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Tender Premium - how to start
Thomas Mueller05. August 20213 min read

Tender Premium Service: How to start

Congratulations on the subscription to the Tender Premium package. With this service, you have the possibility to gain access to a huge list of open tenders our team sources for you from around the world.

Open tenders play an essential role in public sector procurement. If you are selling services and products to local governments and other public sector entities, you are familiar with it. But you also know that it can be time-consuming to stay up to date and aware of all the lucrative tenders issued in your market segment worldwide.

With this guide, we show you how to set your tender alerts correctly and take the most benefit of this service.

What is in for you?

1. Tender Premium: You get access to this unique global database of smart city tenders, updated twice weekly with newly issued tenders.

2. Cut the noise: You have various filter options, and you can save your preferences to assess only those tenders you are interested in quickly.

3. Never miss a tender again: Our tender alert notifies you via email as soon as a new tender is online that meets your preferences, helping you save time and effort.

The ideal tender is the written answer to the question: "Dear city, what do we have to do so that our company receives the order for your project?" And what else do we want to know more?

smart city Tender Premium

If you are a bee smart city community member and logged in, you can find the latest tenders via the navigation under "Tenders".

Smart City Tenders Navigation


With the newly introduced tender search and filter function, you can easily find the tenders you need to boost your business. You can narrow down your search in three different ways:

  1. By setting individual tender search preferences, including keywords/tags
  2. By filtering tenders by type
  3. By filtering tenders by region
Smart City Tender Premium Features

1. Your individual tender preferences

Here you can set and apply your individual tender search preferences. You can use keywords/tags that are of interest to you and preset filters to narrow down the search by economic region and tender type. For example, if you choose two keywords like mobility and parking the filter would provide you all tenders which contain mobility and parking. Of course, you can edit these presets at any time. 

2. Filter tenders by type

With the tender type filter, you can specify your favourite kinds of tenders - e.g. request for proposals (RFP) or request for tender (RFT) - and get the results you need. We currently have 12 different tender options that you can select. The figure next to the tender type indicates the number of tenders in our global database.
If you are not familiar with the essential acronyms of the tender process, don't worry. We’ve put together a short Tender Glossary to help you navigate your way through the process and understand tender terminology.

3. Filter tenders by REGION

With our location filter, you can narrow down the search based on economic regions. Do you operate only in Europe? No problem, check Europe, and you will find only tenders that match this region. We cover five economic regions across the globe.

4. TENDER AlertS via email

Based on your preferences, you can set your individual tender alert. You can activate alerts via email in your bee smart city premium tender section. Make sure you have the checkbox activated like in the image shown below. Whenever we add a new tender, we will check it against your presets and send an alert immediately to your email address if it meets your chosen tender preferences. With the link in the email, you will be directed to the tenders section and can check whether the new tenders match your preferences.

Smart City Tender Premium Preferences

Tender Premium - SAVE TIME & EFFORT!

With Tender Premium you can save precious time researching tenders. Let us do this for you! Every tender is a chance to get access to a new market and acquire new projects. Be ahead of your competitors and access relevant tenders before they find them. How many times did one of your competitors win a tender you could have applied for if you had not missed it? Never let this happen again.

And we are also not stopping here, currently, we are working on additional settings like language preference and time to deadline preference. Also improving our service by marking the latest added/updated tenders, as wished by many of our customers. So stay tuned and

be smart, and be a bee! 🐝



Thomas Mueller

Thomas Müller is Managing Partner at bee smart city. With more than 15 years of public sector experience, he is an expert on smart city strategy and projects.