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Re: IT procurement for eGov, transparency case studies

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:49:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMXe=SpL95zjdvRAUqLbm_GB2WCc9zzYxNJMdA_chMFzUkSrdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

I have taken the liberty to open up a page and link it from the home page
of the wiki
(just before i forget I was dong this) but please free free to edit to
change where it links to

 I volunteer to curate activities related to this topic, if it grows on the

Would be nice to pull together some facts  and issue recommendations for
good practices for general adoption.

Should be done asap imho (before ^all^ public money in the world  is spent
 on eGov IT infrastructure without  a fully transparent and justified
rationale,  possibly paving the way for less than optimal solutions and
speculative outcomes)

Brand, please liaise with the DA effort to bring the topic across there
too, as you are on it

i was not capable to answer the questions using the website
it looks to me that the website is designed especially to avoid making
transparent  the information they are looking for
(for example show me the contract between a and b, or how was decision x

This is what I mean that a service should be designed/driven with usage in
mind, and not just stick the word usage as a popular trendy label
' (for example, to answer specific questions such as 'what contractual
agreement drives the development of an open data platfrom such as CKAN?)
But if you can drill further with a better understanding of the
data.govplatform, please assist! its possible that I am missing

Michael  E
great to have templates/guidelines as guidelines



On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <
jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

>  Paola
>  Great idea we'll make sure these ideas of eprocurement are included in the
> roadmap discussions.
> ---------
> Jeanne Holm
> Evangelist, Data.gov
> General Services Administration
> On Jun 24, 2012, at 4:59 AM, "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
>  PDM
> 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 *
>  *
> *
> *
> *
> *
> *
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