United Kingdom: Wales: Sell2Wales

Sell2Wales is the official information source and procurement portal set up by the Welsh Government.

Sell2Wales covers contracting processes carried out by all Welsh contracting authorities, including:

  • The Welsh Government
  • Welsh local authorities
  • Welsh NHS trusts
  • Welsh colleges and universities

In addition, the site also publishes opportunities from private sector organizations that are linked to a public contract.

All procurement for goods and services above £25,000 and works above £2m from public sector bodies must be published on Sell2Wales. Sell2Wales data scope begins 2016/11/01 to the present.

The portal is available in English and Welsh.

Available formats:
JSON
Excel
CSV

Overview

Data date range:
Jul 2021 - Aug 2022
Last retrieved:
23 Sep 2022
Update frequency:
Monthly
OCID prefix:
ocds-kuma6s
License:
Open Government Licence for public sector information Version 3

You are free to:

  • copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information; adapt the Information;
  • exploit the Information commercially and non-commercially for example, by combining it with other Information, or by including it in your own product or application.

You must (where you do any of the above):

  • acknowledge the source of the information in your product or application by including or linking to any attribution statement specified by the Information Provider(s) and,
  • where possible, provide a link to this licence;
Language:
English
Retrieved from:
https://api.sell2wales.gov.wales/v1

Data available

A contracting process has several stages: tendering, awarding, contracting and implementation. You can learn about the contracting stages in this tutorial.

Parties

Count of parties:
205,731

Planning

Count of planning activities:
362

Tenders

Count of tenders:
4,552
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
3,034

Awards

Count of awards:
3,407
Count of suppliers:
5,092
Count of award items:
1,373

Contracts

Count of contracts:
3,124
Count of contract items:
34
Count of transactions:
0

Documents

Count of documents:
11,028

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
120

Wales produces their OCDS data via conversion from the TED / OJEU format following the instructions set out in the OCDS for the European Union Profile. They make use of the OCDS for the European Union Extension to publish this information.

Data quality

Summary

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

  • There are sometimes organization references without associated entries in the parties array.
  • Organization identifiers are not globally unique and cannot be linked to other datasets.
  • There is a small number of blank or empty fields in the data which should not interfere with most use cases.
  • Release id’s are linked to the release package they are contained within. Releases with identical information can have different release id’s if they were downloaded in different packages.

Last reviewed: Jul 2022

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.

  • Files not yet available.
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