[wdmmg-discuss] Public Sector Procurement Expenditure Survey
lisa.evans at okfn.org
Thu Sep 23 12:09:23 BST 2010
Good find Anna.
I agree it is a serious challenge to fit local spending into COFOG
I've been trying to identify the categorisation system you are referring
to from the documents on the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) website.
I've got one system that is:
Clinical Support Services
Interpretation & Translation Services
Learning & Development Services
But there is also a categorisation of:
Professional Services Other
Professional Services Consultancy
Professional Services Temporary Staff
Energy and Utilities
Marketing and Media
Clinical and Medical
Fuels Lubricants and Gases
Which one do you think is best, or is there another system I've over
looked? Also it isn't clear if there is a second level of breakdown to
On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Anna Powell-Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> The CLG has recently released some spending data , and this raises an
> interesting question about another spending dataset.
> The CLG's spending categories are taken from the "Public Sector Procurement
> Expenditure Survey" (catchy title). I've just noticed that the OGC has
> *already* released some departmental spending data using the same
> categorizations .
>> From a quick once-over, the OGC's data looks fairly amenable
> to visualisation. It seems to cover all government departments, too.
> Perhaps there is the potential to create a new bubble vis from the OGC data.
> We could then link the CLG and other departmental spending releases to this
> dataset and vice versa - which would be a whole lot easier than trying to
> match them with the COFOG data.
> I don't know much about the OGC data, though. Two key questions:
> 1. Does anyone know anything about the OGC's PSPES data - what it actually
> covers and what the quality is like?
> 2. Does anyone know whether the other, forthcoming departmental spending
> releases are likely to use the PSPES categorisations?
>  http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/spendingdata0910
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