Uruguay: Agencia Reguladora de Compras Estatales (ARCE) (API)
ARCE tracks information in Sistema de Información de Compras Estatales (SICE).
The public bodies covered are all bodies governed by public law: Central Administration (including the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches), Departmental Governments, Autonomous Entities and Decentralized Services and bodies with functional autonomy (Court of Auditors, Electoral Court, Administrative Court, among others). There is an exclusion with respect to the previous bodies that operate in competitive markets (e.g., purchases of the public cellular telephone company) and that have the right to reserve the information.
It is not mandatory to publish processes where the value of the purchase is below 20% of the threshold corresponding to the agency’s maximum direct purchase amount (some agencies have expanded direct contracting amounts).
No information on centralized purchases or framework agreements is included. Information on extensions or renewals made to an award is not included.
A contracting process has several stages: tendering, awarding, contracting and implementation. You can learn about the contracting stages in this tutorial.
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Uruguay does not use extensions.
The dataset has quality issues to take into account, notably:
There are some JSON files that contain strings with more the one line, breaking the JSON file
For direct tenders, the tender block is completely omitted, publishing only the awards without the tender. Therefore, the ‘direct’ procurement method cannot be used to identify direct tenders, but the lack of the ‘tender’ block should be checked instead.
Last reviewed: Jun 2021
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.
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.