Develop contract monitoring register (NL0047)
Action Plan: Netherlands Action Plan 2020-2022
Action Plan Cycle: 2020
Lead Institution: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Netherlands (hereafter BZK)
Support Institution(s): Other Actors Involved State actors involved Formal representative: Chief Procurement Officer of the Dutch National Government (André Weimar) CSOs, private sector, multilate rals, working groups Open State Foundation
Policy AreasAnti-Corruption, E-Government, Open Contracting and Public Procurement, Public Procurement
What is the public problem that the Transparency on public procurement results in more efficient public spending, prevents corruption and gives every company a fair chance to win a government contract. The Netherlands publishes about 20.000 23 commitment will address? tenders and contracts on TenderNed.nl every year and several other procurement related datasets can be found on data.overheid.nl and the European Data Portal. However, transparency on procurement is only effective if data is being re-used by the government, companies, journalists and civil society. At this moment, the data is not used to the full potential.
What is the commitment? The development of the contract register and stakeholders’ ability to access and analyse all publicly available information about public procurement in the Netherlands in a one-stop-shop information and engagement platform.
How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem? The Dutch Ministry of Interior Affairs will improve the accessibility of Dutch procurement data by developing a contract register in cooperation with a variety of stakeholders and promote the re-use of this data with these stakeholders. This will lead to: a. Increased capacities of the Dutch and foreign business to participate in the public procurement in the Netherlands by gaining new intelligence from the existing data and tools b. Increased intelligence capacity of the Dutch government to analyze the performance of public procurement in the Netherlands c. Increased capacity of the Dutch non-governmental actors, including CSOs and academia to monitor public procurement in the Netherlands.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? The policy of the Dutch government resulting from the Open Government Partnership Action Plan is not only to publish the data, but also actively start a dialogue with stakeholders and re-users about the data. By doing so opportunities are created and improved for the public and companies to participate in the way the state buys. And afterwards to hold the state officials accountable to their actions When the Dutch contract register is ready based on the wishes of re-users the register will be launched at an official event where we will also organize a European conference to share experiences with other EU member states. In this way the Dutch government wants to share best practices on building a contract register outside of the national borders, but also wants to learn from other EU members states which have a different or better approach.
Additional information The project is linked to “Inkopen met Impact” (“Procurement with Impact”), the strategy of the Dutch Government to ensure government procurement is social, sustainable and innovative. BZK is working together with the Open State Foundation on this project. The estimated budget of the project Contract Register is € 265,795. The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has awarded a grant of € 199,346 under the Connections Europe Facility (CEF) Telecommunications Sector. Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Start Date: End Date: 24 Analysis of the requirements and preparation of specifications of the Contract Register 01-12-2020 01-05-2021 Development of the contract register and testing 01-05-2021 01-05-2022 Communication and dissemination activities 01-03-2022 01-06-2022