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Open Contracting Data Standard

Australia supports the Open Contracting Data Standard, and notes the role the Standard can play in encouraging machine-readable open data formats across all areas of government.

Country: Australia

Status: underway

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: October 2018

Classification:

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

Notes:

October 2018 update: Further steps on this expected to be included in 2nd OGP National Action Plan

June 2018 update: The Government has agreed that the Department of Finance will "further investigate opportunities to publish existing contracting data in an OCDS compliant format to increase Australia’s compliance with the OCDS. The Government will keep the OCDS in mind when making iterative improvements to the Commonwealth Procurement Framework and the AusTender platform - specifically the data collection and publication processes and requirements - to continue to increase its compliance with the OCDS where possible and approriate to do so".

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