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Re: IT procurement for eGov, transparency case studies

From: Mick Phythian <mick.phythian@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:16:46 +0100
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To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
Cc: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
One would hope PDM could extract the information from the CKAN's mouth
itself - http://data.gov.uk/dataset/public-sector-procurement-spend


On 24 June 2012 12:56, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com> wrote:

> One of the eGov hot topics is ''IT procurement" that is, how do Government
> select the  software that supports the electronic side of their
> operations. this is not just repositories
> for open data, but all sorts of kit.
> Some References in this report:
> Government and IT - "a recipe for rip-offs": time for a new approach
> http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmpubadm/1724/172402.htm
> One of the projects I am working on at the moment, involves mapping, with
> documentation
> (as documentary evidence), for each eGovernment initiative, how the IT
> resources
> are secured.
> Murky field of inquiry.
> just to start off, I  consulted the UK government last year, including
> issuing FOI requests, about the procurement, of CKAN for example,
>  particularly wanted to learn what was the original spec /requirements for
> CKAN, and what kind of funding was granted, based on what agreement/tender.
> however,  I was unable  to access any document available, including no
> contract between the UK government and OKFn for the development of CKAN,
> although there is some evidence of moneys having been exchanged between the
> UK Government and OKFn for the purpose of funding CKAN development. Does
> anyone have any info?
> I am gathering  the same for each EU country, but the respective eGov
> iniaitives so far seem to
> be cagey its not just the UK which is giving me the cold shoulder on this,
> and sometimes they simply say that there is no such thing as an IT
> procurement process for eGov at all, or simply decline to answer.  how can
> this be? aren't government spending, or planning to spend tons of public
> money to purchase the egovernment infrastuctures? how can this be done
> under the table?
> I would be interested to
> 1. learn what other group members may know/think about the issue
> 2.  does anyone know if the transparency laws and access to info and open
> data initiatives in the EU cover such things as IT procurement data for
> egov?
> 3.  is anyone interested in collaborating in this effort? how do we
> propose the topic for development to this group.
> seems relevant
> thanks
> An example of a Procurement life cycle can be summarised as follows, but
> it can take a variety of
> different steps, some of which are 'decisions'
> *Information gathering/requirements*
> *Supplier contact*:
> *Background review:*
> *Negotiation*
> *Fulfillment:
> Consumption, maintenance, and disposal:*
> *Renewal:*
> *Additional Step *
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *

Mick Phythian PhD

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