This session focuses on the efforts to date in the construction and design of an Open Contracting data standard along with the architectural components needed to build out the Open Contracting data standard ecosystem.
The creation of a usable and flexible Open Contracting data standard will ensure that, as the Open Contracting movement gathers pace, partners across the world can gain access to ‘joined up data’, supported by an ecosystem of tools and services, rather than facing many silos of disjointed contracting data. These efforts are intended to complement other efforts by organizations such as the ‘stop secrets contracts’ campaign supported by the OKFN and others.
In this session, we will discuss:
- the initial draft of the open contracting standard;
- the design and governance model surrounding the standard;
- our findings on the journey so far;
- prototypes & ideas for tools;
- use cases; and
- exploring thoughts around getting broader community engagement.This session was co-created by the Open Government Data Open Knowledge Working Group. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival. This year, Omidyar Network are supporting this session and we’re grateful to them for making this conversation possible at the festival. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.