Open Knowledge

Government Spending 10% open


What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? No
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? No(as Pagos a Proveedores published by Dirección Nacional de Contrataciones Públicas)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? No (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The execution of the budget is presented in a financial reporting system:

This indicates that the data exists and is digital but it is aggregated.

Comments about procurement platform which is not considered enough:

  • Quality of the Data (Content): 10, all information is available in great detail.
  • Quality of Data (Structure): 6, the data format is PDF or Excel, which are not the most user-friendly formats.

All government spending must go through the e-procurement platform (source of spending data) except salaries which are exempt from it. The producrement phases are: planning, tender, award, contract, admemends, implementation. At the time of the review, all this information, except "implementation" (which contains the payment information) is available at the open data platfrom from the "Dirección Nacional de Contrataciones Públicas" which can be browsed and downloaded in bulk and via an HTTP API at

However, the individual payment information can still be queried at the provided link, and the DNPC is in the process of integrating this phase in their open data portal.

The information available on the web is constantly updated.

Reviewer comments

Submission fixed (original submission about procurements and tenders).



  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson


  • Juan Pane