About Us

We use data to help governments and their suppliers to create better deals and to forge lasting partnerships.

Who we work with

Here are some of the organisations that rely on our data and services:

Our people

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Ian Makgill

Ian has over 20 years experience of working in public sector procurement. Ian started Spend Network in 2001, focussing on using data to provide improved insights into the public sector market, Ian has worked with tier one suppliers, small businesses, NGOs and Governments in over 20 different countries.

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Erin Clark

Erin Clark is a developer within the OpenOpps team. She is skilled in Python, C++ and SQL and experienced in data compliance and analysis. Erin holds a degree in Physics from Sussex University and is currently working on a PHD in quantum machine learning.

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Sim Kennedy

Sim Kennedy is the lead developer of our OpenOpps platform. He is an experienced Python developer with a background in statistical research. He has worked on a wide range of procurement data and research projects using C++, Javascript, HTML, PostgreSQL, Linux, RDBMS, NoSQL, Machine Learning, Server Management, and Heroku.

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Alex Yeung

Alex Yeung is head of research at Spend Network with 12 years experience of managing high impact, strategic research projects in the private and public sectors. Alex holds an MSc from Birkbeck College and a BA in History from King’s College London.

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Dora Homoki

Dora Homoki is a Data Analyst at Spend Network. Her responsibility is the monitoring and managing of the ETL process and the improvement of the data and its overall quality. She has history of working in the finance sector and 3 years experience of data analysis. She has a degree in sociology focused on statistics.

Our Story

We’re a team with a big goal: to collect every public tender and contract in the world and make it freely and openly available to everyone on OpenOpps.com.

Procurement often has access to valuable data, but frequently fails to use the data to deliver better outcomes, both for suppliers and buyers.

We exist to use data to improve a a market valued at £13trn a year.

Our analysis can predict poor performance, bad tendering and new savings opportunities. We can monitor market efficiency and look for new suppliers to increase competition.

Modern statistical analysis techniques have transformed finance, sport and agriculture; it is time for procurement to catch up, to gather better data and use it to deliver better services and better value for its citizens.

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