The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) must at times undertake the disposal of surplus assets no longer required by the organisation.

Open and effective competition is a core philosophy in the sale of AAD surplus assets.

Essentially, AAD selling activities are visible and accessible, and they are an opportunity for organisations and members of the public to do business with the Commonwealth, as represented by the AAD.

The AAD utilises various methods of disposal depending on the type of item eg specialist equipment, and other requirements. These include, but are not limited to: public auction; tender; private treaty; trade-in; sale to other Commonwealth Government agencies; and the use of agents or brokers.

Note: The Commonwealth generally offers no warranty on the condition of the stores/assets it sells. The request for tender, auction catalogues or any other sales documentation should provide as full a description of the items as possible, specify that goods are sold ‘ex works’ or ‘as is, where is', and invite prospective buyers to inspect the goods before the sale.

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