Framework gives boost to e-auctions

6 December 2007
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06 December 2007 | Helen Gilbert has set up a programme to boost the use of e-auctions across the public sector.

The eAuction Framework Agreement, which comes into effect on 9 December, is designed to help public sector purchasers save money and reduce costs.

Don Purchese, e-auction senior category specialist at, said in a statement: "In 2006, the government tasked all public sector organisations with reducing their procurement spend and redirecting savings to frontline services.

"Since that time we have seen a number of hospitals, universities, purchasing consortiums and local authorities successfully use e-auctions to cut their costs. These e-auctions have saved an average of 30 per cent on a variety of categories, ranging from products to services."

Gary Robinson, head of public sector procurement at TradingPartners, which will run the auctions, said: "E-auctions are powerful tools for organisations wishing to reduce procurement spending. Time and money savings can be made across almost any service or product."


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