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What is Open Contracting?

Disclosure + Participation

All stages of the contracting chain

Open contracting refers to norms and practices for increased disclosure and participation in public contracting including tendering, performance and completion. It includes the variety of contract types, from more basic contracts for the procurement of goods, to complex contracts, joint venture agreements, licenses and production sharing agreements. Open contracting encompasses all public contracting, including contracts funded by combinations of public, private and donor sources.


The Steering Group

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) offers customised solutions to complex challenges. GIZ is an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST)

Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) is a country centered multi-stakeholder initiative designed to promote transparency and accountability in publicly financed construction. At CoST’s core is the belief that the processes involved in the construction of public infrastructure must be made more transparent. The public must be armed with the information they need to hold decision makers to account and to ensure better value for money in the construction sector.

Integrity Action (Tiri)

Integrity Action is an independent non-governmental organization that works with governments, business and civil society to find practical solutions to making integrity work.

Oxfam America

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam works directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

The Philippines Government Procurement Policy Board

The Philippines Government Procurement Policy Board is the principal body responsible for procurement policy formulation and the implementation and monitoring of effective public procurement reform, thereby promoting and achieving good governance, in general, and transparency, accountability, equity, effectiveness, efficiency and economy in Government, in particular.

Transparency International (TI)

Transparency International (TI) has made it’s mission to stop corruption and promote transparency, accountability and integrity at all levels and across all sectors of society. IT’s Core Values are: transparency, accountability, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice and democracy.

World Bank Institute (WBI)

World Bank Institute (WBI)supports the World Bank’s operational work and its country clients in this rapidly changing landscape by forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development. WBI offers three areas of support to its developing-country clients: Open Knowledge, Collaborative Governance, and Innovative Solutions.

World Bank Institute (WBI)

Colombia Compra Eficiente is the National Public Procurement Agency of Colombia. Its main objective is to develop and promote public policies and tools oriented to organize and articulate the participants of the public procurement processes to achieve better efficiency, transparency and optimize the State’s resources.


Work Streams