To start using the tender service and get full access
You can fully access the tender notices which are marked Free to Access. You can also subscribe to our tender alert email which contain limited information, or see tender preview by going to our website. But to access the full feature of our tender service, you have to pay an annual subscription fee.
You can use one of the following options to make the payment:
You can come to our office: Full address and contact details: Mega Building (Bole Road), 4th floor, Office No. 413 Addis Ababa, Phone: 251-11-5545696, +251 11 8593031; Fax:251-11-5540692; Mobile: 251-91-2070146, 251-93-0105437
We can send someone to your office (First, send us your full address and TIN number)
Bank transfer/deposit: Our bank accounts:
If you're in a foreign country, you can pay online on 2checkout.com using your credit card or paypal – you have to follow the instruction found on the payment page: http://tender.2merkato.com/payment
Yes. For users who pay in Ethiopia, we issue a VAT receipt. For users who are outside of Ethiopia and pay through credit card/ paypal on 2checkout.com, 2checkout.com will issue an e-invoice. We’ll later issue a VAT receipt to 2checkout.com once they pay us.
As it is, it is a heavily discounted price. Imagine how much you would spend if you were to buy all the newspapers no to mention the time you spend sifting through all those papers.
You can subscribe to as many categories as you want and the payment is not per category.
Unfortunately we don't offer half year subscription option for the tender and featured listing services.
Annual subscription means one year from the subscription date. For example: If you subscribe on 28 November 2014, you can use the service till 27 November 2015. Therefore, to continue using the service, you will have to renew the contract on or before 28 November 2015.
To make sure that the email address you entered while registering account with us is correct (i.e. no typo) and belongs to you, we send a confirmation email to the address. You must click on the link in the email message in order to activate your newly created account.
Most of the time this email will not make it to your email inbox, so you should check your spam folder or junk folder as well. Please note that if you use Gmail, most likely our confirmation email will end up in the spam folder. We are aware of the problem and we are trying to find a solution for it.
If you did all the above and still haven't found our email, please call us on our support phone numbers (+251 11 8593031, +251 930 105437) and we will activate it for you.
You can reset the password by clicking on forgot password on the log in page and then you’ll be asked to enter the email address for your account and a verification code will be sent to you. Once you have received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account. The other option is to send us your email address and we will reset it for you.
In most cases this happens when you have more than one account with us and try to use your free account to access the service. When this happens, please get in touch with our support team. We will fix the problem for you.
We get the tender notices from all the major Amharic and English newspapers; organisations such as the UN, GIZ send us their notices directly to us (you have a chance to see notices even before they’re published in newspapers). We get procurement notices, request for proposals, expression of interest and request for quotations from all the major Amharic and English newspapers published in Ethiopia.
We have a dedicated team for tender notice sourcing, data encoding, editing and quality control. We have a four step quality and accuracy control system that can help us identify and correct errors. Although we can't give you 100% guarantee that you won't miss any tender published in the country but our coverage is very close to 100%.
Our Tender website is mobile friendly and can be accessed from any mobile device. In fact more than 50% of our users browse our website from their mobile phones.
You can access our tender service by paying on 2checkout.com by credit card or PayPal. If you need more info on participating in tenders in Ethiopia, you may check http://www.2merkato.com/articles/starting-a-business/83-i-am-a-foreign-supplier-how-can-i-participate-in-a-tender-in-ethiopia
No. But if you are in a foreign country, we can suggest to you service providers who can collect the tender document on your behalf.
2merkato.com is a business portal which provides integrated info on Ethiopian business and the Tender Services is one of the services it provides. We have a B2B platform in the form of Business directory where one can find and do business with Ethiopian businesses and foreign suppliers to Ethiopia. You can feature your business on the directory and you will get business opportunities from Ethiopia and beyond. For a strong online exposure, you can advertise your products or services on the banner spaces we give on 2merkato.com