Albania: Public Procurement Commission (PPC)

The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) of Albania operates an electronic system that allows suppliers to submit complaints online and for the PPC to manage the process digitally and openly. The PPC publishes procurement complaints in real-time on its website. It also publishes PDF copies of decisions along with JSON files in OCDS format that capture the main elements of the decisions and the corresponding complaints.

The legal function and status of the Public Procurement Commission are defined in Law No. 162/2020 “On Public Procurement”. PPC is the highest authority in the procurement system, which examines complaints about public procurement procedures, concessions/public private partnerships, public auctions as well as competitive procedures for granting mining permits. The existing legal regulations also allow economic operators to access information regarding complaints filed with the Public Procurement Commission.

Available formats:
JSON
Excel
CSV

Overview

Data date range:
Jan 2021 - Mar 2024
Update frequency:
Unknown
Last retrieved:
Apr 2024 (retrieved monthly)
OCID prefix:
ocds-k348cx
License:
-
Language:
Albanian
Retrieved from:
https://kpp.al/en/Historiku?nrVendimi=&OperatoriEkonmik=&idOperatori=&autoritetiKotraktues=&id=

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:
4,174

Planning

Count of planning activities:
0

Tenders

Count of tenders:
1,850
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
1,850

Awards

Count of awards:
0
Count of suppliers:
0
Count of award items:
0

Contracts

Count of contracts:
0
Count of contract items:
0
Count of transactions:
0

Documents

Count of documents:
0

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
0

The data publication contains some information about tenders, but mainly about complaints and decisions. For that purpose, it uses the complaint extension and the participation fees extension. It also uses an additional party role, “complainant” to identify the organization who has submitted the complaint.

Data quality

Summary

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

  • There are a few duplicate releases with identical release IDs and content
  • Procuring entities are not referenced in the parties array
  • For a large portion of the contracting processes, the undocumented party scheme “AL-DPT” is used. DPT stands for the General Directorate of Taxes.
  • In many releases, tender/period/endDate is set to 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z

Last reviewed: Jan 2024

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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