United States Tonto National Forest
Department of 2324 E. McDowell Rd.
Agriculture Phoenix, Arizona 85006
Southwest Region (602) 225-5200
For Immediate Release Contact: Angela La Monica, 1-888-472-5263),
June 5, 2006 Colleen Madrid, 480-595-3300
Sale briefing slated for national forest land sale
Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 5, 2006) – The U.S. General Services
Administration (GSA) has announced the upcoming auction of
approximately 17 acres of Forest Service land on the Cave Creek
Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, located at the intersection
of Cave Creek Road and Bartlett Dam Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The online auction is tentatively scheduled for June 20, 2006.
A sales briefing has been scheduled for June 8 from 8 to 11 a.m.
at the Cave Creek Ranger District Work Center Conference Room,
located behind the main ranger district office building, 40202 N.
Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85262.
Property information, including an area map, may be downloaded
www.propertydisposal.gsa.gov. The property can be accessed at
other times by calling the ranger station and making an appointment:
The sale will be managed through an Internet online auction and
by initial written bids by mail. The property will be offered as
four separate sale parcels: Parcel A: approximately 4.98 acres;
Parcel B: approximately 9.4 acres; Parcel C: approximately 2.8
acres; and Parcel D, which is the three parcels combined (A, B and
C) of approximately 17 acres
Interested parties can register to participate in the sale and
may do so as long as the auction(s) remain open. Interested parties
should obtain an Invitation for Bids (IFB) at
www.propertydisposal.gsa.gov or by contacting GSA at
1-888-GSA-LAND (1-888-472-5263), ext. 3430.
The IFB provides a description of the property, the requirements
for auction participation including the terms of sale, the amount of
the required registration deposit, and instructions on "how to bid"
online at www.auctionrp.com,
GSA’s online auction website.
Bidders who have completed the auction registration process by
providing the appropriate registration deposit with GSA will be able
to bid on the Cave Creek Administrative Site using a bidder ID
number and bidder established password. GSA is conducting the sale
of the Cave Creek Administrative Site on behalf of the USDA Forest
The closing of the auction utilizes a "soft close" feature where
if a bid is received on the date established and before the time
specified the auction will roll over to the next business day under
the same terms.
The auction will continue as long as new increased bids are
received. If a bid is not received the auction will close on that
business day at the time specified. This "call for final bids"
procedure is outlined in the Invitation for Bids (IFB).
"Once the call for final bids is announced, the actual closing of
the auction is really determined by the bidders," said Angela La
Monica, GSA project manager of the auction. "As long as we get
higher bids each business day the auction will continue.
This procedure gives bidders ample time to assess their bidding
strategy, allows new participants to join the auction, and is
designed to establish the true market value of the property based on
the bidding activity of educated buyers."