Item Information


Sale-Lot Number:
City, State:
Benicia, CA
Current Bid:
150,000 USD
Close Time:
07/01 07:10 PM CT (Closed)
Time Remaining:



***Updated Attachments 6/25/2020***One lot of 16 Equitable Seabee Barges, models: LY-901, LY-803, LY-216, LY-209, LY-199, LY-186, LY-156, LY-146, LY-132, LY-30, LY- 127, LY-125, LY-102, LY-98, LY-81, LY-79. Vessels are constructed with all welded steel, straight double skin sides, a boxed bow, stern, a flat bottom, a flush deck and a single cargo hold with hatch coaming and covers. The barges were built to rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The barge does not have any polychlorinated biphenyls or asbestos, but does contain lead paint. Please see attached survey document. It is strongly recommended that bidder inspects and survey barges prior to bid. Please contact Jeff Siragusa at (707) 747-7840 to schedule inspection. Inspections are only available Monday-Friday, 7:30AM to 4:30PM. All bidders are required to have temperature checked on site, Govt. issued ID, and wear a mask to enter location. If no mask, one will be provided. Condition is used, parts may be missing, and repairs are required. The successful bidder will be required to remove all barges at the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Benicia, CA within forty-five (45) days of the close of the auction. This supersedes the existing terms and condition of the 10 day removal time frame.**The winning bidder must comply with all regulations established by CA State Law as listed on Winning bidder is responsible to send Lead Paint Statement of Intent within 24 hours to: or fax to 202-692-3222, Award will not be made until form is received. ** MULTI ITEMS

Additional Documents

Barge Repairs Listing
Lead Paint Statement of Intent
SeaBee Drawing General Characteristics
Seabee Drawing
Barge Detail Descriptions

Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location Information:




Inspection and Removal Information:

Property Location and inquiries/questions regarding property inspection and/or removal:

Dot Maritime Administration
Suisan Bay Reserve Fleet
2595 Lake Herman Road
Benicia, CA 94510

Contact: Jeff Siragusa
Phone: 707-745-0487
Fax: 999-999-9999

For inquiries/questions regarding contractual issues, contact the following sales contracting officer/property disposal specialist:

Janessa Bedell
Phone: 404-215-6757

For inquiries/questions regarding payments ONLY, see the Payment and Removal section of the FAQ's located at the top right of this page OR refer to the contact information provided on your notice of award email.

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).

Auction Properties

Current High Bid
150,000 USD
Reserve Price
Reserve Price Amount
Bid increment
250 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
06/16 05:00 PM CT
Close Time
07/01 07:10 PM CT

Closing Rules:

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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Reserve Price

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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

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Decreasing Your Maximum Bid

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Maximum Bid / Proxy Bid

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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 Bid Amount Date-Time
Bidder#6 (Current High Bid) 150,000 USD 07/01/2020 06:50:33 PM CT
Bidder#4 150,000 USD 07/01/2020 06:41:26 PM CT
Bidder#5 90,500 USD 07/01/2020 06:07:25 PM CT
Bidder#2 60,500 USD 07/01/2020 05:28:16 PM CT
Bidder#8 7,000 USD 07/01/2020 10:25:06 AM CT
Bidder#7 6,250 USD 06/29/2020 05:56:58 PM CT
Bidder#3 4,500 USD 06/27/2020 02:14:27 PM CT
Bidder#1 1,000 USD 06/17/2020 03:53:35 PM CT

Your Bids

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(*) Possible Extension. See Bidding Rules.