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Building a pan-European platform to aggregate public procurement data and deliver commercial services for SMEs powered by open data

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Presentation at Share-PSI.eu Workshop held in Brussels, May 10th, 2011. Euroalert show case as a company that is creating value added services on top of public sector information (government …

Presentation at Share-PSI.eu Workshop held in Brussels, May 10th, 2011. Euroalert show case as a company that is creating value added services on top of public sector information (government contracts data) at a pan-eu level.

Also presented at the 1st Digital Agenda Assembly 16th June ("01. Open data and re-use of public sector information" workshop)

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  • 1. Powered by opendata Building a pan-European platform to aggregate public procurement data and deliver commercial services for SMEs powered by open dataDigital Agenda Assembly Jose L. Marín de la IglesiaBrussels, 16 June 2011 http://twitter.com/jluismarin
  • 2. How are we going to spend the next 7 m? Talking Open Data pan­EU approach to  deliver information services based on  government contracts dataHashtags: #daa11psi #opendata
  • 3. What is open data for? Transparency Helps citizens to make better decisions Create added-value information products and services
  • 4. Companies powered by open data
  • 5. What is Euroalert.net? is a private held company who providesvalue added information services related to pan-EU matters: EU News EU Funding EU Law Public procurement data
  • 6. 10ders IS: Aggregating public contracts Pan­European platform aggregating  public contracts in the EU 2155 B Euros (17% EU GDP) Users Journals and Official Gazettes Associations Procurement Platforms Authorities Buyer profiles SMEs Agencies Deliver innovative and cost­effective products  & services for SMEs, to help them to increase  competitiveness in EU public markets
  • 7. 10ders IS: Aggregating public contracts The idea is simple... ...The challenge is huge! Technical Legal Cultural
  • 8. Adding value to public procurement data Permanent Official Machine-readable Sources Timely Primary Licensed, reviewable gathers, understands, indexes, enriches API: opXML searches, filters, mashes-up ADDS VALUE Re-packages, Distributes, Publishes WEB WIDGETS PRODUCTSERVICES WINNER REPORTS GTW Users Associations SPARQL LISTS ALERTS CLOUD Pubic AuthoritiesENDPOINT SMEs Agencies
  • 9. Automatic Publication: Widgets & WS Creating more useful websites to attract new users with customized contents which are updated automatically in a very cost-effective way Bringing information from official sources closer to users, so they can reach the relevant contents with less number of clicks Releasing resources from tracking official references, so they can be allocated to other tasks which involve higher value for their public
  • 10. Alerts with contract opportunities and awards Wide range of criteria: different countries, more than 9000 different CPV product codes, keywords, types of announcement, etc. The best available tender search technology, combined with our expert advice
  • 11. Data mining for Market intelligence Product Reports Is your distributor in France, Germany or the UKtaking advantage of procurement opportunities in those countries and bidding with your products or services?Which are the companies that win more contractsselling similar or complementary products in their localmarkets or in other countries?Which are the characteristics of the products andservices your competitors are offering in othercountries? Which one would be your best business partner to distribute your products abroad? Lists of contract winners
  • 12. Some 2010 figures: data managed Over 425.000 documents Over 400.000 M€ in public contracts Nearly 500.000 contract awards Over 9.000 legal pieces Over 40.000 contracting authorities Over 100.000 new awarded companies Operating database of 160 GB + 10 GB metadata Clients in 15 countries
  • 13. Business model(s)Subsidized CertificationSubscription Traffic generationAdvertising DifferentiationTransformation Apps Sale
  • 14. Some Clients who trust Euroalert
  • 15. Main challengesTechnical Not unified data structures Storing big data Multiple languages Fragmentation in thousands of sources Legal Licensing Business model(s) Inexpensive Conflict Resolution Cultural Open data awareness among Authorities
  • 16. Our real challenge Unlocking the data NOT the right approach
  • 17. Euroalert approach to unlocking data Formal request addressed to data holder Sometimes presentation of the objectives License agreement signature and sometimes complaint placement :( Data re-use of new source within 10ders IS Upgrade of current products
  • 18. What does Euroalert suggest to data holders? No need to invest much at first Any data structure is ok if its slightly documented Update timely according to reliable criteria License for commercial exploitation Automatic download (URIs, API, WS, even email attach) Release whatever format is convenient, later on you can improve Machine readable – RAW DATA – Any format is OK PDF or HTML is not enough Re-users will invest if theres value
  • 19. translated to Sir Tims 5-star ranking Available on the web (open license) Machine-readable data Non-proprietary format Use open standards from W3C Linked to other peoples data You can earn your stars later on!
  • 20. The take-away RAW Data is enough Not enough useful open data released Conflict resolution - ShowMeTheTenders.net Still experimenting with business model(s) Standardization should to play a role Spend wise – re-susers will investROI will be awesome!
  • 21. License for these slides Jose L. Marín de la Iglesia http://twitter.com/jluismarin aportamosvalor June 2011

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