Get better in sourcing online


Participating in an e-Auction means taking part in a real time online price bidding for a good or service requested by Arla Foods. The e-Auction is run through SAP Ariba.

The e-Auction is open for a restricted period of time. When open, invited participants can place bids for the requested good or service. The supplier with the most competitive will be the winner of the e-Auction.

We expect suppliers to

  • find and appoint a single contact person for e-Auction participation 
  • join the test e-Auction prior to the actual e-Auction to get familiar with the bidding rules of the specific e-auction
  • clarify all questions about the good or service you are bidding for with your contact person in Arla prior to the e-Auction
  • call your contact in Arla immediately in case of technical issues during the e-Auction
  • understand that all bids are legally binding and valid after submission

In return, Arla Foods will

  • only invite pre-qualified suppliers whom we consider awarding in the e-Auction
  • communicate information to suppliers timely and equally
  • ensure that all suppliers compete under the same requirements and follow the same process
  • award the business based on bids submitted in the e-Auction and based on the stated awarding process
  • not consider any bids submitted outside the e-Auction