Thanks for getting back to me...I'm glad to hear the link I provided was on target.
Turns out, though, that there aren't too many companies in this line
of work, at least not yet.
Many of the companies using reverse auctions for purchasing also
provide extensive training to potential suppliers.
In fact, most of the companies that provide and manage e-auction
services for vendors also provide training to suppliers as part of
their overall package.
You should check with the company/companies that will be initiating
their auctions as to whether they will offer training.
As for private consulting services that can assist you, I found a few,
in addition to the one already identified. They are:
Auctus Development, Inc.
...Auctus Development provides auction strategy consulting services to
enterprises across the United States and around the world.
PURCHASING TRAINING COURSES
10. e-Commerce Courses
...3/ A Suppliers perspective to Auctions and e-Sourcing...Covers the
field from the Suppliers point of view. Providing opportunities to
increase competitive advantage in the e-Auction environment.
Reverse Auctions: Buyer Strategy
...This web-based course defines the reverse auction process from the
buyer's perspective and gives key insight on commodity selection,
vendor qualification, and effective reverse auction strategies.
[ This is an online training course for $50 ]
Beyond that, as I said, there isn't much that I could see. Hopefully,
between the four services identified, you'll be able to identify the
one that best suits your situation.
I trust this information fully answers your question.
However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need. If there's anything more I can do for you, just post a Request
for Clarification, and I'm happy to assist you further.
search strategy -- Google searches on:
"reverse auction OR auctions" strategy consulting OR training
"reverse auction OR auctions" "training * suppliers OR bidders"
auction OR auctions OR e-auction OR e-auctions "training * suppliers OR bidders"