Procurement 85% open

Latvia

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 According to the Freedom of Information Law the information that is published by institutions providing state functions is interpreted as "generally accessible information" that is compatible with the Public domain approach. The law does not require for the institutions to publish declarations or licenses with the information (they can be provided on voluntary basis). The http://open.iub.gov.lv/ also says that this is an open data service and that there are no conditions for the reuse of this information.
In an open and machine-readable format XML The dataset uses a custom and very detailed XML data format that is described at http://open.iub.gov.lv/download/file/XML_strukturu_apraksts_v1.0.pdf
Downloadable at once No Downloads are broken down by date. In order to retrieve data covering more than one day you would need to retrieve multiple files but that can be done automatically.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Went to the IUB site (the organization in charge of public procurement, I knew its URL) and clicked the menu option "Atvērtie dati" The menu item "Atvērtie dati" is clearly noticeable on the IUB site.
licence_url http://open.iub.gov.lv/ The Freedom of Information Law: http://www.vvc.gov.lv/export/sites/default/docs/LRTA/Likumi/Freedom_of_Information_Law.doc
Collected by government Yes
usability 3 Data is ready for automatic processing.
collector_name Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs (IUB) The bureau for public procurement supervision. https://www.iub.gov.lv/
characteristics 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
location http://open.iub.gov.lv/ - Iepirkumu uzraudzības biroja atvērto datu (Open IUB) serviss, ftp://open.iub.gov.lv/ - FTP server holding the data files

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Meta data

Data location   http://open.iub.gov.lv/ - Iepirkumu uzraudzības biroja atvērto datu (Open IUB) serviss
   ftp://open.iub.gov.lv/ - FTP server holding the data files
Data licence   http://open.iub.gov.lv/
Data format   XML
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Uldis Bojars
Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 20:48:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)