Are Tie Bids Resolved in GSA Auctions? If a bidder places a bid with the same proxy bid amount as another bidder, the previous (first) bidder will have the current high bid since their bid was placed first. Both bids are recorded with the same amount, displaying the first bidder with the same amount as current high bid, until another bidder bids higher.
Competing Proxy Limits
When two proxy bids compete, the greater of the two proxy limits always wins. If the greater proxy limit exceeds the lesser proxy limit by the bid increment, then a bid equal to the lesser proxy limit plus the bid increment will be placed. If the greater proxy limit does not exceed the lesser proxy limit by the bid increment, then the greater proxy limit's maximum bid will be placed.
Increasing Your Maximum Bid
You can increase your maximum bid if you are currently the winner in an auction. To increase your maximum bid, enter an amount greater than your current maximum bid. Increasing your bid will not increase your current high bid.
Decreasing Your Maximum Bid
You can decrease your maximum bid if you are currently the winner in an auction. To decrease your maximum bid, enter an amount less than your current maximum bid. You cannot decrease your bid below the minimum bid price.
Maximum Bid / Proxy Bid
Your maximum bid or proxy bid, submits bids on your behalf. You specify the maximum price you are willing to pay. If you are outbid, the system submits a replacement bid at a higher price to keep you in the auction. It will bid as much as your maximum bid but no more.
Your maximum price is not shown to any other bidders.
If the system reaches your maximum bid limit, it stops bidding for you. Submit another bid if you want to continue bidding.
Winning & Trading
The highest bid at the close of the auction wins.
If your bid is lower than the reserve price, you will not win the auction.
Reduction of Bid Increment Notes
The reduction of bid increment happens when there is no bid activity within a specified time for an auction. The system will decrease the incremental bid amount by a percentage upto a limit based on template codes designed for this purpose. All auctions are not subject to the reduction of bid increment rule. Here's an example: A bid increment is set at $25.00 for an auction. A No-Bid-Period has been set for 2 days at a reduction rate of 10 percent and a reduction limit of $20.00. After 2 full days of inactivity for the auction, the bid increment will be reduced by 10 percent now making the current bid increment $22.00. 10 percent of $25.00 = $2.50 rounded to the nearest dollar $3.00. The reduction is repeated for multiple inactivity periods until the reduction limit is reached or auction closes.
Note: When "Compatible" bidding occurs (two or more bids of the same amount are submitted), the "high bid" is determined by GSA Auctions system's evaluation, based on the time of submission and/or by proxy.
To enhance bidder privacy, and protect GSA Auctions users from fraudulent emails, GSA Auctions has changed how User IDs are displayed on the bid history page. Only you can view your User ID, all other members will see anonymous user IDs, such as Bidder*.
As of February 14, 2009 bidders will be assigned the actual bidder number for the sale/lot based on when they placed their bid, if you are the first bidder for this sale you will see Bidder#1, if you are the second bidder you will see Bidder#2.
Bidders in the Auction (Current top 10 bidders)
| Bidder#3 (Current High Bid)
|| 337,165 USD
||10/04/2011 08:50:58 PM CT
|| 335,716 USD
||10/04/2011 08:45:18 PM CT
|| 313,100 USD
||10/04/2011 07:33:33 PM CT
|| 175,407 USD
||10/04/2011 04:24:07 PM CT
|| 50,063 USD
||09/29/2011 08:38:35 AM CT
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(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.