D4.4 Monitoring European Tenders (MET): Public procurement risk assessment software for authorities

Francesco Calderoni, Riccardo Milani, Martina Rotondi, Carlotta Carbone, Ernesto Savona, Michele Riccardi, Marina Mancuso

Monitoring European Tenders – MET (https://monitoringeutenders.eu) – is a risk assessment software for public authorities to assess the degree of integrity of European public procurement procedures. MET is based on data collected from the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) for the period 2009-2017 and on the risk indicators developed by the project DIGIWHIST.
The aim of MET is to provide public authorities engaged in procurement activities with an easy-to-use software that can guide the users in the identification of risky contracts. Moreover, the MET software provides insights on the degree of integrity of the suppliers, based on their participation in opaque procedures and other characteristics at firm level.
To reach these goals, the software provides three main channels for data exploration. The first is the search by country. Data have been collected for 34 jurisdictions (28 EU Member States, Armenia, Switzerland, Georgia, Iceland, Norway and Serbia). The second way to explore data is on the basis of the actor (contracting authority or supplier) name. The third is by typing the tender id. In the following, more details are provided on the different data searching strategies.
Once accessed, the software provides a detailed tutorial introducing the exploration modes. Along with the tutorial, MET provides a glossary which defines the procurement indicators used (procurement integrity and administrative capacity indicators).
Besides static information, the software allows to customise the risk associated to each lot. The function allows to differentially weight indicators based on their relative importance attributed by the user.
After some filtering procedures, it is possible to download the selected data. This allows the users to integrate and process these data alongside with their own information.

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