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Our resources incorporate over a decade's worth of our consultancy experience in strategic sourcing and online auctions and are designed to help you throughout the auction process. The guides and tutorials are completely free to download, although you must sign up to download them.

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Guides and templates to get you started *

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Hosts

Process Guides

Hosts Process Guide
Do's, Dont's and Not Allowed

Category Selection Guides

How To Pick Your Category
Category Evaluation Questionnaire
Category Examples

Online Negotiation Event Templates

Non-Disclosure Agreement
Multi Line Item Bid Sheet Template
Logistics Delivery Profile Template
Request For Participation Brief
Request For Participation Checklist
Request For Participation Template
Request For Participation Completed Example
Participant Bidding Guide
Bidding in Multiple Currencies
Participant Upload Template for New Events
Participant Upload Template for Groups
Host Upload Template for Groups
Lot Upload Template

Sourcing Guides

Participant Sourcing
How to Enrol Participants

Guides for Alternative Negotiation Approaches

Face-to-Face Negotiation Strategy
Strategic Price Negotiation

Participants

Process Guides

Participants Process Guide
Psychology of Online Negotiation Events

 

Both Host & Participant

Miscellaneous

Jargon
Myths of Online Negotiation Events
The Full Process Flow

CIPS / University of the West of England Research

There is some great research from Bristol Business
School in association with The Chartered Institute
of Purchasing and Supply that can be found here.

i-Adapt report- A suppliers perspective on e-Auctions
I-Source - Adoption of e-Sourcing tools
CIPS Presentation - e-Auctions in Industry
E-Auctions Software: A Case Study of a Niche Provider in a ‘Mature’ Market.

Other

Aberdeen Group Research – Advanced Sourcing 2012
Andomise Breakfast Event – 30th May 2012
eWorld Presentation – 4th March 2014
eWorld Presentation – 24th Sept 2014

Video tutorials to help you get started

Hosts

Creating a new sourcing event

Signing Up
Creating the Event and Event Settings
Creating questionnaires
Creating Lots
Creating advanced Lots
Uploading documents
Crediting an Event & our Pricing
Inviting Participants

Managing a Current Event

Managing Participants
Making Edits
Managing and scoring questionnaires
Managing documents
Using the Message Board
Managing RFQ or Qualification Bids
Progressing an RFQ to an Auction
Managing an e-Auction
Managing an event with advanced lots

Admin

Customising the software in Admin
Managing your organisation with User Hierarchy
Creating a Portal

Sandpit

Working in the sandpit

Participants

Accepting an Invitation

Progressing an invitation e-mail
Managing invitations
Dashboard and Profile

Progressing through an event

Navigating a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
Navigating a normal questionnaire
Placing bids (in a Request for Quotation)
Placing bids in an advanced lot
Using the Document tab
Using the Message Board
Taking part in an e-Auction
Bidding in a Japanese e-Auction
Using a Bid Template
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