Open Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2018-2020
Progress Report: (Commitment Complete)
Commitment 12: Open Procurement
Lead agency: The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Objective: To publish the data on government-awarded contracts that is currently publicly available on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) as open data.
Ambition: It will be easy for people to find and access published GETS information for contracts awarded by government agencies that are subject to the Government Procurement Rules. This will increase the level of trust the public has in procurement as it will be possible to analyse what contracts government agencies are awarding, what the expected spend and which businesses have been awarded contracts.
OGP values: Transparency, Accountability, Technology and Innovation
Design with Stats NZ and the public a more usable format for this data.
Start/End dates: October 2018 - June 2019
Publish the results of the first milestone, for example information on what format the data will be released in and if we need to publish supporting material to help people interpret the data.
Start/End dates: July 2019 - December 2019
Publish the Contract Award notices online in the agreed usable format.
Start/End dates: June 2020 - On-going
What we have been doing
This Commitment is complete
Links – evidence of progress and milestones achieved
New Zealand procurement open data report:
- MBIE website: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/cross-government-functions/new-zealand-government-procurement-and-property/open-data/
- govt.nz website: https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/new-zealand-government-procurement-award-notices
- NZGPP newsletter item about the Open Data Open Potential event hosted by Statistics New Zealandhttps://www.procurement.govt.nz/about-us/news/open-data-open-potential-event/
- Blog story about our work on the data.govt.nz websitehttps://www.data.govt.nz/blog/making-procurement-data-more-accessible/
The New Zealand Government Procurement Open Data Project Team
From left to right: Dave Price, Alison Goffin, Alex Collie, Eileen Moughan, and Dan Palazzetti