Vic Carpenter, County Administrator for Kershaw County, worked closely with eBridge to implement the first reverse auction for the task force. “Working with taxpayer dollars, it is imperative to look at ways to innovate while still providing the highest quality products and services to our community,” said Carpenter. “eBridge’s fees are paid by the supplier that is awarded the contract, so the agencies will realize all of the savings achieved through this bid.” The bidders all had to provide samples in advance of the bid and had to be pre-approved before participating in the reverse auction.
“Thanks to the Synergy Task Force’s innovative, forward thinking approach to purchasing, the agencies were able to save thousands of dollars” remarked Jim Headlee, CEO of eBridge. “It was great to work with a government agency that embraces technological change and shows great foresight and responsibility in spending taxpayer dollars.”
“The Synergy Task Force is continuing to work together and we are eager to pursue other opportunities built upon the success of this first project” said Carpenter.
To read the entire article from the Chronicle-Independent, click here: Local Agencies Take Innovative Approach to Cutting Costs.htm
To read the blog post from Kershaw County Schools Superintendent, click here: http://kcsdblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/collaborating-to-save-money/