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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

September 8, 2020

What Needs To Happen to Open Public Procurement- Policy

-Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network In this three-part series, I’m going to cover the basic requirements for implementing a contracting transparency initiative, starting with policy.

September 3, 2020

Quantifying Global Public Procurement: Our Methodology

The Open Contracting Report ‘Global Procurement Spend’, is to our knowledge, the most comprehensive study of global public procurement yet. We are proud to be

September 3, 2020

How Transparency Benefits Suppliers

Why suppliers gain from better data on their markets. -Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network. Better information creates better outcomes for those bidding into a market.

September 2, 2020

Understanding Global Procurement

Why are we looking at procurement globally, when collaboration between countries is so difficult? Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network Analysing public procurement on a global

September 1, 2020

$13 Trillion – The Global Value Of Public Procurement

Ian Makgill, Alex Yeung, Lindsey Marchessault  We often hear about the scale of public procurement. With vast sums of money at stake, it is important

August 31, 2020

Our Partnership With Open Contracting

-Ian Makgill, Founder, Spend Network We’re passionate advocates for contracting transparency. Not just because it makes it harder for corrupt officials and their partners, but

August 27, 2020

Which Country’s Purchasing Changed During The Covid-19 Crisis?

  Looking at the data on tenders over the past twelve months gives some insight into the ways that different governments are operating during the