Enhancing Business Through Reverse Auctions

Report
Enhancing
Business Through
Reverse Auctions
Glenn Richardson
GovConNet Member Meeting
November 14, 2012
Reverse Auction
What is a Reverse Auction?
“A real-time online competitive bidding
event where the buyer sends out a
request for quotation and suppliers bid on
the business, decreasing their selling
prices until optimally a true market price
has been reached.”
-- Dr. Tobias Schoenherr
What is a Reverse Auction?
“A type of e-auction that is conducted online,
in real-time, between a single buying
organization and pre-qualified suppliers.
Suppliers compete in presenting bids to the
buyer… whose specifications for design,
quality, delivery, and related terms and
conditions have been clearly defined.”
-- Institute for Supply Management
Simply Put…
RA’s are auctions that enable sellers to bid
down prices for their goods and services.
Reverse Auction: Advantages…
• For Buyers
• Increased small business utilization
• Optimized efficiencies
• Realized savings
• Documented results
• Compliant
Reverse Auction: Advantages…
• For Sellers
• Access
• Accessibility
• Real opportunities
• Transparency
• Standardization
RA’s in Public Sector – Additional
Benefits
• Determine supplier selection without
rounds of negotiations
• Disseminate information easily
• Reduce inventory levels/costs due to
quicker cycle times
• Enhance transparency
Public Sector Drivers: Why RA’s?
• Budgetary and staffing challenges
• A push for openness
• Advancements in technology
DepSecDef Ashton Carter: “Doing
More Without More”
Goals
Target Affordability and Control Cost Growth
Incentivize Productivity & Innovation in Industry
Promote Real Competition
Improve Tradecraft in Services Acquisition
Reduce Non-Productive Processes and Bureaucracy
Reverse Auctions
Who uses Reverse Auctions?
Partial List of RA Providers in Public
Sector
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Ariba
BidSync
eBridge
Exostar
FedBid
iASTA
OnDemand Sourcing
Sorcity
Fed·Bid Mar·ket·place
/fed/ /bid/ /ˈmärkətˌplās/
Noun:
1. The online portal where government buyers
go to procure commodity products and simple
services
2. A managed network of 50,000+ qualified
sellers - and growing
3. A Reverse Auction Model that makes real
time competition possible.
Synonyms: innovative. simplified. effective. proven.
The Reverse Auction Process
Buyer Posts
Requirement
Reverse Auction
Initiated
Sellers Bid Down
Price During Auction
Buyer Evaluates Offers
and Makes Award
Decision
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FedBid Opportunities
Agency Buy Statistics
Buy Metrics
Number of Buys
Total Dollars Awarded
Average Buy Size
2011
20,321
$1.2B
$66,283
Dollars to Small Businesses
79%
Dollars to VSOB
15%
Dollars to SDVOSB
10%
Maximizing Small Business Utilization
US Army Example: FedBid Awards under SAT ($3k to $150k)
Small Business
$102,905,401
85%
85.54%
85.54%
15%
Large
Business
$18,484,306
How Can I Get Access?
• Register
– www.FedBid.com
– Cage Code & DUNs
• Setup Profile
– Buy view preferences
– Email Preferences
• Bid
– Find a Buy
– Place your Bid
• Lead/Lag
• Rebid if you choose
Reverse Auctions…The Future
“Reverse auctions have a become a best
practice for procurement across the corporate
landscape, not as a way to squeeze suppliers
to reduce costs, but as a way to automate the
negotiation process… For both sides of the
procurement equation, reverse auctions today
offer a streamlined way to communicate and
collaborate …”
-- Dr. David C. Wyld
Discussion/Q&A
For Further Information
Glenn Richardson
[email protected]
(202) 320-9762
Zach Ennis
[email protected]
(703) 839-7005

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