dgMarket - Buyer's Guide
dgMarket allows government agencies, development institutions, and other large purchasers to announce procurement opportunities on the web at no cost. This is a faster and more effective method of advertising than publishing announcements in newspapers. It also increases the transparency in advertising since these announcements will be available to suppliers all over the world.
Registering a new buyer
Buyer registration is open and free to governmental agencies, development agencies, non-profits, and public companies that tender for goods, works and services.
A buyer can have a parent and/or child buyers, thus reflecting internal organizational structure of the purchasing agency. For example, a ministry can have its departments registered as child buyers.
To publish your procurement opportunities on our site, your agency has first to be approved to obtain publication rights.
In order to apply for new buyer registration, you need to be logged into the website. You can register yourself as an individual user here. Registration is free.
If this is the first buyer you would like to register, please go to this page and follow the instructions to submit a request. Otherwise click 'Add a Buyer' link directly.
You will need to fill a buyer registration request form which includes description of your organization and the contact information. To facilitate approval of you request, please also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your organization.
Once we receive your request and an e-mail form, we will be able to proceed to the approval of your organization in our system. You will receive an automatic email once the buyer has been approved. You will be automatically assigned administrative rights that will allow you to edit buyer's profile, publish procurement notices, and assign other administrators or editors.
To view of buyers on which you have administrative or editorial rights, click My buyers in Tools menu. Once you navigate to the page of a specific buyer, buyer administrators can click 'Edit buyer profile' to verify the information for the purchasing agency and make changes as required.
To grant editorial or administrative permission to your colleagues so that they might be able to publish procurement notices, click on 'Manage users' on the buyer's main page. Please note that you will be able to grant permissions only to users already registered on the site. Your colleagues can register for free here.
There are two different types of buyer permissions you can grant to your staff:
You may add as many procurement notices or behalf of your buyer agencies as necessary. One procurement package (made up of one or several lots containing one or several items), with a specific deadline, should generate one procurement notice. While publishing a notice:
Types of Notices
There are several different types of procurement notices in our database. Official names of notice types vary from country to country and from buyer to buyer. These are the most common types:
Adding a procurement notice
Once you have appropriate editor or administrator rights, you can start publishing procurement notices. Please navigate to the main page of the respective buyer, then:
It is possible to distribute bidding or tender documents for a fee, charging each potential supplier for downloading the documents. There are distribution fees associated with this service; to discuss them please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Completed notices will be published immediately.
Please note that it may take up to 24 hours for a new notice to become fully searchable by suppliers on dgMarket.
It is possible to publish the same notice in different languages. To do so, please select the main language while adding a notice. You can add a translation to a published notice later, by going to the page of this notice and clicking <Translate> link at the notice title.
Depending on its current status, a procurement notice can be edited, published, hidden, or rejected. Also, a draft of a published notice can be created and then published instead of the previous version of this notice. Administrators can manage procurement notices by going to a page of the respective buyer and selecting appropriate actions in the list of notices.
Please note that publishing a new version of a notice will trigger e-mail alerts to suppliers, same as in the case of a new notice. Additionally, suppliers will be able to see previous version of the notices along with the latest one.
For further assistance please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.