New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP) has a project underway to make data on contracts awarded by government open and more accessible, as part of the Open Government Partnership.
As part of the project, contract award notices will be published in a more usable format so people can search and view what contracts government agencies have awarded, to whom and their value. This will allow greater transparency of spend as the public will more easily be able to access information on the contracts that government agencies are awarding.
Contract award data is currently available on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) but it is not currently published in an open data format. With data in a more accessible format, there may be increased public interest on contract award notices, so it is important that agencies go back to GETS to post the outcome of their procurement.
We’ll be taking a phased approach to releasing this data and will provide you with more details in the coming months. In the meantime, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about how to post your contract award notices.
The Open Government Partnership, launched in 2011, is an international agreement by governments to be more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. The State Services Commission leads this in New Zealand.
Read about the Open Government Partnership and New Zealand’s Action Plan.