The Open Contracting Data Standard is designed around key user needs.
The demand side assessment report sets out a number of key user requirements for contract data, focussing on:
- Using Contracting Data to Achieve Value for Money
- Using Contracting Data to Detect Corruption and Fraud
- Using Contracting Data to Compete for Public Contracts
- Using Contracting Data to Monitor aid/budget execution for effectiveness
We encourage anyone implementing OCDS to think about their specific user needs as part of identifying the priority data which should be published, and identifying any new data which should be collected to meet user needs.