Gaps and Errors in the TED database

15-02-2019

The accessibility of TED public procurement data has improved in recent years. However, downloadable TED data up to 2017 is complex and includes numerous gaps and errors. Some indicators suggest that much public procurement in the European Union is not published on TED at all. The Commission is in the process of implementing a major reform of public procurement rules and processes which is expected to improve the quality of TED data. However, the new rules still permit much data to be marked as ‘not for publication’.

The accessibility of TED public procurement data has improved in recent years. However, downloadable TED data up to 2017 is complex and includes numerous gaps and errors. Some indicators suggest that much public procurement in the European Union is not published on TED at all. The Commission is in the process of implementing a major reform of public procurement rules and processes which is expected to improve the quality of TED data. However, the new rules still permit much data to be marked as ‘not for publication’.

Externe Autor

Blomeyer & Sanz: Mr Roderick Ackermann Ms Margarita Sanz Mr Antonio Sanz