Procurement 67% open

Jamaica

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

CSV, HTML, JSON, RDF

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once No There was a challenge in downloading the data. Excel was unable to open the file
Up-to-date No The JIS website uploads the original tender advertisement for public perusal which was found to be up to date. However the data portal had data inclusive of awardees and value of tender up to 2013
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, HTML, JSON, RDF
findable 2
findable_steps On the http://data.gov.jm/ i entered the key word "National Contract" whch lead me to the data set however I was unable to download the data in a csv format
licence_url http://opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-by/
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name National Contracts Commission
characteristics Tenders per government office, Tender name, Tender description, Value of the award, Supplier's name
location http://data.gov.jm/dataset/national-contracts - National Contracts, http://jis.gov.jm/information/procurements/ - GOJ Procurements Page

Reviewer comments

Added CSV as a format for the data available here http://data.gov.jm/dataset/national-contracts. Data is not completely up to date

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Alesha Aris
Last modified   Fri Jan 13 2017 20:01:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)