Surplus Materials/Auctions

  • Marana Unified School District disposes of surplus materials and equipment on a regular basis through an online auction process. Materials and equipment consist of items which can no longer be utilized in the district or are damaged beyond repair. Items can include furniture, school equipment, facilities equipment, appliances, and more.

    Auction dates vary throughout the year. 

    Marana Unified School District has partnered with The Public Group - Public Surplus for online auction services in order be in compliance with all State of Arizona, Department of Education procurement rules, and to maximize the return on obsolete or surplus materials while minimizing our disposal costs.

    The District encourages you to regularly visit the Public Surplus Website for detailed information, to become a registered buyer, and to view a list of current auctions. 

    MUSD Standard Disclaimer Terms and Conditions


    • Inspection of auction items by appointment only as indicated in each item description.
    • MUSD may require a bid deposit.
    • Public Group – Public Processing, LLC handles all payments for MUSD 
    • Acceptable forms of payment are: Wire Transfer or Credit Card. NO CASH, CHECKS, OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
    • Payment for an awarded item must be received within five (5) business days after notice of award.
    • MUSD will charge a sales tax of 8.1%. Tax rate will be calculated at the time of bidding. Buyer shall add and include the sales tax amount when making payment.
    • Buyers Premium of 10% will be added to the final sale price with a $1 minimum charge per auction for payment collections. Premium will be visible during the bidding process and added to the total bid.
    • All sales are final. Buyer understands and aggress that the Buyer is purchasing the described property as is, where is with no warranty.
    • Public Group - Public Processing will notify buyer of receipt of payment via email.
    • Winning bidder will be responsible for pick-up of item(s) from the MUSD’s premises. Pick-up must occur within ten (10) business days after notification of award. The notice of award, payment receipt, and personal identification must be presented at time of pickup, or the item will not be released.
    • Pick-up hours by appointment only.
    • Successful bidder will be responsible for all packing and loading.

    Online Sales Terms and Conditions

    Guarantee Waiver.  All property is offered for sale as-is, where-is. Marana Unified School District makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. The Buyer is not entitled to any payment for loss of profit or any other money damages special, direct, indirect, or consequential. 

    Description Warranty.  Marana Unified School District warrants to the Buyer that the property offered for sale will conform to its description. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property. If Marana Unified School District confirms that the property does not conform to the description, Marana Unified School District will keep the property and refund any money paid. The liability of Marana Unified School District shall not exceed the actual purchase price of the property. Please note that upon removal of the property, all sales are final

    Inspection. Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Bidders must adhere to the inspection dates and times indicated in the item description or contact the person listed to schedule an inspection. 

    Consideration of Bid. Marana Unified School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.  

    Consideration of Bid from MUSD Employee or Governing Board Member. Per Arizona Administrative Code R7-2-1131, An employee of the school district or a governing board member shall not directly or indirectly purchase or agree with another person to purchase surplus property if said employee or board member is, or has been, directly or indirectly involved in the purchase, disposal, maintenance, or preparation for sale of the surplus material. 

    Notice of Award. Successful bidders will receive a Notice of Award by email from 

    Payment. Public Processing LLC, a third-party payment processing company, receives all payments for Marana Unified School District. Payment for an awarded item must be received within five (5) business days after the Notice of Award of the successful bid. 

    Payment may only be made online by credit card or by wire transfer. NO CASH, CHECKS, OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you choose to pay with a credit card, please follow the instructions below. The credit card limit per transaction is $4,000.00. For payments larger than this amount, follow the instructions listed under Wire Transfers. 

    Payment by Credit Card
    Log in to the Public Surplus site. Click on the My Stuff link and then click on the Past Bids link. Click on the description of the auction and then click on the Pay Online link located on the right hand side of the screen. Follow the steps to complete the transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you once the payment has cleared.  

    Partial Payment
    There will be NO partial payments allowed for an auction. All auctions must be paid in full according to the specified payment process. For example, you WILL NOT be able to pay partially for an auction by Credit Card and pay the remainder by another payment method, such as a wire transfer. 

    Wire Transfers
    For payments over $4,000.00, a Wire Transfer is required. If you need to do a wire transfer, please email support asking for wire instructions or request the instructions via live chat. These instructions will be emailed to you. Please follow them exactly to allow for prompt payment. 

    Pick-Up Procedures
    You will be notified upon receipt of payment. You may then contact the responsible party listed for the auction item and arrange for a mutually convenient pick-up time. You must bring to the pick-up location (1) the Notice of Award, (2) the Paid Receipt and (3) personal identification (such as a Driver License). You must present all three identification items at the scheduled pick-up, or the auction item(s) will not be released to you.

    1. If you are picking up an item for someone else, you will need to bring the Notice of Award and the Paid Receipt (photo copies are acceptable), plus a note from the designated winning bidder specifically naming you as authorized representative, along with your own personal identification. In addition, you must arrange for the winning bidder to send an e-mail from the winning bidder e-mail address used for the auction, stating that you are authorized to pick-up the item.

    Bid Deposits. Marana Unified School District may require bid deposits in order to ensure fairness to all bidders. The deposit will be reversed if no default occurs or the bidder does not win the auction. The deposit will be retained if the winning bidder defaults.

    Buyers Premium. A Buyers Premium may be added to the final sale price with a $1 minimum charge per auction to collect payment. If added, the premium will be visible during the bidding process and will be included in the payment required. 

    State/Local Sales and/or Use Tax. Marana Unified School District may collect sales tax, unless the Buyer has provided a valid tax-exempt certificate to Marana Unified School District prior to payment. If applicable, the sales tax will be visible during the bidding process and will be included in the payment specified.

    Removal. Buyer must remove auction item(s) from the Marana Unified School District premises within ten (10) business days after the time and date of issuance of the Notice of Award. If the Buyer, after making payment for an item, fails to remove the item within the specified time, the Marana Unified School District reserves the right (1) to retain all payments; and (2) to dispose of the item through another auction or otherwise. Successful bidders are responsible for packing, loading, removing and transporting of all property awarded to them from the place where the property is located as indicated on the website and in the Notice of Award. The Buyer must make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading, and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will Marana Unified School District assume responsibility for packing, loading, or transporting. For additional information, please contact the "Auction Contact" listed on the auction page.

    Vehicle Titles. Marana Unified School District will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment. Titles may be subject to any restrictions as indicated in the item description on the website. Open titles cannot be issued. Marana Unified School District will not issue replacement titles.

    Default. Default shall include (1) failure to observe these terms and conditions; (2) failure to make good and timely payment; or (3) failure to remove all items within the specified time. Default may result in termination of the bid contract and suspension from participation in all future sales until the default has been cured. If the Buyer fails in the performance of their obligations, Marana Unified School District may exercise such rights and may pursue such remedies as are provided by law.

    Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that the bidder has read, fully understood, and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Online Sales, and agrees to pay for and remove the property, if the bid is accepted, by the dates and times specified.