Opening Up Public Procurement Data (LT0031)
Action Plan: Lithuania Action Plan 2021-2023
Action Plan Cycle: 2021
Lead Institution: Public Procurement Office
Support Institution(s): The opening of data in the Open Contracting Data format involves procurement of a public consultation.
Policy AreasAccess to Information, Anti-Corruption, E-Government, Open Contracting and Public Procurement, Open Data, Public Procurement
Status quo and problem addressed by the commitment The Public Procurement Office publishes on the Central Public Procurement Information System (hereinafter, ’the CPPIS’) public procurement notices, reports, annual procurement plans and contracts. Public procurement data are not conveniently displayed for analysis of efficient and transparent use of funds. To change this situation, data on public procurement notices, reports, annual procurement plans and contracts will be opened up.
Problem solution/commitment The problem will be addressed through the development of technological capabilities for publishing public procurement data. • Create raw public procurement data sets and their metadata. • Publish public procurement data on the Open Public Procurement Data Portal. • Generate data from raw data in Open Contracting Data format.
Main objective Open up public procurement data on the Open Public Procurement Data Portal.
How will the commitment contribute to the public problem? The creation of an open Public Procurement Data Portal will provide access for procurement promoters, citizens and businesses to cross-cutting public procurement data, and publicity is the most effective tool to achieve transparency in public procurement.
What steps will be taken towards this objective? Distribute over time planned steps and expected outcomes
Step and its description Expected practical outcome Start date End date 1. Create public procurement data sets (international, simplified procedure and low value procurement reports and contracts) and their metadata Opened up public procurement and contract data 01/06/2020 31/12/2020 2. Build data sets for concessions and defence sector reports and their metadata Opened up data of concessions and defence sector reports 01/06/2020 31/03/2021 3. Publish public procurement data on the Open Public Procurement Data Portal Publicly accessible data suitable for machine reading 01/06/2020 31/12/2020 4. Opening up data in Open Contracting Data format. Opened up data accessible in Open Contracting Data format. 01/01/2021 31/12/2022
How is the commitment relevant to the values of transparency, accountability, and civic participation? Opening up public procurement data is one way to increase the transparency and accountability in public procurement: • it will improve the value added of procurement and help the state to save public finances; • it will help create a fairer business environment; • it will provide for better communication with the public and increase trust; • it will reduce circumstances conducive to corruption.
Additional information The Public Procurement Office is implementing data opening by its own efforts. The data will be later transferred to the Information Society Development Committee in the framework of the project ‘Implementation of open data platforms enabling effective public-sector information reuse for business and creation of data management tools’.