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Dominican Republic: Dirección General de Contrataciones Públicas

The Dirección General de Contrataciones Públicas tracks information about procurement data from all the local and central government agencies buying using the Portal transaccional, and the Registro de proveedores del Estado.

Contains the contracting processes of all local and central government agencies that use the Transactional Portal. See the complete list here.

According to the purchasing and contracting law (340-06), these are excluded:

  • Purchases with petty cash funds which may not exceed fifty thousand pesos (RD$50,000.00), and may only cover expenses not exceeding five thousand pesos (RD$5,000.00).
  • Terminated contracts whose termination does not exceed forty percent (40%) of the total amount of the project, work or service.
  • Purchases and contracts made for the construction, installation or acquisition of offices for the foreign service;
  • Purchases and contracting of goods or services with exclusivity or that can only be supplied by a specific natural or legal person.

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Overview

Data date range:
Jan 2018 - Sep 2022
Last retrieved:
23 Sep 2022
Update frequency:
Monthly
OCID prefix:
ocds-6550wx
License:
Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0

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Language:
Spanish
Retrieved from:
https://www.dgcp.gob.do/datos-abiertos/api/

Data available

Parties

Count of parties:
634,649

Planning

Count of planning activities:
0

Tenders

Count of tenders:
294,880
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
0

Awards

Count of awards:
282,566
Count of suppliers:
357,609
Count of award items:
0

Contracts

Count of contracts:
359,929
Count of contract items:
0
Count of transactions:
0

Documents

Count of documents:
294,880

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
0

Besides core OCDS fields, Dominican Republic also publishes other relevant information through some OCDS recommended extensions, such as party scale, pagination and contract suppliers. They also created local extensions to disclose data related to gender and tenders uri.

Data quality

Summary

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

  • Some contracts have the contract/period/startDate later than contract/period/endDate
  • For the releases that have at least one contract, the release date is earlier than the contracts/dateSigned
  • Striking combinations were found in tender/status and contracts/status; e.g. tender/status = ‘unsuccessful’ and contracts/status = ‘pending’

Last reviewed: Apr 2020

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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