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Paraguay: Dirección Nacional de Contrataciones Públicas (DNCP)

The national public procurement authority (Dirección Nacional de Contrataciones Públicas) tracks information in a centralized system (SICP, for Sistema de Información de las Contrataciones Públicas).

All public bodies in Paraguay, from the national to local levels, including all government branches and state-owned enterprises, are required to use the SICP for all public contracts. Some contracting procedures are excluded, as described in the public procurement law, notably:

  • Public works concessions, permits, licenses and authorizations for the use of public domain assets (Article 2.b)
  • Procedures financed or conducted by multilateral institutions (Article 2.c), like UNDP
  • Procedures carried out under international treaties (Article 2.c), notably the Yacyreta and Itaipu hydroelectric power plants, shared with Argentina and Brazil, respectively
  • Purchases of specific categories of goods and services valued at less than 20 times the daily minimum wage (Article 35), set by presidential decree to PYG 84,340 in 2020, such that the threshold is about USD 250 (PYG 84,340 × 20)

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Overview

Data date range:
Jul 2010 - Sep 2022
Last retrieved:
24 Sep 2022
Update frequency:
Monthly
OCID prefix:
ocds-03ad3f
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Language:
Spanish
Retrieved from:
https://contrataciones.gov.py/datos/api/v3/doc/

Data available

Parties

Count of parties:
1,059,681

Planning

Count of planning activities:
186,895

Tenders

Count of tenders:
196,744
Count of tenderers:
0
Count of tender items:
1,448,097

Awards

Count of awards:
147,986
Count of suppliers:
147,986
Count of award items:
1,145,432

Contracts

Count of contracts:
143,008
Count of contract items:
0
Count of transactions:
514,976

Documents

Count of documents:
2,026,274

Milestones

Count of milestones:
76,655

Amendments

Count of amendments:
0

Besides core OCDS fields, Paraguay also publishes other relevant information through some OCDS recommended extensions, such as lots, bids, and enquiries. They also created some useful local extensions to disclose data related to complaints, bid items, auctions, links to investment projects, item attributes, among others.

Data quality

Summary

The dataset has minor issues that should not interfere with most uses. They include:

  • The parties.contactPoint.telephone field doesn’t use the international format for telephone numbers
  • For some cases, when the tender items is related to services, the item.quantity field is not set
  • Most of the document types are set in a extended field documentTypeDetails instead of in the documentType field

Last reviewed: Jan 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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