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Purchasing & Contracting

Public Auctions

Live Public Sales

The City of San Diego continues to participate in live public auctions in conjunction with Ken Porter Auctions (KPA). KPA conducts sales twice per month at their location in Gardena, California. For a complete inventory, along with the times, dates, location information, and the terms and conditions for the sale, go to

The following are examples of auction items which may be offered for sale by the City of San Diego:

  • Autos & Pickups
  • Refuse Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Heavy Duty Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Construction Equipment
  • Trailers
  • Boats
  • Medical & Lab Equipment
  • Auto & Shop Equipment/Supplies
  • Communication Equipment
  • Landscape Equipment
  • Offsite Items

Internet Auction Sales

The City of San Diego is also participating with an internet auction company for the sale of miscellaneous surplus items. To view or participate in these sales, visit Once you are at the site, click on "Browse auctions within area." The Region to select is California, the Agency is City of San Diego. To see all items offered for sale by the City of San Diego, click on "View All Auctions for the City of San Diego."