Welcome to the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), here you will find various reports on public procurement.
OPEN CONTRACTING DATA STANDARD (OCDS)
Open Contracting refers to norms and practices for increased disclosure and participation in public contracting including tendering, performance and completion.
The Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) enables disclosure of data and documents at all stages of the contracting process by defining a common data model. It was created to support organizations to increase contracting transparency, and allow deeper analysis of contracting data by a wide range of users.
Why a data standard for Open Contracting?
The creation of a usable and flexible Open Contracting Data standard will ensure that:
a) there is a common understanding of what information should be shared, and at what stage of the contracting process;
b) contracting information from anywhere can be easily compared to other contracting and contracting-related information;
c) public bodies can easily adopt and implement a standard for sharing their contracting data, with a minimum of complexity; and
d) many different kinds of contracts can be described through simple extensions to the standard: from public procurement to revenue generating contracts, land contracts, extractives industry contracts, and public-private partnership contracts.
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