Transparency of Public Procurement Procedures


Challenger : Etalab


In a nutshell : How can the essential data of public procurement allow economic operators easier access to public market?

Public procurement is the procedure through which public authorities are using public money, purchase works, services or supplies from the private sector. This is for example how around 14% of GDP of the EU is spent.

While many countries have a digital procurement system covering notices for works, services and supplies, even though below-threshold notices are not obligatory, many contracting authorities choose to give publicity to the notices in order to ensure visibility and transparency of their procurement process.

The data comes from public procurement local standard, based on local regulations and often provided with mistakes, as given by contracting authorities. The OCDS, Open Contracting Data Standard, aims at providing a global open data standard to publish procurement data in a standardized way around the world.

In October 2018 in France, public procurement data is about to be published with data coming from both local governments as well as central government.

Who is buying what and where? What are they buying? Who responds and participates? Who is awarded the contract in the end? Which procedure is used, which award criteria? What is the value of the contract?

Challenger representative: Romain Talès

Mentors: Colin Maudry + Marion Paclot + Romain Talès (also Challenger)