Open Contracting Data Standard for Procurement (D202)

Authors: David Opoku, Andie Okon, James McKinney (Open Contracting Partnership)

Welcome to Open Contracting Data Standard for Procurement (D202)!

The Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) was created to support organizations to increase contracting transparency, and allow deeper analysis of contracting data by a wide range of users. It enables disclosure of data and documents at all stages of the procurement process by defining a common data model.

This advanced course, consisting of six modules, offers participants an understanding of the use cases for OCDS implementation in open procurement, including the key components and steps to follow to implement OCDS in a specific context such as open smart cities.

By taking Open Contracting Data Standard for Procurement (D202), you will increase your understanding of or know-how to:

1. Make the case for OCDS
Invitation: What are the main user needs of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS)?

2. Learn the basics of OCDS
Investigation: What is OCDS, and what components is it made up of?

3. Get an overview of the OCDS implementation journey
Activation: What tools are available to begin applying the OCDS in your contracting process?

4. Dive deep into the OCDS schema & models
Activation: What are the sections and building blocks of OCDS?

5. OCDS change history and architecture
Activation: What is the process for maintaining change history of a procurement process that uses OCDS?
  • Course Introduction
  • About the OCP and the OCDS
  • Module 1: Making the Case for OCDS
  • Module 2: Getting the Basics of OCDS
  • Module 3: Implementing the OCDS
  • Module 4: A Deep Dive Into the OCDS Schema
  • Module 5: OCDS Change History
  • Course Summary
  • Quiz
  • Post-course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever