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Open Contracting Data Standard

Working towards phased implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard​, focusing on major projects as an early priority

Country: Afghanistan

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020


Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious

  • 7 Evidence:

    Online Bid Opening of First e-Tendering Project

    Awarded Contracts Portal

    Procurement Reform in Afghanistan (page 21)

    Open Government Partnership Afghanistan Mid-Term Assessment 2018-2020

    Open Contracting Partnership - Asia rising the next frontier for open contracting

    Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) implementation in Afghanistan by National Procurement Authority (NPA)

    Open Contracting Annual Report 2017

  • 9 Notes:

    Afghanistan is about to complete its commitment to adopting OCDS standards into its pubic procurement system. One of the most recent step in this regard is e-tendering.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    The data on the portal is still OCDS compliant, and very up-to-date.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    NPA has embed OCDS in the system making it possible for publication of data such as in JSON format. The system is not complete yet with e-tendering remains not completed. Majority of the contracts by NPA is uploaded to the system. It however, has not received little contracts from other public entities to upload.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    The JSON data can be found through the Open Contracting data Standard implementation section for the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Under 'OCDS API endpoints at AGEOPS', and by clicking the 'web' link for either the releases/records or packages.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    The National Procurement Authority of Afghanistan has planned in their Anti-Corruption Action Plan for the year 1398 (2019) to improve publication of information and procurement contracts based on the principles of the Open Contract Data Standard (OCDS)

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    Additional Notes: OGP timeline also states that the "Implementation of OCDS on bidding on contract award stages" is 'ongoing' . Start date: 01 January 2019, End Date: June 2019. And thus, this commitment overall, is yet to be complete.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: May 30, 2019

    National Procurement Authority completed the development of a platform that contains OCDS standards on information disclosure. The platform was launched on August 8, 2018.

    Updated: October 30, 2018

    The National Procurement Authority of Afghanistan has signed a trilateral agreement with Open Contracting Partnership-OCP and Integrity Watch Afghanistan-IWA to implement OCDS in Afghanistan. With the technical support of OCP, NPA has managed to complete the first draft of field level mapping and systems mapping in accordance with the OCP guidelines. Furthermore, all the data points of the five stages of Open Contracting Data Standards-OCDS have been considered to be captured in Afghanistan’s procurement systems. In addition to the major data points of OCDS, NPA has managed to establish a comprehensive Contract Progress Monitoring System for the fifth stage of OCDS i.e. contract implementation. At this stage all the required information is being published about above threshold projects in NPA’s website. Furthermore, the OCP and World Bank-WB’s joint mission visited Afghanistan from 14th July 2017, till 23rd July 2017 to conduct the initial Open Contracting Assessment in Afghanistan. Through this assessment the level of contract openness will be assessed in both the demand and supply sides in the country. The assessment report will be finalized in September 2017 and will provide NPA with specific recommendations for fulfilling Open Contracting Data Standards.<

    Updated: July 30, 2017

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