CASE STUDY I:
Comprehensive supplier sourcing, supplier technical training, execution
of hosted, real-time reverse auction, generation of extensive post-auction
Large Government Entity
Internet Access for purposes of posting RFQ and viewing event.
A large city government entity spent several months gathering pricing
for a large purchase of desktop personal computers. Internal sourcing
and negotiating resulted in a minimal cost savings versus the historical
Upon closely examining the dynamic pricing model of Orbis Online, this
government entity submitted a request for quote (RFQ) for this computer
purchase. This enabled Orbis Online to source new suppliers, train these
suppliers as to the functionality of their auction platform and facilitate
a real-time reverse auction event. The result was a highly competitive
online reverse auction event rendering a total of 104 supplier bids.
The two hour and thirty minute event resulted in a 32 percent savings
current supplier cost.
Detailed post-auction reports were made available to the client immediately
after the event. The client reviewed these reports, as well as the technical
solutions of each supplier, and formal notification was made to the
A highly effective, hosted real-time auction package consisting of sourcing,
state-of-the-art auction technology and in-depth reports detailing every
action taken during the event.
Client realized the convenience, effectiveness and impact of an Orbis
Online hosted real-time auction event. Both time and money were saved
compared to traditional procurement practices.
- 32 percent savings versus historical purchase price using Orbis
Onlines dynamic pricing model.
- Client saw the value of using Orbis Onlines auction platform
with respect to time and money.
- Client has approved more purchases to be made using this dynamic
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