Open Contracting Data Standard
Georgia will work towards effective implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard, focusing on major projects as an early priority. Georgia will implement the principles of the Open Data Charter.
Themes: Public procurement
Last updated: December 2020
Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious
The Open Contracting Data Standard sets out 4 levels for disclosure: 1) basic; 2) intermediate; 3) advanced; and 4) additional. The Public Procurement Agency took steps in 2019 to finalize Stage 2 by launching a new web-page with detailed visualization (opendata.spa.ge) with the support of World Bank and publication of procurement information in machine-readable format. Nevertheless, there has been no considerable progress since then and the new site is mired with a number of serious shortcomings that render it unusable: 1) Information has not been updated since 2019; 2) Information on consolidated tenders and single-source procurement is not available; 3) The annual procurement plans are not updated.
As for the Open Data Charter, Georgia is yet to join.
Updated: October 31, 2020
In Georgia, the procurement portal is being used for all tenders as prescribed by law. The information is up to date, and it is in Excel or PDF format. The portal is also being effectively used for emergency procurement for the response to the Covid19 pandemic. While other corruption risks remain (e.g. tailoring of contracts), the transparency of the Georgian e-procurement platform definitely helps to mitigate them, and allows the public and civil society to keep check and balances on the national public procurement system.
Peer reviewer: 1
Updated: April 30, 2020
Procurement tenders and contracts on the procurement portal are up-to-date with many having been announced within the month. Data is not currently in the OCDS format.
Peer reviewer: 1
Updated: October 30, 2019
Commitment 13 of the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan: Electronic innovations for more transparency and efficiency of public procurement.
Updated: May 30, 2019
Georgia has created a website, but it does not yet include open data standards for simplified procurement.
Updated: July 30, 2017