2021 | Early stage | Miscellaneous Services | SDG10 | SDG16 | SDG5 | SDG8 | Spain

1. General


SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 10: Reduced Inequality

SDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Miscellaneous Services

2. Project Details

Company or Institution

Portocarrero Tenders



General description of the AI solution

iTenders is the indispensable tool for any professional who wants to participate in national or international public procurement. We are a technological product, whose objective is to help freelancers and small and medium sized companies to sell their products/services to the public administration. Our mission is to support and above all to teach freelancers to small and medium enterprises.




Portocarrero Tenders

3. Aspects

Excellence and Scientific Quality: Please detail the improvements made by the nominee or the nominees’ team or yourself if your applying for the award, and why they have been a success.

Our application works with an algorithm that scans sheets and tells to the consumers what are the requirements needed to participate in a public contract. It is very accurate because it tells you which accreditation you need to present to win a tender.

Scaling of impact to SDGs: Please detail how many citizens/communities and/or researchers/businesses this has had or can have a positive impact on, including particular groups where applicable and to what extent.

By means of AI Techniques applied in our application, SMEs can benefits because it is easier for them to find tenders. The algorithm finds the perfect tenders for them by applying some filters like interests and execution site. Moreover, our enterprise´s staff is in its entirety run by women. Therefore, accomplishing the gender equality goal.

Scaling of AI solution: Please detail what proof of concept or implementations can you show now in terms of its efficacy and how the solution can be scaled to provide a global impact ad how realistic that scaling is.

Our solution is demonstrated to be effective since it is already been applied in some public administrations (Cataluña, Murcia, Málaga) It is said that only a 1 percent of enterprises tender and this represents a major percentage of Spanish GDP. If we extrapolate this concept in a global scale we could redistribute the economic growth of a country, so SMEs can also win tenders and the public administrations services will be even more competent.

Ethical aspect: Please detail the way the solution addresses any of the main ethical aspects, including trustworthiness, bias, gender issues, etc.

Our organization knows about gender inequality and about the glass ceiling that prevents women from being promoted. That is why we are trying to promote or to encourage women employees.


International Research Centre
on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
under the auspices of UNESCO 

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana



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