Leading and learning together on open contracting
The contracting 5 (C5)
Maria Margarita Zuleta, Directora General of Colombia Compra Eficiente, Romain Tales, Data hunter at Etalab (Prime minister services of french government), Ania calderon, General director of open data policy for Mexican Government, Max Nefyodov, Deputy minister of economic development and trade
Transparency, accountability and fight against corruption - Roundtable
Dec. 8 2016 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Palais d'Iéna - Ventejol
Simultaneous translation: Français-English-Español
Facilitated by Lindsey Marchessault, OCP
Welcome & Ice Breaker Quiz (8 min): - Fun slide activity to illustrate how to understand the need for open data standards - Introduction of our speakers and of the C5 or ‘Open Contracting 5’ as a platform for international collaboration and learning
Country presentations (30 minutes): - Each speaker will explain what they are achieving through open contracting in their country and what they are most excited to share or learn as part of the C5.
Question, Answer & Discussion - 12 min
Colombia: From publishing to creating using the data (Maria Margarita Zuleta, Directora General of Colombia Compra Eficiente) France: Implementation from the bottom-up (Romain Tales, Etalab-SGMAP, Prime minister services of French government) Mexico: Creating a national alliance for open contracting (Ania Calderon, Directora General of Datos Abiertos, Presidencia de la Republica) UK: OGP commitment implementation plan - launch of portal; S&L project Ukraine: A revolutionary approach to radical transparency (Max Nefyodov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade) Prospective implementation of concrete common actions for the C5, with audience feedback and Q+A (Moderation by OCP) - 15 minutes
Who gets public contracts? For what? Why and for how much? And when will the services be delivered?
These are all essential questions to understand how government spends taxpayers’ money. Given the scale of the spending involved, a whopping US$9.5 trillion worldwide each year, public procurement is vital to open government.
Over 50 countries in the Open Government Partnership have committed to making their procurement more transparent, and at least 15 countries are implementing and starting to publish in the Open Contracting Data Standard, an open data schema describing what and how to publish data and documents throughout the public contracting process.
So how do we move from commitment to action and achieve great results on the ground for citizens, businesses and government?
This session will introduce how 5 leaders - the “Open Contracting 5” - are making progress, and will share 5 different recipes for progress around using data to open and evaluate public procurement and achieve more value for money, a fairer business environment, better goods and services, and diminish corruption in public contracting.
Oxford Internet Institute
Clémentine is a MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Prior to joining the University of Oxford, she worked for Etalab, the French Prime Minister's taskforce for open data and open gov. She holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Paris.