18 February 2013

One file for Government procurement data

| johnboy
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Government News has the story on Finance consolidating thousands of procurement files into one single CSV file which will be of great interest to all of you trying to sell to Government:

Speaking at the Kickstart technology media conference on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, newly appointed Australian Government Procurement Coordinator and Chief Technology Officer, John Sheridan said that data that was previously only available as 1000 records at a time will now be available as a single CSV (comma separated value) file.

“This will be one…file, you will be able to sort and play with that to your hearts content,” Mr Sheridan said.

“You’ll also be able to look at the top 20 categories to see how many contracts there are for legal services, recruitment.”

The release of the data represents a substantial opening of Canberra’s sales history file.

It will allow industry, researchers and the public to drill down into taxpayer-funded purchasing in a way that will be able to present an authorities holistic picture of expenditure.

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One file to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them?

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