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? Yes(Here)
- Is the data available for free? Yes
- Is the data machine readable? Yes (XML)
- Available in bulk? No
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
- Publicly available? Yes(as Annonces publiées au Bulletin officiel des annonces de marchés publics (BOAMP) published by DILA, Service du Premier Ministre)
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
- Does the data exist? Yes
Procurements data (both tenders and awarded contracts) is available as open data. However there are challenges with the data:
Tenders data fit nearly perfectly since recently the requirements, regularily published by DILA as the BOAMP database under the Open Licence as lots of XML files. The bulk criteria does not apply to this dataset.
Awards data only provides procurement from a portion of the central governmental entities (see here and here), estimated to represent only 40 to 60% of the global amount awarded each year. This dataset is only updated yearly and has been published on an irregular basis and inconsistent formats for the last four years making the bulk criteria not applicable to the French dataset.
The dataset on 2014 procurement tenders is an extract of PLACE, the national procurement marketplace. It includes tenders name, description of the tenders and status of the buying unit, supplier name, award title, date of the notification (DAY/MONTH) city, zip code, value of the award, description of the award, if it was attributed to an SME.
Data on procurement tenders by some sub-national entities (city, departments, regions) and independant administrative authorities are generally not present on data.gouv.fr but there are some, such as CNIL and the City of Poitiers.
After further examination, the reviewer and the submitter decided that the dataset does not meet the requirements of bulk download. We emphasis that this measurement looks only at data openness, and there is still work to be done about the quality and the completeness of the data.
- Mor Rubinstein
- Georg Neumann