"When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science, whatever the matter may be."
Lord Kelvin

Data Publication for EU citizens – 1/2019


April 2, 2019


One of the aims of CRCB is to improve the transparency of the public procurement in EU and to help the researchers, the journalists and other stakeholders have access to public procurement data. Accordingly, we decided to make a part of public procurement database built by CRCB easy accessible and publish some main indicators of public tenders of Croatia: the publication date, the name of issuer, the name of winner, the contract value, e.t.c. We used the webpage of the Croatian Public Procurement Authority where we downloaded the information concerning public tenders in structured but not easy to read and analyzeable format. Our dataset contains information of 72,292 records from January 2016 to March 2019. We would like to help the researchers, journalists, ngo-s and state institutions as well achieve their invaluable and important aim to fight against corruption, and at the same time we also provide them with information that foster their evidence based politics.

The public procurement database building efforts were made by the vountary workers of the CRCB.

The dataset

…in csv format (zip)

…in xlsx format (zip)

…in dta format (zip)

Suggested citation:

CRCB. 2019. Data Publication for EU Citizens – 1/2019. The Croatian Public Procurement Dataset from January 2016 to March 2019. Budapest: CRCB.