Procurement 60% open

Namibia

What data is expected?

All tenders and awards of the national/federal government aggregated by office. Do not consider procurement planning or other procurement phases. Open procurement data may enable fairer competition among companies, allow to detect fraud, as well as deliver better services for governments and citizens. The Index draws on work from the Open Contracting Partnership.

  • Tender name & description
  • Tender status
  • Award announcement
  • Value of the award
  • Supplier's name
  • Available per national government office
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes Terms of reference of a tender are not free.
Downloadable Yes Available as .doc files
Publicly available Yes However, there are some private companies, who collects all tenders and post them on their online platforms for their subscribers to access.
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No All tenders are advertised. However, information on which bidder was awarded, the public doesn't get it. Except in an event the tender is contested in court or newspaper
In an open and machine-readable format Other PDF. Most tender documents are available as PDF
Digital data No PDF is available for some tenders.
Print data Yes Was advetised in the newspaper, perspective bidders can collect the term of reference at the relevant government office
location http://www.mof.gov.na/tender-awards - Reports of awards for 2015
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Research online, interview citizens and business owners about how they get to know about government contracts.
characteristics Tender name & description, Award announcement, Value of the award, Supplier's name Government advertises tenders in the newspapers, interested bidders then collect the terms of reference from the ministry/government agency. After the due date has elapsed, the tender board meets to discuss and shortlist, in order to award the tender. Once a tender is awarded it is difficult to know who was awarded as this information is not open for the public.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Ministry of Finance
Data is available inside .doc documents but it's not updated, the last reports are from 2015.

Meta data

Data location   http://www.mof.gov.na/tender-awards - Reports of awards for 2015
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Other
Reviewer   Oscar Montiel
Submitters   Amugongoamech L
Last modified   Sun May 06 2018 22:36:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)