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Argentina: Ciudad de Buenos Aires

The Buenos Aires City tracks information in a centralized system (RIIC, Registro Informatizado de Información de Contrataciones de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires) within the scope of the Ministry of Finance of the City of Buenos Aires and publishes all contracts related to public goods purchases in the Buenos Aires Compras system.

All the entities from the Public Sector of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, including all government branches and state-owned enterprises, but excluding entities whose financing does not come regularly from the General Budget of Expenditures and Calculation of Resources, are required to use the RIIC for all public contracts. Some contracting procedures are excluded, as described in the purchasing and contracting law of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, notably:

  • The locations of services or works for individuals;
  • Purchases governed by the petty cash regime;
  • Those that the City of Buenos Aires celebrates with foreign states, with entities of international public law and with multilateral credit institutions and those that are financed with resources from the states and/or the entities mentioned in the previous paragraph;
  • Those included in public credit operations;
  • Those of public works, concession of public works and concession of public services;
  • Permits for the use of real estate in the public and private domain of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Power of the City.
  • The acts of disposition of real estate owned by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

The OCDS data includes the contracts for goods and services of the City, from the following procurement methods: “Orden de compra abierta”, “orden de compra cerrada”, “compra unificada”, “subasta inversa” and “Convenio Marco”.

Available formats:

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Overview

Data date range:
Aug 2011 - Jul 2021
Last retrieved:
23 Sep 2022
Update frequency:
Monthly
OCID prefix:
ocds-bulbcf
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Argentina (CC BY 2.5 AR)

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Language:
Spanish
Retrieved from:
https://data.buenosaires.gob.ar/dataset/buenos-aires-compras

Data available

Parties

Count of parties:
0

Planning

Count of planning activities:
0

Tenders

Count of tenders:
72
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
171

Awards

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

Contracts

Count of contracts:
64
Count of contract items:
0
Count of transactions:
0

Documents

Count of documents:
72

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
0

Besides core OCDS fields, Buenos Aires also publishes some additional fields related to the signatories of the contracts using the signatories extension and Competitive and Techniques for publishing their framework agreements information.

Data quality

Summary

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

  • The extendedProcurementCategory codelist has additional fields, such as “Salud” and “Agricultura Ganadería y Espacios Verdes”
  • Organization identifiers are not provided for some buyers and procuring entities.
  • The format specified for some documents is incorrect. e.g null instead of “txt/html”
  • There are some releases with different ocids but with almost the same information

Last reviewed: Aug 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.

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