Home Sale / Sealed Bid Request

 City of Minot Requests for Sealed Bids

The City of Minot, North Dakota is requesting sealed bids for structures, to include homes, for sale that were purchased by the City within the footprint of the flood control project.

Structures will be sold as-is with no guarantee or warranty to their condition or soundness. Those designated with “**” have lead-based paint or asbestos hazard information available.

Each bid must include a five (5) percent bid bond in a separate envelope attached to the bid envelope. Acceptable will be cashier checks, bidder bond, or cash. Any outstanding balance must be paid within fifteen (15) days of highest bid award.

Land is not included as part of this auction. Structures must be removed and relocated outside the 2011 flood inundation area at winning bidder’s expense. Winning bidder must provide destination address, obtain any necessary moving permits and coordinate removal plan through City of Minot property maintenance within thirty (30) days of bid opening. Debris and/or damage created by structure removal shall be the winning bidder’s responsibility. For safety concerns, structures must remain in-place until after May 1, 2021 and then have 60 days to remove. Exceptions require City approval. Any desired winterizing must be performed by winning bidder at their own expense. The City reserves the right to demolish structures left in place beyond the deadline. Demolition of basement/slab is City responsibility.

All structures moved must follow jurisdictional ordinances and zoning codes in place at the permanent location of the structure. Structures remaining in the City of Minot’s jurisdictional boundaries require a certificate of occupancy be issued within six (6) months of bid.

The following is a list of structures available to the highest bidder. Detached garages and sheds are considered separate items that require an independent bid from the home structure. Home and commercial-type structures have a minimum bid based on availability and assessed tax value. Sheds and garages have no minimum bid price.

Address Minimum Bid/Assessed Value
1624 Burdick Expy E – house        $14,400/$96,000
1527 Burdick Expy E – house        $19,500/$130,000
1527 Burdick Expy E – garage      no minimum
1527 Burdick Expy E – shed          no minimum
1520 Burdick Expy E – house        $18,450/$123,000
1520 Burdick Expy E – garage      no minimum
1520 Burdick Expy E – shed        no minimum
1416 1st Ave SE – house                $17,100/$114,000
1412 1st Ave SE – house                $19,800/$132,000
1404 1st Ave SE – house                  $13,350/$89,000

Structures will be open and available to view on Thursday November 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM to noon. City staff will not be present at all structures. This will be the only viewing opportunity.

All envelopes must be sealed, and the face of the envelope shall be clearly marked “City Property for Sale” with the address of the structure being bid on. Any bidder may bid on more than one structure, however only one bid may be submitted per envelope and a separate performance bond is required for each structure. All bids must be submitted as follows:

Attn: Finance Department
City of Minot
P.O. Box 5006 
Minot, ND 58702

Or hand delivered to: 515 2nd Ave SW
Second Floor
Minot, ND 58701

Bids will be opened on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (515 2nd Ave SW, Minot, North Dakota). Any bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened.

The City of Minot reserves, to itself, the right to reject any or all bids.

Questions should be addressed to Technical Support Specialist at 701-837-3637.

The City of Minot promotes fair housing and makes all programs available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.