Webinar - Demystifying Reverse Auctions

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    Brought to you by Bonfire
    Presented by: Craig Milley, Wayfinder Consulting, Inc & Rachel Friesen, Bonfire Client Success Lead
    Contact hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)


    Real-time reverse auctions can be a significant source of savings — both time and money — for procurement teams. Though it’s long been recognized as a legitimate public tendering format, there remains a great deal of uncertainty and trepidation about implementing reverse auctions in public procurement strategy.  Join our live webinar on October 30th to dive into the why, when, and how of reverse auctions. Together, we will demystify the process and methodology of reverse auctions and answer your questions about this beneficial procurement technique. Whether you’re completely new to reverse auctions, or looking to expand your use into other categories, this is guaranteed to be an information-rich and dynamic session.  



     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. An overview of reverse auctions, benefits of using them, and global best practices.  
    2. Strategies for integrating reverse auctions in your procurement process, from commodity bids to more complex RFPs.
    3. Addressing common misconceptions about reverse auctions: including dispelling fears of ‘cut-throat pricing’ or eroded quality of goods and services.
    4. Tips for getting started with reverse auctions, including educating internal stakeholders and your vendor community.  
    5. Real-life examples of successful reverse auction projects.

    Presenter Bio

    Craig Milley is an international leader in procurement and supply chain management with an impressive track record of executing major institutional reforms and bringing innovative methods and ideas to successive organizations. He has served as the head of procurement for a mid-sized municipality in Canada as well as a national government in the Caribbean. In 2013 his team was the sole recipient of a Canadian peer-reviewed award for Leadership in Public Procurement for groundbreaking work using competitive dialogue on capital construction projects. Craig is an accomplished conference speaker, university lecturer and trainer.
    Rachel Friesen leads Bonfire’s Client Success team in ensuring user success for all Bonfire clients through ongoing coaching and training. She is passionate about empowering procurement professionals to be more effective and successful in their roles, and is a frequent speaker in user groups and conferences.


    Attendance for Individuals

    In order to receive one contact hour, each member needs to register for the webinar individually in advance and then watch the live webinar. Your credit is tabulated by match between your login and your registration.

    Attendance for Groups

    There is a Group Sign-In Form provided with each webinar. The group sign-in form does not register anyone for the webinar, it just verifies live attendance. Each person will receive their login email on the day of the webinar – this verifies their registration. The group sign in form verifies that they watched the live webinar.
    Please contact distancelearning@nigp.org if you do not receive your login information by 12 pm on the day of the webinar.
  • Webinar 103019: Demystifying Reverse Auctions (Non-Member)
    $190.00 USD
    Note: Prices may increase as the event nears
  • Registration Information

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


    Registration is Online Only


  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.
  • Webinar 103019: Demystifying Reverse Auctions
    Type: WEBINAR

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    The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.