Looking for opportunities : challenges in professional procurement search

Mackie, Stuart and MacDonald, David and Azzopardi, Leif and Moshfeghi, Yashar; (2019) Looking for opportunities : challenges in professional procurement search. In: SIGIR 2019 - Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. SIGIR 2019 - Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval . ACM, FRA, pp. 1397-1398. ISBN 9781450361729

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    Abstract

    Procurement legislation stipulates that information about the goods, services, or works, that tax-funded authorities wish to purchase are made publicly available in a procurement contract notice. However, for businesses wishing to tender for such competitive opportunities, finding relevant procurement contract notices presents a challenging professional search task. In this talk, we will provide an overview of procurement search and then describe the challenges in addressing the related search and recommendation tasks.