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eAuction programme

Our eAuction programme has been specifically designed to address the Government’s requirements for the centralised procurement of commoditised goods and services.

It will help you deliver real savings using a well proven procurement technique based on secure internet-based technology, which will deliver cashable cost reductions quickly, whilst protecting quality and service levels.

eAuctions are an ideal procurement route where the aggregation of volumes can affect market prices and greatly reduce the purchase price for buyers.

Our programme is fully managed and funded by Government Procurement Service, with a dedicated and experienced eAuction delivery team and expert category advice and guidance to help you along the way.

Changes to the eAuction programme

The approach that we’ve adopted in the past has been to provisionally schedule eAuctions in various categories and publish this schedule as a calendar of events.

Although this has delivered over £33.6m of savings for over 160 organisations in the last financial year, our customers have told us that operating a more flexible programme should deliver even more benefits.

In response to this, whilst we will still have a programme of regular eAuctions in some categories, we will not be publishing a calendar of events for the year ahead. Instead, we want to retain the flexibility to respond to the specific needs of our customers. 

With this in mind, we encourage you to contact us and let us know what your specific needs are so that we can work together to identify opportunities for your organisation to get involved and make savings.

This will ensure our programme meets your needs and that we understand your requirements and timescales and can plan and deliver eAuctions accordingly.

Additionally, regular eAuctions are being planned in the following areas:

  • IT Hardware
  • Mobile Telephony
  • Vehicle Purchase
  • Government Carbon Offsetting

There is currently an opportunity for you to get involved in the following eAuctions:

  • IT Hardware - Autumn 2011
  • Postal - Winter 2011
  • Vehicle Purchase - Winter 2011
  • Office Supplies - Winter 2011

If any of these categories are of interest to you please get in touch to discuss how you can get involved. You can register your interest in these events online or email the eAuctions team

We hope that this new approach will build on the success of the programme so far and allow us to work more closely with you to ensure we meet your needs.

Please get in touch to discuss your specific needs by calling us on 0845 000 0286 or emailing eauctions@buyingsolutions.gsi.gov.uk