Legal Notices


BATA Sealed Bid Auction


BUSES FOR SALE - It is the intent of Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) to conduct a sealed bid auction of 12 used vehicles beginning on October 8th , 2019. The units being sold are Cutaway buses: #7, #14, #17, #35, #36, #38, #42, #44, a transit body style bus: #48, van: #70 & Sprinters: #26 & #74.


The vehicles will be available for inspection during the following dates and times;

October 8th – 10th and October 15th – 17th, during the hours of 11:00am to 4:00pm only.


Vehicles will be on display for inspection at 3100 Cass Rd., Traverse City, MI. Please visit Bata’s main facility at the SW corner of Cass and S Airport Rd.’s for additional information, you may also contact BATA’s Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Manager, Kurt Braun at 231-933-5547, or Service Coordinator, Stosh Horton at 933-5535.  A condition report is available on request, all vehicles are sold in “as is condition” with no warranties written, expressed or implied.


Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 pm Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 and can be mailed or hand delivered to 3233 Cass Rd Traverse City, MI 49684 C/O: Kurt Braun, or emailed to . Bids will be opened Wednesday October 23rd,2019. Notification will be completed by 5pm Thursday October 24th, 2019. Each vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder.


Removal of the vehicles must be completed between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm no later than Wednesday October 30th. Payment in the form of a cashier’s check is due at the time of pickup and all transactions must be completed by 3:00pm October 30th,2019.


BATA reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive irregularities, and to accept the bid that in BATA’s opinion is in the best interest of the organization.


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Updated: 10.02.19