Procurement Contracts 50% open

Prince George's County, MD

What data is expected?

The full text of municipal contracts with vendors, including the amount, awardee (name, address), and date awarded. The data should include if there have been changes to a contract, with information on the final payments as well as the initial contract award amount. Contracts should also be categorized according to the type of purchase and the purchasing department or agency. (More info)

  • Purpose or description
  • Amount
  • Awardee
  • Date awarded

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No Falls under the copyright of the Price George's Country website (all rights reserved) and does not state other license for the PDF not ebid data.
Available in bulk Yes Yes the PDf list, no for the additional details from the ebid site.
Up-to-date No It is difficult to determine the frequency of updates given the month of March just began and the current document available is as of January 2018 and not having any previous versions of the document linked.
Available free online Yes Available as a PDF download from the PG County website.
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format PDF only
findable 1 Didn't immediately return in the search queries and only identify able as a "related document" on the bottom of the office page. Found the PDF easily, but to try to get at the award details. Look through the bid and awards website which links to a registration to get at further award details such as bid open, meeting, and close date. There is some information called plan/spec cost noted as well in the ebid interface.
findable_steps Queried the PG County website for procurement contracts and navigated through the pages to find the office which happens to link to the document then searched for the bidding information to see if further details were available
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 Requires extraction from PDF
collector_name Prince George's Contracts Administration and Procurement Office Also states Office of Central Services on the PDF of the contracts, but says to contact the Contracts Administration and Procurement Office for information.
characteristics Purpose or description, Awardee The ebid site says when the bidding closes, but not the award date. The PDF only states contract end date. Neither disclose the award amount that I could locate.
location - PG County website with link to procurement PDFs, - PDF of PG County current contracts as of January 2018, - PDF of forecasted procurement contracts and incumbent contractors for those if applicable, - Contracts awards search view Lists available in PDF format, but with selectable text for extraction. Only other access is an embedded search results for contracts and often award details are linked, but behind registration for an ebid site.
There is a dataset suggestion on the open data portal for the county which could make this more accessible.

Meta data

Data location - PG County website with link to procurement PDFs - PDF of PG County current contracts as of January 2018 - PDF of forecasted procurement contracts and incumbent contractors for those if applicable - Contracts awards search view
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Jonathan Brier
Submitters   Jonathan Brier
Last modified   Sun Mar 04 2018 07:52:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)