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Chile: Dirección de Compras y Contratación Pública

The Dirección de Compras y Contratación Pública (Chile Compra), publishes their contracting information through the site Mercado Público.

Law 19,886 regulates the procurement of goods and services of 850 institutions of the State administration, including ministries, intendancies, municipalities, public hospitals, armed forces, state universities, decentralized public services, and the Comptroller General of the Republic, among others. Each of these agencies is responsible for its bidding processes, which must be carried out through the platform Mercado Público, managed by the ChileCompra Directorate.

Public companies are excluded from this law so they are not obliged to use Mercado Público, and so their data is not being published by this portal.

The armed forces must procure everything through Mercado Público except for war material. Agencies executing public works (Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of housing, and urbanism) are obliged to procure everything through Mercado Publico except for public works.

All procurement methods are published in OCDS: Licitación (tender), Trato Directo (direct negotiation), and Convenio Marco (framework agreement).

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Overview

Data date range:
May 2019 - Jun 2022
Last retrieved:
18 Jun 2022
Update frequency:
Every 6 months
OCID prefix:
ocds-70d2nz
License:
Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

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Language:
Spanish
Retrieved from:
https://desarrolladores.mercadopublico.cl/docs/services/5a9ed02f718ed712f4403e75

Data available

Parties

Count of parties:
9,101,183

Planning

Count of planning activities:
0

Tenders

Count of tenders:
3,965,411
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
1,695,117

Awards

Count of awards:
3,939,964
Count of suppliers:
4,016,718
Count of award items:
10,792,069

Contracts

Count of contracts:
15,073
Count of contract items:
35,504
Count of transactions:
0

Documents

Count of documents:
3,270,312

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
0

Besides core OCDS fields also publishes other relevant information through some OCDS extensions, such as budget breakdown, location, planning items, and a local extension to disclose the date of creation of the contract.

Data quality

Summary

The dataset has quality issues to take into account, notably:

  • Some awards have multiple suppliers, but a single contract is associated with the award. As such, it isn’t possible to determine the awarded value and items for each supplier.

Last reviewed: Oct 2021

Access data

This OCDS dataset is available for download in JSON, Excel or CSV format. You can download the data for contracting processes in a specific year or for all time.

JSON

Each contracting process is represented as one line of JSON text in the .jsonl file.

The .jsonl file is compressed using Gzip. Windows users need 7-Zip, WinRAR or WinZip to decompress the .gz file.

Excel

Each contracting process is represented as one row in the main sheet. Other sheets link to it via the _link_main column.

Excel files can have at most 1,048,576 rows. If a year is missing, it had too many rows.

CSV

Each contracting process is represented as one row in the main.csv file. Other files link to it via the _link_main column.

The .csv files are archived using tar and compressed using Gzip. Windows users need 7-Zip, WinRAR or WinZip to decompress the .tar.gz file.

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