Posting procurement data publicly is a powerful tool for governments looking to transform their procurement processes. In this workshop we explored how the principles of the open data movement—which aims to make government data available to the public, free of charge, with no restrictions on use, and easy to access—applies to procurement data, including questions such as:
Opening your procurement data can have a real impact on efforts to make procurement more efficient, effective, equitable, transparent, and innovative. In this workshop we shared ideas to help you get started.
This event was especially designed for cities pursuing What Works Cities certification, and provided support in meeting the RDC7 criterion: "Your local government embeds opening and sharing data throughout the entire procurement process lifecycle in order to increase bid competitiveness and strengthen procurement transparency and accountability."