2-15.13 Auction Services and Technology

COTS auction software packages are readily available for purchase. There are three levels of auction technology available, and the level of investment is up to the Postal Service:

Figure 2.8

Auction Technology

Figure 2.8 Auction Technology

As Figure 2.8 illustrates, the level of investment and value obtained from an auction solution is generally related to the amount of purchasing forecast through the reverse auction process over time. The following analogies illustrate the differences between the three models: