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Why the Open Contracting Standard matters.

Ian Makgill
Jan 11, 2016 · 1 min read

Open Contracting, a project to encourage the open publication of public sector contracting data, is establishing a data standard for contracting and procurement data (http://standard.open-contracting.org/). Much of this work has been done by the prolific and highly talented Tim Davies, who is breathing life into the standard.

As more and more public money is directed to companies, it becomes increasingly critical to ensure this money actually meets the needs of citizens; better data has the chance to deliver new insights into the trillions of dollars spent by governments every year.

Our blog sets out four reasons why we’re strong advocates of the standard: https://openopps.com/blog/post/11/why-the-open-contracting-data-standard-matters/.

Update: details of the Open Contracting Partnership’s funding arrangements are here: http://www.open-contracting.org/our_transparency

Understanding spend

Thoughts and analysis on public purchasing from the team behind openopps.com and spendnetwork.com

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Working on @spendnetwork, trying to make sense of the world’s procurement data by opening it up.

Understanding spend

Thoughts and analysis on public purchasing from the team behind openopps.com and spendnetwork.com

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