Award notices and decisions

Award notices are used by procuring entities to disclose award decisions, i.e. the value and/or items awarded to each supplier.

A single award notice can be used to disclose many award decisions; however in order for an award in OCDS to communicate a direct relationship between the items being purchased, the supplier providing the items, and the value of the items, such notices ought to be split into multiple awards in OCDS.

Example: Modelling award notices with multiple decisions

In Paraguay, a single award notice is used to disclose many award decisions. Detailed information is provided about each individual award decision; however all decisions on an award notice share the same identifier. For example:

Example award notice from Paraguay

Using a single award object to model such a notice in OCDS would make it impossible to determine which items related to which suppliers or how much of the total award value related to each supplier:

awards/0/id

awards/0/value/amount

awards/0/suppliers/0/name

awards/0/suppliers/1/name

awards/0/suppliers/2/name

340885-Lp1367-18

1028160

ELECTROPAR SA

Limburg Equities S.A.

SAS PARAGUAY S.A.

For the award object in OCDS to communicate a direct relationship between items, suppliers, and values, Paraguay's award notice is split into multiple award objects, one for each supplier/value pairing on the notice.

awards/0/value/amount

awards/0/suppliers/0/name

0

ELECTROPAR SA

698160

Limburg Equities S.A.

330000

SAS PARAGUAY S.A.

There are no identifiers for the individual supplier/value pairings on the original award notice, so it is necessary to create a new identifier for each award object in OCDS. The approach to creating an identifier will depend on the properties of the dataset; for example, in Paraguay a combination of the award notice identifier, supplier name, and a consecutive number is used.

awards/0/id

awards/0/value/amount

awards/0/suppliers/0/name

340885-electropar-sa-6

0

ELECTROPAR SA

340885-limburg-equities-s-a-5

698160

Limburg Equities S.A.

340885-sas-paraguay-s-a-2

330000

SAS PARAGUAY S.A.

View the example in JSON

View the example in Paraguay’s API