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Comprehensive supplier sourcing, supplier technical training, execution of hosted, real-time reverse auction, generation of extensive post-auction

Large Commercial Distributor

Client Requirements:
Internet Access for purposes of posting RFQ and viewing event.

The client, having been contacted by a member of our sales department and made aware of the various features and benefits of our online
reverse auction platform, submitted a request to Orbis Online for a semi-annual purchase of copy paper to be distributed to various company

Detailed within this request for quote were specifications regarding the paper, as well as, two incumbent paper suppliers. Upon submission of client’s request and the scheduling and posting of the event, Orbis Online sourcing staff identified and sent formal invitations for suppliers to view the request online.

This resulted in the participation of seven additional paper suppliers. Orbis Online’s sourcing capabilities fostered an intensely competitive online auction event resulting in 24 percent savings versus client’s historical purchase price. After the close of the auction event, detailed and comprehensive post auction reports were made available to the client and formal notification was made to the winning supplier.

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 winning

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.


  • 24 percent savings versus client’s historical purchase price.

  • Ease and efficiency with which the auction event ran far overshadowed the time and money spent to make a purchase using traditional procurement methods.

  • This initial auction event led to several more using the real-time auction platform.

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