- The ODI is generally supportive of the government’s proposals for transforming public procurement and, in particular, the role data can play in the process.
- We recommend that opening and sharing data should be a core component of the procurement system and be embedded throughout the whole life of the process.
- We strongly agree with the proposal to base awards of contract on the ‘most advantageous tender’. It is important that the system should consider the economic, environmental and social benefits of a procurement from the outset. Including additional requirements on contracts for opening and sharing data could add considerable value.
- We strongly support the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard and a central digital platform.
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