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5 Steps to Start Sharing Procurement Data

Quick Read: 5 Steps to Start Sharing Procurement Data

Open data refers to data or content that is publicly accessible, timely, and free for anyone to use, manipulate, and share for any purpose and without legal restriction. Broadly, open data can improve government transparency, increase public engagement (raising awareness of needs and improving the delivery of public services), enable innovation and economic value creation (e.g., creation of third-party apps), and even increase government efficiency by making data in one department easier to access by another department.

This guide will help procurement teams that have not yet published open data understand what open data is, how it benefits governments, procurement staff and vendors, and how they can get started. You'll learn whom to involve, how to choose what data to share, how to prepare the data before making it public, and how to publish it.