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Open Contracting Data Standard

The UK Crown Commercial Service will implement the Open Contracting Data Standard by October 2016. The UK is trialling the principles of this Standard in High Speed Two (HS2). The UK will join the new Contracting 5 group to promote open contracting globally.

Country: UK

Status: complete

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: October 2018


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


The UK implemented the Open Contracting Data Standard in November 2016. In doing so, it became the first G7 country to commit to the Open Contracting Data Standard for contracts administered by the Crown Commercial Service. The whole process of awarding public sector contracts is now visible to the public for the first time.

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