1. What is e-Auction? When should Forward and Reverse Auction be used?
e-Auctions are negotiations conducted via an online platform where Suppliers get the possibility of improving their proposals based on market feedback (e.g. rank in negotiation) and are considered to be the most transparent way of conducting negotiations. Basically, there are two types of Auctions.
1. Forward Auction
2. Reverse Auction
Forward Auction - Forward Auctions are sales oriented auctions, where Auctioneers are trying to sell their products or services. In a forward auction, the buyer bids on the seller's item and the prices of the item increases by a fixed increment amount during the auction and in a forward Auction the highest bid price during the Auction is the one which wins.
For example, when a Bank or a Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) hold an auction to sell a property or an asset - it will use Forward Auction mechanism.
Reverse Auction - Reverse Auctions are Purchase oriented auctions, where Auctioneers are trying to purchase products or services. In a reverse auction, the seller bids on the Buyer's item and the prices of the item decreases by a fixed decrement amount during the auction. In a Reverse Auction the lowest bid price during the Auction is the one which wins.
For example, if a bank (or any organization) wants to buy computer systems or even transportation services, it can hold a reverse auction to procure goods and services at the best possible price.
2. Who is a Bidder?
Anyone be an executive of a company or an individual wishing to bid or participate in an online Auction event is a Bidder. On Bank or DRT Auctions, a Bidder will be bidding in the Auctions he has been qualified for.
By responding in an Auction, the Bidder commits to buy or sell items at prices submitted by him during Auction.
3. Are the Auction Events Private or public? How confidential is the Auction data?
Each Auction is a highly confidential event conducted between the Auctioneer and a set of qualified Bidders on the Bank or DRT Auctions platform. No outsider can view any aspect of an Auction event without proper authentication by Auctioneer. And even then, a qualified Bidder can only view details of his own bids.
Therefore all data like Items' specifications, pricing, Bidders' information and bid data are all confidential and available to respective Auctioneers only.
4. How can a user register with Bank or DRT Auctions?
To participate as a Bidder, Registration is a simple process at Bank or DRT Auctions on https://bankeauctions.com
5. Can an individual who is not a registered company or an organization, register as a Bidder?
Yes, an Individual can register as a Bidder on Bank or DRT Auctions platform. While registering, please write "Individual" in the Organization Name Field.
6. Forgotten user name and / or password: How to retrieve the same?
Click on "Forgot Password" link provided on Login page. You will be required to provide your registered email id and OTP will be sent to Bidder registered Mobile number. After Entering the OTP Bidder can generate their new Password.
7. Which Internet Browser should be used? Which is the most suitable Internet Browser for Bank or DRT Auctions?
Auction portal works well with all major browsers available. For Better compatibility Bidder can use "Google Chrome" browser.
8. What format of documents can be uploaded? And up to what size?
Bidder can upload .doc .pdf,.jpg or .zip files. Only one document can be uploaded for a particular field. There is a size limit of maximum 5 MB for all documents
9. Can a Bidder view his Auction data after completing an Auction event?
Yes of course. To view past bidding record in a completed Auction, click 'Past' on your dashboard.
10. How do Bidders come to know of change/s, if any, in Auction Parameters?
All changes made will be available in the corrigendum which Bidders can view.