E-licitatie is a nationwide governmental web portal for procurement in Romania, where government clients and private sector vendors can interact after being authenticated into the system. The system covers a broad range of procurement from the purchase of office supplies for some schools to services such as construction contracts.
The system works on a reverse auction basis. The contracting authority from the government side issues a public notification through the system with terms of reference for the purchases to be made, including a clear description of the goods required. There is a time-bound automated bidding system, and the choice of winner is based on the lowest price bid to supply the required goods. The system provides equal chances and a transparent environment for all players.