Open Contracting Data Standard¶
Governments around the world spend an estimated US$13 trillion through contracts every year. Yet, contracting information is often unavailable for public scrutiny.
The Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) enables disclosure of data and documents at all stages of the contracting process by defining a common data model. It was created to support organizations to increase contracting transparency, and allow deeper analysis of contracting data by a wide range of users.
The OCDS documentation is made up of several parts, designed to help you use the OCDS effectively.
The Open Contracting Data Standard is a core product of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). If you are interested to learn more about Open Contracting advocacy and how it can be used to support wider reform and measurable improvements in public contracting, please visit www.open-contracting.org.
This is the English (and canonical) version of the OCDS documentation. You can switch to the Spanish and French translations using the language switcher.