Bulgarian Institute for Standardization provides to its customers a service for remote online reading of standards.
What is the service?
You get the opportunity to read the standards you have selected from your own computer with the only requirement to have access to the Internet.
The service covers the Bulgarian standards available in the BDS electronic database, or over 90% of all standards.
Within 2 calendar days of the activation of your order you can view the texts of the standards repeatedly at any time. Standards can be read only on the screen, without saving, printing, coping, transferring, networking or re-selling in any way, in whole or parts of them.
What are the advantages of the service?
In a situation of COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations for minimizing contacts and keeping distance, online reading of standards gives you the convenience and opportunity to do this at home or at the office, keeping your health, but also without wasting time and money. You need only a computer and Internet access.
You can read the texts of standards before buying them in order to be sure that these are the standards you need.
How to take advantage of the service?
Create your customer profile at BDS website https://bds-bg.org/en/login, if you do not already have one.
Click the "Sales of standards" section. Find the standard you are interested in using the search form. Click on the standard number and when the information about it opens, select the option "Online reading for 2 days". Add it to your shopping cart.
Do not include standards for purchase in your order for reading standards!
In case you are a new customer you need to enter your invoice data correctly (name, personal identification number or ID number), for which you will be asked after clicking the “Checkout” button in your order. After that you may go back to your cart and you will see the real price for reading the selected standards. You may continue adding standards for reading and the price will be automatically calculated.
Prices of the service
The price for reading a standard is 15% of the selling price of the standard in online pdf version, but not less than BGN 7,50 VAT included. This price is applied for reading of up to 20 standards incl. by one client in one year (365 days back from the current order)!
In case you exceed 20 standards for reading per year, the price for reading standards becomes 50% of the selling price of the standard in online pdf version, but not less than BGN 7,50 VAT included.
This price is applied in case the client exceeds 20 standards for reading in one year (365 days back from the current order)!
Please, enter correctly your personal identification number or ID number! Otherwise, the system may automatically calculate a higher price for reading standards!
You can check the number of standards you've ordered for reading over the last year by reviewing the orders in your account.
In case you want to buy a standard you have read, you get a discount on the purchase of the standard in the amount of the price paid for a single reading of the standard. To receive a discount after you have finalized your order for online reading, you should create a new order to purchase the standard you want by specifying in the "Extra notes" field of the new order that the standard is "from online reading". Please wait for our employee to check and reflect the discount before making a payment!
If you purchase a standard you have read, it will not fall within the 20-standard limit per year for using the lower price of the service. To benefit from this opportunity, after purchasing such a standard, you should contact our employee to reflect the changes in your account. Once you have finished the selection of standards, click the „Place order” button to send your order.
Pay your order by bank transfer, via the electronic payment system e-Pay, ATM payment, at Easypay cash desks or by bank card at BDS cash desk.
After your payment has been verified your order will be activated immediately and you will receive online access to read. The term for reading standards is 2 calendar days after activating the order, regardless of the number of selected standards in one order. In the relevant order you will see the date and time of payment of the order. From these date and time 2 calendar days begin to run.
You will receive information about the activation of the order on the e-mail specified in your registration.
Please note that the standard for reading in electronic format is subject to copyright and distribution rights of BDS and cannot be stored, printed, copied, transmitted, networked, or re-sold in any way – neither entirely, not parts of it. The standard in electronic format is encrypted and equipped with the inscription „ONLINE READING@BDS”located diagonally across each page.
If you have problems with reading the files or other questions related to the service, call + 359 2/81 74 525 or + 359 2/81 74 526.