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How The PBS Scheduler Selects a Reserve Block

Unlike in a pairings bid group, when awarding a reserve block the N-PBS Scheduler does not perform any optimization, such as substitution, swapping, or shuffling, nor does the N-PBS Scheduler enter denial mode. However, Coverage Awards may occur to ensure proper coverage. The N-PBS Scheduler tries to give people a reserve block that attempts to honor as many reserve bid preferences as possible.

  • When the N-PBS Scheduler starts processing a Reserve bid group, it reads the first line Start Reserve and checks to see if a legal reserve line can be built. Then if possible, a legal reserve block is built.

  • The N-PBS Scheduler reads the first bid preference then attempts to build a reserve schedule honoring this bid preference.

  • The N-PBS Scheduler will read all subsequent bid preferences, in order from top to bottom, and attempts to build a reserve block honoring as many of these preferences as possible keeping any preferences already honored.

  • For example, if the first bid preference is honored, but the first and second together cannot be honored, the second preference is denied and the N-PBS Scheduler reads the third preference and attempts to honor preference 1 and 3. This process is continued until all bid preferences have been attempted.

  • This type of processing awards the best possible Reserve block using the bid preferences provided by the bidder.

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