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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
|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.|
|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.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|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|
|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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