Open Knowledge

Procurement tenders 60% 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? Yes (Proprietary format .ushay)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Servicio Nacional de Contratación Pública)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The public procurement portal (Portal de Compras Públicas) gathers information about all procurement processes, budgets and contracts from all government offices. It is required to register as a supplier in order to get access to the data which is published in a proprietary format called Ushay and sometimes in pdf. The supplier agreement states that all rights to publish, reproduce, distribute and transform content from the portal belong to Servicio Nacional de Contratación Pública.

Reviewer comments

Submission correct.



  • Georg Neumann


  • Eduardo Bejar