City Auctions

The Robinson City Council authorizes the disposal of all surplus, forfeited, and confiscated property for the City of Robinson. Goods are disposed of through the services of a contracted auctioneer.

The preferred method of disposal is on-line public auction. All surplus item disposals will be announced on this web page and periodically on additional city communication channels.

Current online auction(s) for surplus City of Robinson equipment and vehicles:

Rene Bates Auctioneers, Inc.

Auction Schedule(s)

Begins: June 2, 2020, at 12 p.m. CDT
Ends: June 16, 2020, at 12 p.m. CDT

View Items – Bidder’s Instructions; Item information, photos; Item location/review dates; payment; and pick-up.

For additional information regarding any City of Robinson’s auctions, contact the Lt. T.A. O’Connor at (254) 662-0525 or t.oconnor@robinsontexas.org. The City of Robinson reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any and all informalities.

Vendor Selection for Auction

Vendor selection to carry out an auction on behalf of the city is based on the City of Robinson’s purchasing policy. The policy requires purchases over $3,000 and under $50,000 to get at least 3 quotes. If a city is obtaining bids between $3,000 and $50,000, state law requires local government to contact at least 2 historically underutilized businesses. 

The penalties for violating state purchasing laws can be found by clicking here and scrolling down to Subchapter D: Enforcement.