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Open Contracting

As a founding member of the C5 initiative, we commit to implementing Open Contracting and to take into account the principles of Open Contracting Data Standard into our domestic framework.

Country: France

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 4 Evidence:

    Change in threshold

    Essential public procurement data - DECP consolidated files

    Open Tender France

    Open Letter: We call on France to take the lead on open contracting for infrastructure – including the Olympics – and reducing inequality to deliver the G7 goals. From civil society

  • 4 Notes:

    Since October 2018, the 70 000 French public procurers (local authorities, hospitals, ministry…) must publish essential data from their public procurement above a threshold of 40 000 euros. However, the aggregation of this data at national level is still a work in progress, conducted by the agency Etalab .On October 2020, the public procurement essential data consolidated file describes 166309 public contracts from 5474 public procurers. This file is available in the Open Contracting Data Standard.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    France chaired the C5 initiative in 2018.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    As stated on the Open Contracting Partnership website: "As of October 2018, the obligation to publish contract award information on all contracts above € 25,000 is an important first step toward publishing open contracting data."

    Peer reviewer: Peer Reviewer

    Updated: October 30, 2019

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