Explore where open contracting is taking hold. Who is publishing open contracting data. Who has committed to implementing data. And how is open data being used.

How open contracting is taking hold

In 2015, we saw the Open Contracting Data Standard turning from a theoretical exercise into actual useful data. Up until the first quarter of 2016, our helpdesk was busy supporting over 50 partners from 22 countries. At the UK Anti-Corruption Summit, 14 countries commited to implementing the Open Contracting Data Standard. This is in addition to existing commitments as part of the Open Government Partnership.

Canada, ColombiaMexico, MoldovaParaguay, the UKUkraine, and the cities of Mexico City and Montreal are publishing procurement information using the Open Contracting Data Standard.

In Ukraine, the data standard is the model for the new open source e-procurement system Prozorro and publishes data up to the point of the award of the contract, including planning, tenders, bids, and contracts. Montreal is publishing contract award data. In Paraguay, data is available for tenders, awards, contracts, and contract extensions. In addition, Public Works and Government Services in Canada has published a pilot data set of historical contract data. Mexico City is the first city to publish open contracting data from planning to implementation.

Mexico’s federal government is piloting open contracting in the new Mexico City airport project and in its public-private partnership project RedCompartida.

Vietnam is developing a pilot of standard compliant data using historical data. Nepal successfully completed a pilot in 2014 and is looking towards full implementation in 2017.