Map of Europe from the time of Charlemagne
Map of Europe from the time of Charlemagne

The European Procurement Report. An Assessment

December 17, 2020
Analysis, Procurement

The data analysis from our recent report, An Assessment of European Procurement Around Covid, shows that the C-19 pandemic has affected procurement data across Europe.

Publishing volumes for procurement data are generally down and data on Covid-19 procurement appears incomplete in most countries except for France and the UK. This is likely owing to the circumstances of the pandemic, including emergency procurement regulations enacted throughout Europe.

From our analysis, there does not appear to be any significant outliers. The few outliers that we found (e.g. Luxembourg) could be explained through a deep dive of the data. Omissions, such as the distribution of contracts by procedure type, means that those countries that supplied more data, (such as the UK), are seen as outliers when the evidence is not conclusive.No country excels in this, although some, such as the UK, stand out as better publishers.

With better data completeness and better quality data, better comparisons can be made.

It is hoped as the emergency is controlled and normalcy returns, that procurement data publishing trends return to or exceed pre-pandemic levels. Find all the detail of our Assessment of European Procurement Around Covid here 

If you have procurement data needs that we could assist with, or you’d like to discuss any of our projects in more detail, feel free to get in touch.

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