OCDS profiles and guidance

The Open Contracting Data Standard provides a common core for describing contracting processes and can be expanded to suit the disclosure requirements and user needs of a particular sector or legal framework.

OC4IDS: Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Standard

The #OC4IDS describes what information to disclose and how to disclose it, at each stage of an infrastructure project. It connects previously siloed information to better publish and track infrastructure investment and delivery, providing data at the project level, at the contracting summary level, and at contract process detail level.

A joint effort by CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative and the Open Contracting Partnership, it builds on best practice in open data and openness of public infrastructure procurement globally.

OCDS for Public-Private Partnerships

OCDS for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) describes how to use OCDS to publish information about PPPs. The profile extends OCDS to offer a data format that follows the World Bank Group’s Framework for Disclosure in Public-Private Partnership Projects.

OCDS for the Agreement on Government Procurement

OCDS for the Agreement on Government Procurement describes how to use OCDS to publish information as required by the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). You can read the guidance in two ways:

OCDS for the European Union

OCDS for the European Union describes how to use OCDS to publish information on public procurement as required by law within the European Union.