How do you do a reverse auction?

How do you do a reverse auction?

Here are some ways to implement one of the best strategic sourcing best practices: running an effective reverse auction.

  1. Study the marketplace.
  2. Be specific.
  3. Set supplier expectations.
  4. Resist temptation to skip the auction.
  5. Sell the benefits.
  6. Do a pre-bid.
  7. Go over logistics.
  8. Allow for last minute extensions.

When should you not use a reverse auction?

A reverse auction also may not be effective if the organization that is purchasing the products is the largest purchaser of the item on the market or if there is only one or two major suppliers. In these situations, the power of competitive bidding, and consequently the use of reverse auctions is greatly diminished.

How effective is reverse auction?

E-procurement Many reverse auction software companies or service providers report an average price reduction of 18–20 percent following the initial auction’s completion. The buyer may award the contract to the seller who bid the lowest price.

Why would suppliers favor reverse auctions?

Suppliers often favor reverse auctions because they give them a chance to capture business that they might not have otherwise had, perhaps because of a long-standing purchase relationship between the buyer and another supplier.

What is electronic reverse auction?

electronic reverse auction or “eAuction” means a procurement tool using web-based software that allows potential suppliers to compete online and in ‘real time’, providing prices for the goods/services under auction; Sample 1.

Who is likely to win in a reverse auction?

In a reverse auction, sellers compete with one another to win the business of the buyer. Unlike a traditional auction where buyers are competing to purchase goods and prices go up, in reverse auctions, prices tend to decrease as sellers aim to win over their buyer with the best price they can offer.

Why do reverse auctions fail?

Unclear bidding requirements Not being clear about the bidding requirements for a reverse auction is one of the biggest reasons for a failed auction event. Instead of providing vague terms for the event, be very precise in defining the requirements of the items/services you’re planning to procure.

How do online reverse auctions work?

The reverse auction is conducted online over the internet. Using specialised software, suppliers submit successively lower bids during a scheduled time period. The supplier with the lowest price wins the reverse auction.

Why are reverse auctions so controversial?

In a reverse auction, suppliers compete for the buyer’s business by underbidding one another. This increased competition among the supply base ought to lead to lower prices for buyers, although it also runs the risk of undermining a supplier relationship that has taken time and effort to build.

How do reverse auctions identify which bids to accept?

The supplier with the lowest price wins the reverse auction. A particular feature is that as suppliers are lowering their bids their rankings/pricing may be revealed (see below). However, their identity is not revealed and all suppliers receive the same information at the same time.

What is reverse auction (buyer) software?

Reverse Auction (Buyer) Software Feature Provides market transparency which reveals the true market price of the service or product. The software reduces human-prone error since the entire process is automated. The ability to run preliminary price rounds and the ease of online editing help narrow down on errors before the auction commences.

How can reverse auctions improve price compression?

Reverse Auction Software Reverse auctionscan bring about huge success if executed along with a well-defined e-Sourcing process. Online auction events must be executed with careful thought and planning in order to achieve double-digit price compression. ProcurePort’s online auction software is delivered via the cloudas a SAAS solution.

What are the benefits of E reverse auction?

There are many benefits of e reverse auction as listed below: 1 Save time in collecting bids from suppliers 2 Increased transparency in the bidding process; improving supplier relationships 3 Cost savings ranging from 18% to 40% 4 Increased compliance and Data security provided by reverse auction companies

What are the best practices for reverse auctions?

Online reverse auction sites such as the one provided by ProcurePort can be used to conduct various auction types. Reverse auction best practices consist of the following steps: Conduct a Spend Analysis of your current Indirect Procurement Spend.