Russian Railways sets up service for innovative offerings from small and medium-sized businesses
Russian Railways is setting up an automated system called "SME One Window,"which is designed to simplify cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises and the RZD Holding with regard to the procurement of proposed innovative products and services.
The SME One Window system will enable potential suppliers to interact with Russian Railways on the introduction of innovative and high-technology products and the submission of innovative proposals.
The main purpose of this service is the automatic redirection of innovative proposals to specialised companies working in the respective area of innovation.
Representatives of small and medium-sized businesses are invited to enter the characteristics of their research, project or product in electronic form through the website of Russian Railways.
This automated service will enable rapid searches and the selection of promising proposals, followed by access to a tender.
At the moment, the SME One Window service is in test mode using the web resource "Tenders" on the official website of Russian Railways.
Creating an electronic platform for innovative proposals is part of a range of activities organised by Russian Railways following Russian Government Order No. 867-r "On The Approval of The Action Plan 'Improved Access of Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises to the Procurement Of Infrastructure monopolies and Companies with State Participation'" dated 05.29.2015