- A Bidder that submits a Winning Bid is irrevocably obligated to
purchase the property for which a Winning Bid was submitted. This Winning
Bid will be binding and may not be rescinded or revoked. A bid is not a
Winning Bid until the auction of that property closes.
- Prior to bidding, a Bidder must register and submit deposit funds to Grant
Street Group in the amount to be established by the County prior to each sale.
In the event a Bidder wins a property, funds shall be applied from the Bidder's
deposit to the sale price immediately after the auction closes.
- The balance of payment plus any documentary transfer fees due from the
Winning Bidder must be received by the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector
within five (5) business days. In the event the highest Bidder on the auction
fails to comply with the settlement requirements, then that Bidder's deposit
shall be forfeited to the County.
- If for any reason a Bidder is disconnected from the auction website
during an auction after having submitted a Winning Bid, such Winning Bid
shall be valid and binding upon that Bidder.
- Grant Street Group and the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector will not
accept any bid that generates an error message until the error is corrected
and that bid is resubmitted.
- By participating in the auction, each Bidder accepts, and agrees to
abide by, all terms and conditions, and bidder qualifications specified on
the auction website, related to the auction in which the Bidder
- Only registered Bidders that abide by the bidder qualifications on the
site may submit bids. Grant Street Group and the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector
reserve the right to deny access to the auction website to any
Bidder, whether registered or not, at any time and for any reason
whatsoever, in their sole and absolute discretion.
- A Bidder is responsible for protecting their password and User ID.
Neither Grant Street Group nor the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector are
responsible for protecting the confidentiality of a Bidder's password.
- A Bidder who submits a bid by clicking the "Submit" button must
confirm the bid by reviewing the confirmation dialogue box and then
clicking the "Confirm" button to confirm. In general, once a Bidder has
submitted and confirmed a bid, the bid will be binding and may not be
rescinded or revoked.
- If any bidder becomes a leading bidder within two (2)
minutes prior to the scheduled close time, then the close time will be
automatically extended for two (2) minutes from the
time such new leading bid was received by the auction website. The close
time will continue to be extended, indefinitely, until the leading bidder
remains the leading bidder for at least two (2)
- KERN COUNTY AND THE KERN COUNTY TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR AND
THEIR AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS,
ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO
USE, THIS WEB PORTAL, ANY COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, MATERIALS OR SERVICES
OFFERED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEB PORTAL, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT,
TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF KERN COUNTY AND
THE KERN COUNTY TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR AND / OR THEIR AUTHORIZED AGENTS OR
EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. Kern
County and the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector and their authorized
agents and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in
whole, or in part, by their actions, omission, or contingencies beyond
their control, including in procuring, compiling, or delivering the web
portal, the internet access or website, the software or hardware associated
with the web portal.