Procurement 44% open

Northern Ireland

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


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Lengthy user agreement based around use of portal for tendering purposes rather than as a method of obtaining data. No licensing information
Downloadable at once No Only the first/most recent 2000 rows of opportunities/tenders can be exported
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available No To be granted full access to the System, the Supplier must register each person which the Supplier wishes to be a Supplier User by providing the required registration data and specifying a user ID and password.
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format XLS
findable 2
findable_steps Google procurement northern ireland. Found eSourcing tendering site. Find Past Opportunites list and export.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Unknown
Controlled access Yes
characteristics Tender name, Tender description, Tender status For each past tender data is available about the tender. No data appears to be available about the contract. Aggregated data is not produced.
location - eSourcingNI, - Crown Commercial Services, - Past Opportunities Tendering to Northern Ireland public agencies is carried out via the eSourcing portal which lists opportunities. NI companies can also avail of UK government opportunities via the Crown Commercial Service, however, NI public sector does not use this resource

Reviewer comments

No changes to the submission

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Bob Harper
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 17:09:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)