WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT), a global solution provider in the reverse supply chain with the world’s largest marketplace for business surplus, today announced the preliminary results of the live auction bidding event held by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on March 2, 2016 to purchase, manage and sell scrap assets of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Liquidity Services placed the winning bid equal to 64.5% of its gross resale proceeds that will be returned to the government. The new scrap contract with the DLA has a base term of three years with two one-year options to extend. The Company will provide further details following contract award.
About Liquidity Services
Liquidity Services is a global solution provider in the reverse supply chain with the world's largest marketplace for business surplus. The company partners with global Fortune 1000 corporations, middle market companies, and government agencies to intelligently transform surplus assets and inventory from a burden into a liquid opportunity that fuels the achievement of strategic goals. The company's superior service, unmatched scale and ability to deliver results enable it to forge trusted, long-term relationships with over 8,000 clients worldwide. With nearly $6 billion in completed transactions, and approximately three million buyers in almost 200 countries and territories, the company is the proven leader in delivering smart surplus solutions. To learn more about Liquidity Services, please visit LiquidityServices.com.
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