Open Public Procurement:Research meets     Policy      Matej Kurian (kurian@transparency.sk)                    OGD Camp  ...
80/20• € 8bn (20%) - amount procured last year AND published officially• Roughly 80% - number of people who think PP is of...
http://www.e-vestnik.sk/#EVestnik/Detail/28635
http://bit.ly/qnNBys
Site provided valuable findings …• 43% - share of state contracts awarded to single offer in 2010• 2.3 – average number of...
Average number of bids/ time65       New Gov’t:       E-auctions432                          BLUE – Wares1                ...
…and influenced public policy• Government manifesto – “will raise  transparency in PP by making PP Journal  searchable usi...
How to hit the sweet spot?                        Impact           (Data)     opportunity          Activism     Policy    ...
Preliminary observations:• Data for its own sake / Not actionable• Visualization for its own sake• Little research built a...
Tentative solutions:• Be very specific about your goals• Get your team right• Talk to others• ???
Thank you     MATEJ KURIANkurian@transparency.sk
Open Public  Procurement:  Research meets  Research meets  Policy
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What makes an open data project successful? Transparency Slovakia argues that three components must come together for a data-driven project with an impact - data about real problems, research and (policy) action.

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Open Public Procurement: Research meets Research meets Policy

  1. 1. Open Public Procurement:Research meets Policy Matej Kurian (kurian@transparency.sk) OGD Camp Warsaw, October 20, 2011
  2. 2. 80/20• € 8bn (20%) - amount procured last year AND published officially• Roughly 80% - number of people who think PP is often or always corrupt• 1 – nr. of convicted of PP fraud since 2006
  3. 3. http://www.e-vestnik.sk/#EVestnik/Detail/28635
  4. 4. http://bit.ly/qnNBys
  5. 5. Site provided valuable findings …• 43% - share of state contracts awarded to single offer in 2010• 2.3 – average number of firms competing in state PP in 2010• 1.5 – average number of firms competing in state PP for IT services in 2010
  6. 6. Average number of bids/ time65 New Gov’t: E-auctions432 BLUE – Wares1 RED – Constructions GREEN - Services0
  7. 7. …and influenced public policy• Government manifesto – “will raise transparency in PP by making PP Journal searchable using different criteria”• PP law amended – “Office of PP will make its Journal accessible in the structured format which facilitates automatic data reuse”• Endorsed use of the e-auctions -
  8. 8. How to hit the sweet spot? Impact (Data) opportunity Activism Policy Research
  9. 9. Preliminary observations:• Data for its own sake / Not actionable• Visualization for its own sake• Little research built around the data• No policy implication
  10. 10. Tentative solutions:• Be very specific about your goals• Get your team right• Talk to others• ???
  11. 11. Thank you MATEJ KURIANkurian@transparency.sk

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