County vehicle, equipment auction goes live

LIHU‘E — The county’s annual vehicle and equipment auction is now live on its website.

To view the list of items in the auction and instructions on how to submit a bid, go to the county’s website, and click on “Bids and Proposals” and refer to 2022-SA-1.

There will be no scheduled physical inspections of the items. Photos and details of the items are provided in the bid document.

The county Department of Finance Division of Purchasing is practicing social-distancing and face-covering guidelines during payment and equipment-pickup activities.

The deadline to submit a bid is Tuesday, Oct. 12. The winning bidders will be notified on Oct. 13.

For more information, email Cienna Barretto at

Anyone needing an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Cienna Barretto at as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill them. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille and electronic copy.

  1. MisterM September 29, 2021 3:56 am Reply

    The online bid site is a complete disgrace. Almost like it was specifically deter bidders. No description. No thumbnail to show what tbe item is – no ability to view in person. Only people who could possibly bid knowledgeably are County employees and friends in the know. Hope the Mayor and Council look into this sham auction.

  2. Sam Wallace September 29, 2021 12:50 pm Reply

    I cannot agree more with MisterM… He has summed it up very well.. How can anyone have an online auction with no description, no thumbnail, and no option to view..
    We’re not in the 50’s any longer, this looks like a formality so that only certain people are able to bid knowledgeably…
    This is not appropriate, or professional, but certainly appears to be criminal…
    It appears that an investigation by an outside entity is what is needed here….

    1. Timbo September 29, 2021 8:13 pm Reply

      Must be one of those highly qualified essential county employees. My 8 yo child could have taken better pictures, provided an accurate description, and had it more organized in one day than this jabroni

  3. Don October 1, 2021 9:18 am Reply

    Understanding this is Kauai, this is hilariously documented and one must realize someone got paid to complete this task. County should have just used Craigslist or Facebook market place.

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