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The Consistent award rule

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You can use the Consistent award rule to ensure that bidders are allocated the same amount across a group of lots. When combined with the Split Award feature, the Consistent award rule enables you to create more flexible event designs.

For example, if lots are split with shares of 60%, 30%, and 10%, a Consistent award rule ensures that the 60% share on every lot goes to the most economical bidder overall, even if they are outbid on some individual lots. This can be combined with additional rules to enforce limits such as capacity constraints, adjustments, and other business rules.

The Consistent award rule page features two tabs: Rule conditions, and Rule details.

Configure the conditions and logic of the rule on the Rule conditions tab, and create a custom description for the rule on the Rule details tab.

Rule conditions

Consistent award — Rule conditions
Figure 1. Consistent award — Rule conditions

Ensure consistent award

  1. for: Select which bidders to apply the rule to.
    • All bidders: Apply the rule to all bidders in the event.
    • Specific bidders: Select specific bidders to apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
    • Bidders in group: Select specific bidder groups to apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
    • Bidders not in group: Select specific bidder groups to not apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
  2. on: Select which lots to apply the rule to.
    • All lots: Apply the rule to all lots in the event
    • Specific lots: Select specific lots to apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
    • Lots in group: Select specific lot groups to apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
    • Lots not in group: Select specific lot groups to not apply the rule to from the dropdown list.
    • Grouped by: Apply the rule to lots grouped by the selected bid sheet columns

Rule details

Consistent award — Rule details
Figure 2. Consistent award — Rule details

Custom description: Enter a custom description of your rule that will appear in addition to the auto-generated description created by Sourcing Optimizer. This custom description is a useful way of adding context for the purpose or goal of your rule.