Open Knowledge

Procurement tenders 45% open


What data is expected?

All tenders and awards of the national/federal government aggregated by office. Monitoring tenders can help new groups to participate in tenders and increase government compliance. Data submitted in this category must be aggregated by office, updated at least monthly & satisfy the following minimum criteria:


  • tenders name
  • tender description
  • tender status


  • Award title
  • Award description
  • value of the award
  • suppliers name

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Útboð - Government Purchases published by Ríkiskaup)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Ríkiskaup has a list of recent public tenders and awards on their website:

The awards do not always show who was awarded nor do they always provide a description. Open tenders do show suppliers and the value. Sometimes the data is available on the site in the right field so in all likelihood this is caused by the data not being put on the website, but according to a conversation with Ríkiskaup this is all recorded in a computer system.

Reviewer comments

Information is sufficient to classify as openly available. Updated.



  • Georg Neumann


  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson