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Single auction which is reverse and forward at the same time

Dear Colleagues,
I have another question about auctions module in SAP Sourcing 10. Is there any possibility to create an auction which is reverse and forward at the same time?

For example:
I want to progress single auction for buying IT hardware and I consider two attributes. First atribute is price, second is warranty. Of course, I want price as low as possible - so bids should decrease. However, I want warranty as long as possible, so bids should increase.

Is there any chance to create that kind of auction in Sourcing 10? I know that in Document Configuration you set if Auction Type is reverse or forward... Maybe bidding format set to "Any Price Bidding" solves this problem?

Thanks in advance,

Former Member
Former Member replied

Typically, yes, price factors are the focus in an auction.  Everything else is typically worked out in an RFX process.

You can do what you are suggesting but it would be in two different auctions.  I'm going to do a little testing and will come back to you if I find a way to do what you want that makes sense.

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