About Auctions By Gov™

Auctions By Gov™ is operated by AssetNation, Inc., a member of the Ritchie Bros. group of companies in association with Penton, a leading business-to-business publishing and data services company.  We provide a secure, well-regulated online marketplace where governments and public agencies sell surplus assets and confiscated goods.  

Our mission is to deliver unequaled value, safety and convenience to our selling agencies and the purchasing public.  Designed with government sellers in mind, we have the flexibility to meet the requirements and regulations of many different types of selling agencies.
The vehicles and construction equipment for sale on Auctions By Gov™ are also automatically listed on Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne,™ dramatically increasing the number of qualified buyers who will see and bid on these assets.  Further exposure to active buyers comes from promotion and advertising provided Penton’s many business websites and magazines such as Fleet Owner, Waste Age and Contractor Magazine.  


About Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne™

Launched in 2013, Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne is a secure online marketplace designed for people who prefer to buy and sell equipment privately—and need a fair, easy and safe place to do it.  

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers™, the parent company of EquipmentOne™ is the world’s largest seller of used equipment.   Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the company has more than 40 auction sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.


About AssetNation™

AssetNation is a leading online marketplace and solutions provider for surplus and salvage assets and equipment.  Purchased by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in 2012, AssetNation provides the technology and customer support for Auctions By Gov., Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne and SalvageSale.com.  For more than 12 years, the support team at AssetNation has helped thousands of sellers and buyers complete the sale of assets ranging from modest items to capital equipment with multi-million dollar closing prices.  Since the beginning, working with government sellers, year in and year out, has been a core part of our business, as our many satisfied clients will attest.  


About Penton™

Penton is a business-to-business information services company.  Our leading brands are tailored to the needs of our audience, taking many forms – web content, print publications, live events and data services. More than six million professionals rely on Penton products for the information needed to compete, and the connections needed to succeed.  For more on our many media properties and services visit www.penton.com.