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Agora has implemented the ability to conduct electronic trading in Federal Law 223 / Federal Law 495.

There are 3 options for bidding: Reduction, Auction, Supplier Selection.

  • Reduction - bidding with a decrease in price (bidding for a fall). As a rule, at the conclusion of the contract a tender is held, but there are times when it is necessary to carry out an additional reduction between several participants.
  • Auction - a public sale of goods, securities, property of enterprises, works of art and other objects, which is carried out according to pre-established auction rules.
  • Supplier selection - is used by the counterparty to select a supplier according to specified conditions.

(info) Each type of bidding depends on the user role used on the portal.

Selection of a supplier using the counterparty role

To select a supplier, log in to the portal using the role of a counterparty and go to the Supplier Selection section located in the top menu:

In the window that opens, a list of previously created trades and a button for creating a new one will be displayed:

(info) By clicking on the ID of any request, its card will open containing the conditions of the auction.

Press the button New supplier selection, the window for setting up the conditions of the conducted tenders will open:


  • Request type - type of request being made. Commercial offer collection or reduction can be selected.
  • Product category - the corresponding category for the necessary goods.
  • Name or article - the field will become active after selecting a category, a specific product is indicated, to which a request is sent to all / selected suppliers.
  • Deferred payment, days - the number of days for deferred payment and the type of day: Bank or Calendar.
    The desired delivery period is the required number of days for delivery.
  • Start time for the collection of commercial proposals - date and time of the start of the collection of proposals.
  • Validity - date and time of the end of the auction.
  • Suppliers to whom the application is available - indicated if necessary to send a request to specific suppliers. If the request should be received by all suppliers, the field should be left blank.
  • Attached files - used to attach documents to the request. For example, detailed requirements for suppliers or terms of purchase of goods when choosing a supplier.
  • The request comment form - is a brief description of the conditions of the request in the absence of a detailed description in the form of a file that can be attached in the Attached files section.

After filling in all the conditions of the auction, click the Create button. All or selected suppliers will be sent a notification about the ongoing request:

You can view the sent requests in the Requests for my product section in the top menu:

By clicking on the request ID, a request card will open with a description of all the conditions:

After reviewing the request, the supplier can set a price, select a currency and leave a comment.

Create a reduction using the counterparty role

Go to the Supplier Selection section and click the New Supplier Selection button.

In the window that opens, fill in all the conditions of the ongoing reduction:

  • Type of reduction - necessary type: Closed / Open. Closed means hiding information about suppliers who have left a request for a price reduction. When you select Open, all suppliers will see information about the suppliers who participated in the reduction and the price they offer.
  • Price reduction step - the amount by which the cost of the goods will be reduced when participating in the reduction.
  • Product category - the corresponding category of necessary goods.
  • Name or article - the field will become active after selecting a category, a specific product is indicated, to which a request is sent to all / selected suppliers.
  • Initial (maximum) price per unit of goods - sets the maximum amount for which the counterparty is ready to purchase the goods. The necessary currency is indicated to the right of the set price.
  • Purchase lot - the required quantity, to the right of the specified value, select the unit of measure: lot, piece, kit, box, etc.
  • Deferred payment - the number of days for deferred payment and the type of day: Banking or Calendar.
    The desired delivery period is the required number of days for delivery.
  • Reduction start time - date and time of the start of the request.
  • Validity - date and time of the end of bidding.
  • Suppliers to whom the application is available - it is indicated if it is necessary to send an offer to specific suppliers. If the request should be received by all suppliers, the field should be left blank.
  • Attached files - used to attach documents related to the request. For example, detailed requirements for suppliers or terms of purchase of goods when choosing a supplier.
  • The request comment form - is a brief description of the conditions of the request in the absence of a detailed description in the form of a file that can be attached in the Attached files section.

After specifying all the conditions, click the Create button so that all or selected suppliers receive a notification about the created request.

The supplier can lower the price of the step indicated in the offer, thereby increasing the chances of a sale. The counterparty will be able to choose the most optimal and profitable delivery option, and place an order.

Supplier Auction Creation

The auction is held by the supplier, respectively, the request is placed using the supplier’s account.

To create an auction, go to the Bidding tab, then click the New Bid button:

In the window that opens, fill in all the conditions of the auction:

  • Type of auction - required type: Closed / Open. Closed means hiding information about users who have left a request for a price increase. When you select Open, all counterparties will see information about the users who participated in the auction and the price they offer.
  • The step of increasing the price is the amount by which the cost of the goods will be increased when participating in the auction.
  • Product category - the corresponding category of necessary goods.
  • Name or article - the field will become active after selecting a category, a specific product is indicated, to which a request is sent for all / selected customers.
  • Initial (minimum) price per unit of goods - the minimum amount for which the counterparty is ready to purchase the goods. The necessary currency is indicated to the right of the set price.
  • Purchase lot - the required quantity, to the right of the specified value, select the unit of measure: lot, piece, kit, box, etc.
  • Deferred payment - the number of days for deferred payment and the type of day: Banking or Calendar.
    The desired delivery period is the required number of days for delivery.
  • Auction Start Time - The date and time the request began.
  • Validity - date and time of the end of the auction.
  • Counterparties to whom the application is available - is indicated if it is necessary to send an offer to specific counterparties. If the request should be received by all counterparties, the field should be left blank.
  • Attached files - used when necessary to attach documents related to the request. For example, detailed requirements for counterparties or the conditions for the purchase of goods when choosing a counterparty.
  • The request comment form is a brief description of the conditions of the request in the absence of a detailed description in the form of a file that can be attached in the Attached files section.

After specifying all the conditions, click the Create button so that all or selected counterparties receive a notification with an offer to purchase the goods under the specified conditions.

The counterparty will be able to increase the price if it is ready to purchase the goods, according to the results of the auction, the supplier will be able to choose the counterparty with whom the transaction will be concluded.

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