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Open public procurement data (IT0067)



Action Plan: Italy Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Economics and Finance & CONSIP

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Open Contracting and Public Procurement, Open Data, Public Procurement

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



Short description
Publishing datasets on purchases made by public administrations using the digital platform (i) tenders, (ii) directory of authorized public administrations (iii) directory and
participations of businesses, (iv) catalogue of goods and services, (v) negotiations, (vi) purchases.

General objective
Provide information about the Programme for the rationalization of public procurement in an open
format in order to enhance transparency of administrative action and share information resources
among public administrations, suppliers, civil society and citizens.

Current situation
The dissemination of Public Sector Information (PSI) is no longer a recommendation but an obligation as a result of
the latest EU Directives.
Italy adopted innovative legislation on how to manage public data access not only by embracing the principle of
"Open data by default", but also establishing value enhancing policies, tools and guidelines to facilitate the
production of high quality, usable and interoperable open data.
The idea of openness in PA is not something new and historically PA has been producing, collecting and distributing
structured and certified information. PA itself benefits from Open Data as a tool to facilitate interoperability with
consequent management cost reduction. Open data strengthen the concept of "value" of information, in addition
to transparency, and allow citizens to inspire PA itself.

The project is aimed at exploiting the possibility for public administrations, suppliers and citizens to share
information and cooperate. More specifically, the objective is to provide in an open format: (i) all the information
regarding the Rationalization Programme; (ii) foster the exchange of information between public and private actors
using the Linked Open Data approach.
The web site has been online since September 2016. It was developed using open source SW and is
hosted on a cloud infrastructure. It allows users to explore five categories of datasets - Administrations, Suppliers,
Tenders, Participations and Catalogues – including, respectively, information on ordering administrations and
authorized/contracted suppliers, calls for tender issued by Consip under the Programme, the participations of
suppliers in tenders and the catalogues of available goods and services.
Consistently with the Guidelines issued by Agid in 2016 on the enhancement of the public stock of information,
datasets have the CC BY 4.0 license and are freely reusable also for commercial purposes. They are provided in an
.CSV open format and with an API, and include “metadata” to facilitate their correct interpretation by users. The
catalogue of metadata is integrated in the National Open Data Catalogue on and complies with the
DCAT-AP_IT profile.
Datasets are thoroughly updated on a monthly basis and cover the previous three year period. The website also
contains a section with summary indicators for non-practitioners to easily understand the Programme for the
Rationalization of public procurement. The Portal will play a key role in ensuring the accessibility and
use of the information produced in, the possibility to ask for new information and provide
evaluation feedback.

Expected results
The project, after the completion of the following phases – phase 2 "Publication of new datasets and infographics
on Negotiations and Purchases in the .csv format" and phase 3 "Publication of data in the Linked Open Data format
and monitoring of the use of published datasets by other private or public entities" – will allow citizens to monitor
the value and quality of public procurement.
More in detail, the new datasets provided in Phase 2 will be specialized for each instrument (Convention, Framework
Agreement, MEPA, SDAPA) to privilege their peculiarities and reduce the complexity of interpretation. It will be
possible to analyze the expenditure on the Program per type of goods / service identified by CPV, per type of
administration, by geographical area (region) of the supplier and PA. The dataset for Orders under Convention, for
example, provide aggregate information about the orders number and orders value for goods and services, about
utilities consumption, about the number of PAs and Suppliers. The MEPA negotiation datasets, aggregated for
tender and habilitation category (lots), include indicators such as the number of RDOs published and stipulated in
the year, the total value of auction bases and contracts, the total number of contracting PAs and participating
suppliers, invitation modalities and average number of invited operators, the average time required by the
The harmonization of activities in the different project phases and the ongoing evolution of the same as a result of
feedbacks received by the "open data community" are ensured by a governance project line. The higher
accountability level achieved will be an advantage for all players and stakeholders in the public procurement sector.


  1. Open Data

    IT0057, 2019, Access to Information

  2. Transparency

    IT0058, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Register of Beneficial Owners

    IT0059, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  4. Support to Participation

    IT0060, 2019, Capacity Building

  5. Regulation of Stakeholders

    IT0061, 2019, E-Government

  6. Culture of Open Government

    IT0062, 2019, E-Government

  7. Corruption Prevention

    IT0063, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Simplification, Performance, and Equal Opportunities

    IT0064, 2019, E-Government

  9. Digital Services

    IT0065, 2019, Capacity Building

  10. Digital Citizenship and Skills

    IT0066, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. Shared National Agenda for the Enhancement of Public Data

    IT0023, 2016, Access to Information

  12. Opening Data on Mobility Through Opentrasporti

    IT0024, 2016, Access to Information

  13. Starred commitment Istat Linked Open Data

    IT0025, 2016, Access to Information

  14. Access and Reuse of Data from the Education System

    IT0026, 2016, Access to Information

  15. OpenCUP Portal – National Registry of Public Investment Projects

    IT0027, 2016, Access to Information

  16. Firenze Open Data

    IT0028, 2016, Access to Information

  17. FOIA: Implementation and Monitoring

    IT0029, 2016, Access to Information

  18. (More) Transparent Administration

    IT0030, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Social Networks for Transparency in PA

    IT0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Transparency of Data on Penitentiaries

    IT0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Consip Tenders’ Dashboard

    IT0033, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  22. Transparent Milan: Public Registry of Elected and Appointed Representatives

    IT0034, 2016, E-Government

  23. Starred commitment Open Administration Week

    IT0035, 2016, Public Participation

  24. Strategy for Participation

    IT0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Public Works 2.0

    IT0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Starred commitment Rome Cooperates

    IT0038, 2016, Access to Information

  27. Bologna Decides and Transforms

    IT0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Supporting and Protecting Whistleblowers

    IT0040, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  29. Follow the UBB

    IT0041, 2016, Access to Information

  30. Opencoesione Plus

    IT0042, 2016, Access to Information

  31. OPENAID 2.0

    IT0043, 2016, Access to Information

  32. Anticorruption Academy

    IT0044, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  33. Network of Digital Animators

    IT0045, 2016, E-Government

  34. Schoolkit: a Strategy to Value Best Practices in Education

    IT0046, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Monitor the Education Reform “La Buona Scuola”

    IT0047, 2016, Capacity Building

  36. Transparency Registry of the Ministry for Economic Development

    IT0048, 2016, Capacity Building

  37. Roma Capitale - Transparent Agenda

    IT0049, 2016, Capacity Building

  38. Transparent Milan: Public Agenda of Meetings of Public Decision-Makers

    IT0050, 2016, E-Government

  39. Italia.It

    IT0051, 2016, Capacity Building

  40. Starred commitment Deployment of SPID to Support Innovation

    IT0052, 2016, Access to Justice

  41. Observatory on Digital Rights

    IT0053, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Lecce - Start-Up in the City

    IT0054, 2016, Capacity Building

  43. Promoting Digital Skills

    IT0055, 2016, Capacity Building

  44. Becoming Digital Citizens

    IT0056, 2016, Capacity Building

  45. Open public procurement data

    IT0067, 2016, Access to Information

  46. Transparent regulations

    IT0068, 2016, E-Government

  47. Digitalize administrative processes

    IT0069, 2016, Access to Information

  48. Environmental evaluations portal

    IT0070, 2016, E-Government

  49. Digital system for waste managment data

    IT0071, 2016, E-Government

  50. Guidelines for Senate consultations

    IT0072, 2016, Public Participation

  51. Participa!

    IT0017, 2014, E-Government

  52. Equip Public Administrations (PA) for Participation

    IT0018, 2014, Capacity Building

  53. TransPArenti+1

    IT0019, 2014, Access to Information

  54. Open Data Portal

    IT0020, 2014, Access to Information

  55. Starred commitment Follow the Money (Soldipubblici)

    IT0021, 2014, Access to Information

  56. Digital Citizenship

    IT0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  57. Transparency Portal

    IT0001, 2012, E-Government

  58. Better Regulatory Framework Against Corruption Within the Public Administration

    IT0002, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  59. Starred commitment Information System on the Status of Actions Falling Under the Unitary Regional Planning

    IT0003, 2012, E-Government

  60. Cost Measurement and Reduction

    IT0004, 2012, Public Participation

  61. How To... (Initiative to Promote Transparency on Public Authority’S Websites)

    IT0005, 2012, E-Government

  62. Quantitative and Qualitative Development of Relations with Citizens and PA Stakeholders

    IT0006, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  63. Facilitate Publication and Reuse of Public Data

    IT0007, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  64. Enhancing the National Open Data Portal (Www.Dati.Gov.It)

    IT0008, 2012, Access to Information

  65. Promoting National Open Data Standards

    IT0009, 2012, Access to Information

  66. National Open Data Contest

    IT0010, 2012, Access to Information

  67. Preparation of the National Plan for Smart Communities

    IT0011, 2012, Local Commitments

  68. Public Consultation on New Policies and New Legislations

    IT0012, 2012, Public Participation

  69. Enhancing Participation and Collaboration in Territorial Innovative Actions

    IT0013, 2012, Local Commitments

  70. Opening up of New Areas for Public Service Development and Delivery

    IT0014, 2012,

  71. ICT Infrastructure Enhancement in Public Administrations

    IT0015, 2012, E-Government

  72. Cloud Computing Strategic Plan, Creation of PA Data Centres Within a Public-Private Partnership

    IT0016, 2012, E-Government

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