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Open Contracting Data Standard

We will work towards full implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standard, focusing on major projects as an early priority. We will apply the Open Contracting Data Standard to the following major projects – (i) Development of Refineries in the oil Sector; (ii) Building of Health Centres and Improvement of Health Services; (iii) Building of Roads and other Infrastructures; (iv) Building of Schools and Improving Transparency in the Management of Education Funds and (v) Investment in the Power Sector.

Country: Nigeria

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 7 Evidence:

    NIGERIA OPEN CONTRACTING PORTAL (NOCOPO) COVID-19 EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT

    GUIDELINES ON THE CONDUCT OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES BY MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC/ LOCKDOWN

    PPDC urges FG to ensure full implementation of open contracting

    The Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO)

    NOCOPO as explained by the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

    Open Contracts Data Portal

    Announcement of the e-procurement system

  • 3 Notes:

    The Bureau for Public Procurement has released specific guidelines for procurement on Covid19 tenders, and directs the bidders to the NOCOPO platforms, to upload their applications. NOCOPO is Nigeria's official public procurement site. The commitment was switched from complete to ongoing because the online procurement platform nocopo.bpp.gov.ng often experiences technical issues (e.g. it was down in the month of April this year) so we wanted to continue assessing every 6-months to ensure it is kept functioning. This needs to be addressed for this website to be a working platform and useful enough for government departments to upload the required data and for citizens and companies to be able to access it.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    The Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO) was setup in 2017, to open up public procurement in Nigeria through increased disclosure of procurement information to all stakeholder. The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in 2018 commenced the process of implementing a unified e-Government Procurement (e-GP) system, that will integrate with existing systems to provide a centrally and unitary collaborative government procurement platform for all public procurement at the federal level. The commitment has been switched from complete to ongoing because the online procurement platform often experiences technical issues (e.g. it was down in the month of April this year) so we wanted to continue assessing every 6-months to ensure it is kept functioning.This requires to be addressed for this website to be a working platform effective and useful enough for government departments to upload the required data and for citizens and companies to be able to access it.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    May 2019 update: The Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO) is an online tool for the public disclosure of procurement information in Nigeria, created by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in partnership with Civil Society Organisations in line with Open Contracting Data Standards. The portal is still missing some data but it has been created together with the Open Contracting Partnership. Thus, this commitment has been deemed complete as the establishment of the NOCOPO platform has ensured that procurement and contracting data, in the OCDS format, is accessible in the public domain.

    October 2018 update: The bureau of public procurement has established an e-procurement department with a dedicated staff, this department handles all procurement data and accessible ON REQUEST through their website, perhaps this has not gone beyond the pilot stage which was done with the Universal Basic Education Commission and other five ministries . The Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO) has been launched, this platform opens up public procurement in Nigeria for increased disclosure of procurement information to all stakeholders with a view to ensuring improved transparency and competition, prevent corruption, enhance active citizen participation towards achieving better service delivery and improved ease of doing business in Nigeria.

    June 2018 update: Governmental agencies are urged to follow Open Contracting Data Standards but there is no evidence that they do. http://www.budeshi.ng/home/data collects data on open contracts. While between 2016-17 3934 contracts were monitored, there are no entries for 2017.

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