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 2012 was approximately $170
million, compared with $162 million for 2011. The 2012 auctions generated
approximately $420 thousand vs approximately $652 thousand in 2011 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 auctions,
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.