Getting Help

Data Support Team

The Open Contracting Partnership's Data Support Team is available to support you in publishing or using OCDS data, and to assist in the ongoing development of the standard.

If you are planning to publish or use OCDS data, then the Data Support Team is on-hand to offer advice and input, by:

  • Helping you identify approaches for converting data from your existing systems to OCDS

  • Suggesting existing tools and services that can help you publish or use OCDS data

  • Providing guidance on mapping your data structures to OCDS

  • Giving you feedback on draft data files, and checking the structure of your data

Support is provided free of charge and is available in English, Spanish and Russian.

Please e-mail with your questions, and a member of the Data Support Team will be in touch with you soon.

OCDS Community

The Open Contracting community is a great source of input and support. You can ask questions, discuss ideas, and share news on your projects on the mailing list.

You can also contribute directly to public discussions about implementing the standard and give feedback on its development, via the issue tracker of its GitHub repository.