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Open Data

Brazil is committed to make data on public procurement open by default, providing usable, timely and shareable information.

Country: Brazil

Status: complete

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: December 2020


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

  • 4 Evidence:

    Transparency Ranking in the Fight Against Covid

    Transparency Portal of the Federal Government

    Open Data Portal

    Federal Government Purchasing Portal

  • 5 Notes:

    Recently, the COVID-19 crisis proposed new challenges to the release of procurement open data. Municipal, state and the federal government have been purchasing goods and services to combat the coronavirus by emergency procurement. Despite there are many information available there is still challenge to publish complete data in a timely manner and in high quality standards. The Transparency Ranking on Efforts Against Covid-19 developed by TI Brazil showed that emergency procurement information has been published already in open format. In addition, the Federal Government is currently migrating its data into a new website, with the promise that it will provide information on the entire federal administration in only one source.

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    Despite the amount of public data made available in open formats about public procurement in the Transparency Portal, in the Open Data Portal and in the Government Procurement Portal, there is still no quality standards that guarantee the data is published in good quality and is ready to be reused by stakeholders. Transparency International Brazil highlighted the importance that these portals assess all the published data, to guarantee that datasets have high quality and can be properly used. Also, they noted that it is important to encourage local governments to create their own open data portals and policies, since nowadays there is just a small number of municipal and state governments that do so.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    All the information on public procurement is available in the Transparency Portal of the Federal Government (http://www.transparencia.gov.br) and may be downloaded in open format (http://www.portaltransparencia.gov.br/downloads/). This information can also be accessed in the Open Data Portal (http://dados.gov.br).The information is updated frequently. Information is also available in the Government Procurement Portal (Portal de Compras Governamentais-https://www.comprasgovernamentais.gov.br/index.php/painel-de-compras-de-governo) and in open format in the Open Data Portal (http://dados.gov.br/dataset/compras-publicas-do-governo-federal). Given the above mentioned, we consider the commitment completed.

    Updated: October 30, 2019

    Information within the portal on tenders and contracts are as recent as within the month.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 30, 2019

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