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Opening Covid Contracts

December 17, 2020
Open data, Procurement

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 to download and reuse in their work.

The data we are publishing is selected on the basis of the category codes that are selected by each buyer when they publish details of each contract. Whenever a new contract is published using one of these key codes, we will update the table.

We hope that this data will be useful to journalists, academics and others who need to monitor public procurement.

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