[open-development] Beta Release of the Open Contracting Data Standard

Felipe Estefan felipe.estefan.g at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 14:06:21 UTC 2014


Dear all -

Please see below information about the Beta Release of the Open Contracting
Data Standard. Apologies for any cross-posting.

We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

All the best,

Felipe, on behalf of the Open Contracting Partnership

The Open Contracting Partnership is pleased to share for broad
consultations the Beta Release of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS).
<http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Focds.open-contracting.org%2Fstandard%2Fr%2F0__3__2%2F&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=1&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>

The Standard, which aims to enhance and promote disclosure and
participation in public contracting, is a core product of the Open
Contracting Partnership (OCP)
<http://www.open-contracting.org/?e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=2>.
The objective of the Data Standard is to support governments to publish
contracting data in a more accessible, interoperable and useful manner and
to enable the widest possible range of stakeholders to use contracting data
effectively.

This Beta Release of the Open Contracting Data Standard provides:

   - A description of the overall Open Contracting Data Standard Model, and
   - A JSON Schema for open contracting releases and records that includes
   a set of recommended fields.

The development of the Open Contracting Data Standard is an open process
and inputs and feedback are encouraged. Although this will be an ongoing
process, those comments provided before September 30 will be more likely to
fully inform version 1.0 of the Standard. These comments will help refine
the standard, both the structure and fields, in preparation for the initial
release version.

You can share your comments in two ways:

   - Inline comments on the document - Log in to the Open Contracting Data
   Standard Github site
   <http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Focds.open-contracting.org%2Fstandard%2Fr%2F0__3__2%2F&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=3&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>
and
   then highlight portions of text to add comments. To "reply" to an existing
   comment, highlight the same portion of text, and then add your comment. See
   instructions at the top of the Github login page for more help on
   commenting.
   - Mailing list - If you have more general comments that don't fit well
   as inline comments, please join the OCDS mailing list
   <http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgroups.google.com%2Fa%2Fwebfoundation.org%2Fforum%2F%23%21forum%2Fpublic-ocds&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=4&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>
and
   start a discussion with your thoughts.

We appreciate you taking the time to go through this information and
helping us improve the final details of the Standard before the launch of
the Version 1.0 later this year.

For specific details on the process of the development of the standard
please email partnership at open-contracting.com.

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The Open Contracting Data Standard is a core product of the Open
Contracting Partnership (OCP)
<http://www.open-contracting.org/?e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=5>.
Version
1.0 of the standard is being developed for the OCP by the World Wide Web
Foundation
<http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.webfoundation.org%2F&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=6&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>,
through a project supported by The Omidyar Network
<http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.omidyar.com%2F&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=7&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>
and
the World Bank
<http://www.open-contracting.org/r?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldbank.org%2F&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=8&e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email>
.
Open Contracting Website
<http://www.open-contracting.org/?e=dd07b5f4ee805dadedc34b71b173b62d45e392a6&utm_source=opencontracting&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oc_ds_beta&n=9>
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