Earlier this week some colleagues will have seen our first experiments with e-auctions running on screens in the Council Chamber.
Eighteen school transport routes to three different schools and colleges in the county were included in the e-auction process following an e-tender exercise.
Tweaking the routes for efficiency and the e-auctions process has reduced the Council’s costs by 13.8%.
The pilot has delivered real cash savings to the Authority. In addition to the cashable savings, reduced process costs have also been realised through the elimination of time consuming manual evaluation.