"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 workshop at Big Data for Policy conference

 

A dataset and codes for analysis are released to support the workshop held by Mihály Fazekas at the conference: “Policy-making in the Big Data Era: Opportunities and Challenges” at the University of Cambridge on the 17th of June 2015. The data and codes are solely for demonstrating some interesting ways structured public procurement data can be used to measure favouritism in government contracting.

Presentation slides

UK government supplier data (2009-2013): Public procurement supplier level dataset, halfyearly aggregation, contracts awarded by UK central administration. The analysis shows that some companies simultaneously display high corruption risk  patterns in terms of procurement success and tendering red flags (CRI) throughout the 2010 change of government.

DATA (zipped data package)

If you wish to re-use the data beyond the workshop get in touch with Mihály Fazekas at mihaly.fazekas@crcb.eu for full data documentation and information on data quality.