Sunlight on Procurement in Government

Sept. 9, 2013, 12:31 p.m.

Procurement is the process by which the government buys goods and services from the private sector. Sunlight is researching the current availability of data that relate to the procurement processes at the local, federal and international level. Similarly to our Open Data Guidelines, Sunlight has also released a new subset of Open Data Guidelines that focus specifically on procurement. We believe that transparency in procurement could reduce corruption, improve government effectiveness and allow for more and better accountability and oversight.