Procurement 67% 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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - BOAMP Procurement tenders database
  • - PLACE Partial procurement awards yearly datasets
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    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
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, HTML, XLS
    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.

    Reviewer comments

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

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
    Submitters   Open Knowledge
    Last modified   Wed Dec 28 2016 00:51:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)