SmartTender.biz electronic trading platform
History and achievements
Our story began in 2013, with a small team burning with the idea of creating a cloud-based solution that would simplify procurement for private companies. At the start, we had about ten people who simultaneously performed the functions of support service, sales department, and testers and assigned tasks to developers. Since we started with several dozen registered customers, at first all tenders announced on SmartTender.biz were processed "manually": we independently searched for tender participants who could supply the goods or services required by the customer. We also constantly traveled to different parts of Ukraine to present the advantages of our site and attract new procurement organizers and suppliers.
Gradually, the number of SmartTender.biz users grew and currently exceeds 100,000. With our help, Ukrainian business representatives were able to transfer their purchases online and began to spend much less time on them compared to paper tenders, and thousands of suppliers gained easy access to such purchases.
In 2015, when the Prozorro public procurement system was created, our team took an active part in its development and launch. At that time, we already had considerable experience in supporting the online platform and could offer the best solutions for implementing the procedure of transparent tenders. After the successful launch of Prozorro in 2016, SmartTender.biz became one of its official platforms.
In the same year, we were among the first to start cooperating with another electronic trading system – Prozorro.Sale. At that time, only auctions for the sale of assets of the Individual Deposit Guarantee Fund were placed in it. They were gradually joined by objects of state property and small privatization, permits for the use of the subsoil of Ukraine, and the rental of wagons. And a little later – the lease of state and communal property and land plots. With the appearance of new types of auctions on Prozorro.Sale, we immediately develop the necessary functionality.
In 2018, we went even further and created Signy – our electronic document management system. And a little later, in 2020, it was integrated with the platform so that our users could sign documents with an electronic signature right away on the SmartTender.biz page.
We are proud that the value of our work was noted by the All-Ukrainian Industry Analytical Center – in 2020, SmartTender was recognized as the company of the year for its significant contribution to the development of the region's economy, achieving leadership in the industry and excellent dynamics of the company's development.
In February 2021, our site became one of the first to receive all five possible levels of Prozorro accreditation. Thanks to this, SmartTender.biz can be used not only by procurement organizers and suppliers but also by Centralized Purchasing Organizations that carry out aggregated procurement.
We are constantly working to make the site convenient and functional for users. For example, in 2021, we radically updated the interface of the commercial organizer Smart Procurement's office, as well as launched a tool for analyzing competitors in procurement.
Today, SmartTender consists of more than 100 experienced specialists, including representatives of the following areas: support, lawyers, marketing, developers teams, and the Signy electronic document management team.
Directions of work on SmartTender.biz
SmartTender.biz has all five levels of accreditation, so even Centralized Purchasing Organizations can conduct their procurement on it.
Thanks to the large base of suppliers and the site's notification system, the best representatives of the industry will immediately know about the customer's purchases.
The functionality of SmartTender.biz fully complies with the current legislation and the technical task of Prozorro, and also has additional unique tools for state organizers: detailed analytics on the work of the customer and suppliers on the site, generating reports, and the integrated Signy electronic document management system. Also, users can always ask for help from our team of lawyers, who advise procurement participants and customers every day.
Private companies purchase on SmartTender.biz through the Smart Procurement commercial customer account. It makes it possible to publish a purchase in a few minutes, and our team will make sure that as many suppliers as possible find out about it (even those who are not yet working at the site, but the organizer is interested in them).
Smart Procurement has a convenient modern interface, tools for accreditation of counterparties, collection, and grouping of applications in the procurement plan, convenient comparison of participants' offers, and signing of contracts. Also, analytics on completed tenders, integrated chats for communicating with suppliers and company employees, the Signy electronic document management system, and many other functions are available that can be added by the customer's request.
Companies can expand their market on the platform because all Prozorro purchases and a large database of commercial tenders (participation in which is free) are available to them. SmartTender.biz has additional services for successful participation in tenders: competitor analysis, procurement reports, integrated Signy electronic document management system, legal and technical support, selections of educational materials, and regular webinars explaining how to achieve the best results in working with tenders
On SmartTender.biz, a smart search is available, which allows the supplier to quickly find the necessary purchases for their request. It is also possible to subscribe to selected areas of tenders, thanks to which users of the platform see all interesting purchases as soon as they are published
Organizers and participants of Prozorro.Sale auctions
Private companies and citizens can quickly find premises, land, vehicles, or other property needed for business expansion or personal needs using convenient filters on the auction search page.
Also on the site, there is an opportunity to set up a subscription to current selections of interesting objects, which saves time in searching for the right property. If necessary, our managers can independently find auctions that are of interest to the client and help with the submission of an offer.
Site users are supported by a personal manager, there is an integrated Signy system for exchanging e-documents and signing files with an electronic signature, available selections of educational materials, and regular webinars explaining how to work with auctions.
The procedure for publishing lots on SmartTender.biz fully complies with current legislation and is immediately updated with the adoption of new regulations
Why do companies choose SmartTender.biz?
The main mission of SmartTender.biz is to help organizers get goods, services, and works as soon as possible and conduct auctions, and participants to expand the sales market and buy or rent a property. And all this with maximum economic benefit for users.
We constantly improve functionality and create additional services for organizers and participants, which allows them to sell and buy everything they need on the site as quickly and profitably as possible.
Support from our managers at all stages from the announcement of bids to the signing of the contract enables participants and organizers to quickly understand the procedures of purchases and auctions, even if users learned about them only today.
But the reviews of our customers tell you more about us.