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October 20, 2020

New Government Measures Include Social Value in Procurement

By Fiona Hunt In late September 2020, the UK Government released a new plan for delivering greater social value through its procurement processes. The new

October 20, 2020

Consultancy contracts published

Today we’re publishing all of the recent consultancy contracts for the UK. This data is free to download and reuse. There has been high levels

October 14, 2020

Opening Covid contracts

Today we’re openly publishing all of the contracts let by UK public sector for medical equipment and protective workwear. This data is free for anyone

October 8, 2020

How Does Procurement Compare By Country?

-Fiona Hunt. This simple graph gives us a fascinating insight into the respective size of government spending globally. From the recent report by Open Contracting

October 6, 2020

Why Good Data Matters More Than Ever

Governments spend a lot. How we spend this money is important for a whole slew of reasons. We often overlook how well procurement functions on

October 1, 2020

Giving Away Data Makes Business Better

-Ian Makgill Giving away all your data for free sounds like a bad idea, especially when you’re a business whose aim is to sell data.

September 28, 2020

UK Leading Procurement Transparency Alongside Columbia and Ukraine.

By Fiona Hunt. The recent report on global government spending by Open Contracting Partnership and Spend Network, brought to light for the first time, the

September 22, 2020

7 Rules for Data Integrity

Not all data is the same. It might have come from the same source, but how it gets treated is vital. If a data company

September 10, 2020

What Needs To Happen to Open Public Procurement- Skills

-Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network. Our last post in this series of three covers the skills you need to maintain a procurement publication service. Governments

September 9, 2020

What Needs To Happen To Open Public Procurement – Technology

-Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network In the second part of our series,we’re going to look at technology. Getting data into the public sphere can often