Procurement 70% open


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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, HTML, XLS
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date No The awards dataset is only updated yearly and has been published on an irregular basis and inconsistent formats for the last five years
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 2
findable_steps Searched "marchés publics" on, found tenders data and various incomplete datasets for awards
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Ministry of Finance
characteristics Tenders per government office, Tender name, Tender description, Tender status, Award title, Award description, Value of the award, Supplier's name
location - BOAMP Procurement tenders database, - PLACE Partial procurement awards yearly datasets Procurements data (both tenders and awarded contracts) is available as open data. However 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. The dataset on the last years procurement tenders is an extract of PLACE, the national procurement marketplace, still not mandatory and only including volunteer administrations (about 50%). 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 but there are some, such as CNIL and the City of Poitiers.

No changes made to the submission. The format in which files are compressed makes use of the data really complicated.

Meta data

Data location - BOAMP Procurement tenders database - PLACE Partial procurement awards yearly datasets
Data licence
Data format   CSV, HTML, XLS
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Open Knowledge
Last modified   Wed Dec 28 2016 00:51:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)