With almost $4 million in excess property distributed so far, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) moved its property disbursement program from the project site to the Richmond Mall in April to facilitate the program’s efficiency.
“One of the main reasons this facility was chosen was the good access,” said Gregg Howard, inventory specialist, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass. “The majority of our excess property is available to government and state entities. If the property is not disbursed through the government system, we will offer it for public auction. This building has great parking and accessibility for auctions and property pick-up.”
Some of the construction tools and equipment have been inventoried and released back to the project for maintenance. Other items such as tools, office furnishings, industrial equipment, excess construction materials, concrete forms, fencing, electrical supplies and more are being distributed through this program, said Howard. If items are not shared through the government system or fail to sell at public auction, they will go to the Blue Grass Army Depot for disposal through their scrap recycling program.
The relocation will help maximize public auction results, adding to the total amount of property being disbursed from the Blue Grass project, said Sharon Valle, government property administrator, BGCAPP.
“At this point, we have reutilized about 75 percent of materials and equipment deemed excess on this project, for a total of almost $4 million,” said Valle. “The Commonwealth and the University of Kentucky have been major recipients through this program, together claiming almost $500,000 in assets so far. We work hard to properly steward taxpayer money.”
Any funds received through the public auctions will be applied back to the project’s contract, said Valle.