auctions and competitive bidding

Auctions & Competitive Bidding

When planned and executed appropriately, auctions and other competitive market mechanisms can achieve important objectives in selling or acquiring products, assets, resources, rights, and obligations. However, expertise, experience, and reputation are needed to ensure success. Since 1995, CRA has designed, conducted, and monitored high-stakes auctions and other competitive transaction mechanisms in many industries and in more than a dozen countries. Our consultants also have helped clients participate successfully in other auctions.

Whether you want to maximize the value of your assets, minimize your procurement costs, or achieve other objectives, you’ll find the expertise, experience, reputation, and support you need at CRA.

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$26+ billion transacted since 2008

GlobalDairyTrade sales milestone

Since 2008, more than US$ 26 billion have been transacted on Global Dairy Trade, the internet-based trading platform CRA designed for internationally-traded commodity dairy products. As Independent Trading Manager, CRA manages the twice-monthly multi-seller, multi-buyer auctions with participation from around the world.


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  • 01
    Preparing FCC incentive auction participants
    A team of CRA Auctions consultants developed auction simulation software tools that can be used by TV broadcasters participating in the Federal Communications...
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  • 02
    Cranberry products trading platform
    Challenge: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. needed improved price transparency, forward price information, and enhanced price risk management...
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  • 03
    Independent forecast during power plant sale
    During the sales process for a combined cycle power plant, CRA served as market consultant. Our experts prepared an independent forecast of gross margins for...
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