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BP brings in reverse auction as it pushes ahead with panel review

Energy giant seeks increased transparency in bidding process with new online element

BP has introduced a reverse auction into its latest panel tender process, an announcement which came in the same week the energy giant lost an appeal to restrict access to its $20bn compensation fund for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The FTSE 100 company confirmed on 22 May that it has issued invites to existing and potential panel member firms, and revamped the process with the introduction of an online reverse auction element to make the bidding process more transparent, quicker and efficient.