The Inventory Section of the Purchasing Division maintains the City-Parish fixed and movable assets inventory control, and handles public auctions for surplus City-Parish material, vehicles and equipment.
Inventory value at year end 2014 was approximately $175 million, compared with $170 million for 2013. The 2013 auctions generated approximately $852 thousand vs approximately $418 thousand in 2012 in sales. A portion of the proceeds from the auctions is retained to operate and maintain auction facilities at the East Lot.
Goals and Objectives
To improve customer satisfaction during auctions,
To continue improving the surplus storage facility,
To continue training of employees to ensure efficient operation,
To work towards improving roadway and parking at auction facility,
To continue maximizing City-Parish returns on surplus-property
To improve upon present property tagging procedures by gathering
information necessary to implement Bar Coding procedures and,
To improve on communications between departments/agencies and our
Inventory Staff to permit viewing of surplus property.