DIGIWHIST Recommendations for the Implementation of Open Public Procurement Data. An Implementer‘s Guide.

Mihály Fazekas, Mara Mendes

Based on our current DIGIWHIST research, Mara Mendes (Open Knowledge Foundation Germany) and Mihály Fazekas (University of Cambridge) have created a catalogue of nine recommendations for governments on how to best publish procurement data. Providing comprehensive public procurement information free of charge in an easy-to-use format to all interested parties is expected to increase market transparency, decrease transaction costs, and facilitate government accountability.

A well-functioning central public procurement platform should contribute to achieving value for money in public procurement as well as increase integrity throughout the public sector. The DIGIWHIST portal opentender.eu featuring all of the above functionalities will be launched in 2017, filling the gap where source data quality allows.

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