TenderWolf - Smart Tender Management


Today, most governmental tenders are published on official online platforms. Yet, because of the large daily influx of new tenders and the often limited search capabilities of the platforms, private companies generally feel that manually searching for tenders is cumbersome, tedious and labour intensive, which makes it more likely to miss out on interesting tender opportunities. Hence, they are in need of a highly customizable, intelligent and fast automatization of their tender search activities. Moreover, for those companies that are active in multiple countries, this solution should also be able to deal with many different types of tenders, coming from a multitude of platforms.

In order to meet these needs, DataWoods (Ghent, Belgium) has developed an online application called 'TenderWolf'. TenderWolf screens thousands of newly published tenders, every day, on all levels of government, in any country. The application selects only those tenders that are relevant for its subscribed company customers. It also enriches the selections with extra analytics, like ‘cue tests’ (performing a linguistic search for ‘special interest’-indicators), budget estimates or suggestions for strategic collaboration.

In this Living Lab project, DataWoods wants to collaborate with potential end-users of TenderWolf to generate relevant use-cases. More concretely, the project aims to shed light on:

  • the type(s) of companies that currently work with tenders,
  • the current solutions used by companies working with tenders,
  • the current frustrations of companies working with tenders,
  • evaluation of, and experiences with TenderWolf.

Duration of project

The project runs from 02/03/2016 - 30/09/2016

Staff involved

  • dr. Dimitri Schuurman
  • Karel Vandenbroucke

Financed by