Did you know the ability to conduct Forward Auctions is standard and included with your Ariba Sourcing License?  Forward Auctions are used to sell things, such as surplus inventory.  In this Economic climate, Companies are looking to sell assets and are doing so, using Forward Auctions in Ariba Sourcing.  With Forward Auctions, you bring the Bidding Companies into competition, in efforts to provide you with the highest price.  For more information regarding Forward Auctions, please visit the Ariba Sourcing Event Management Guide, located in the "Guides" tab in the "Help" Section of your Ariba Sourcing Solution.  Within the Guide, search for "Forward Auction" or reference Page 26 for more information.