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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.

Available formats:

JSON
Excel
CSV

Overview

Data date range:
Nov 2017 - Sep 2022
Last retrieved:
23 Sep 2022
Update frequency:
Monthly
OCID prefix:
ocds-yfs5dr
License:
Licencia de Datos Abiertos - Uruguay Versión 0.1

Authorization. The open data and open metadata provided, for commercial and non-commercial use, may be:

  • alienated, reproduced, distributed, published, translated, adapted, transformed, communicated or made available to the public through any form or procedure;

  • merged with own and third-party data, and can be combined to form new and independent data sets;

  • integrated into business processes, products and internal and external applications in public and private electronic networks.

Note of Origin. In order to use open data and open metadata in the terms referred to in the previous article, the following information must be cited in all cases:

  • the name of the provider,

  • the reference to the “Open Data License - Uruguay”.

  • the reference to the data set that is being used. Changes, editions, new designs or modifications must be mentioned in the note of origin.

Language:
Spanish
Retrieved from:
https://www.gub.uy/agencia-compras-contrataciones-estado/datos-y-estadisticas/datos/open-contracting

Data available

Parties

Count of parties:
692,634

Planning

Count of planning activities:
0

Tenders

Count of tenders:
128,062
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
595,311

Awards

Count of awards:
364,773
Count of suppliers:
364,773
Count of award items:
848,802

Contracts

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

Documents

Count of documents:
349,946

Milestones

Count of milestones:
0

Amendments

Count of amendments:
180,957

Uruguay does not use extensions.

Data quality

Summary

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

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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