Opening Up Procurement Data
Drawing on our experience collaborating with country governments over 20 years, DG employs a practical, learning-based approach to helping governments open their procurement data. At the core of our Open Contracting and Procurement vision lies the OC Explorer (OCE) – it’s the foundation on which our OC tools are built.
The OC Explorer also often works hand-in-hand with the DG Toolkit, our flexible, customizable, and ready-to-launch set of code modules used as a ‘base’ from which we build new systems.
The OC Explorer and the DG Toolkit
Using OCE, we take data directly from government sources and convert and publish the data in the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), allowing it to be viewed through a suite of interactive tools for data visualization and in-depth analytics. OCE contains a library of about 20 usable, useful visualizations built on OCDS-compliant data. The Open Contracting Explorer contains three open-source tools: