Procurement 61% open

Costa Rica

What data is expected?

All tenders and awards of the national/federal government aggregated by office. It does not look into procurement planning or other procurement phases. Open procurement data may enable fairer competition among companies, allow to detect fraud, as well as deliver better services for governments and citizens. Monitoring tenders helps new groups to participate in tenders and to increase government compliance. The Index draws on work from the Open Contracting Partnership. See our methodology for more information.

  • Tenders per government office
  • Awards per government office
  • Tender name
  • Tender description
  • Tender status
  • Award title
  • Award description
  • Value of the award
  • Supplier's name

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


Data Location

  • - Website of Contraloría General de la República
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, HTML
    findable 2
    findable_steps It was easy for me because I knew the transparency portal of the Comptroller General of the Republic, which collects all the financial information of public institutions, but this portal does not appear as a result of Internet searches. If it is done by search, the results lead to informative sites, which do not have data or to the portal that contains some data about adjudications that is incomplete and outdated.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Contraloría General de la República
    characteristics Tenders per government office, Awards per government office, Tender name, Tender description, Award title, Award description, Value of the award, Supplier's name
    location - Website of Contraloría General de la República


    The data found are about tenders and awards already closed. There is no centralized information about ongoing processes, as there is no single public procurement system. Originally submitted by Susana Soto

    Reviewer comments

    No changes to the submission. The search allows finding most of the information about the tender, starting with the notices.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 20:24:25 GMT+0000 (UTC)