Procurement Contracts 100% open

Baltimore, 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 Yes Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Stated on Socrata "this dataset will be updated on a monthly basis."
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
findable 3
findable_steps Visited the open data portal for Baltimore City, Maryland after searching for "Baltimore MD open data"
licence_url The terms of Use and Disclaimer Policy page: "Data Policy. OpenBaltimore is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. By using data made available through OpenBaltimore, the user agrees to the conditions stated above."
Collected by government Yes Presented via Socrata
usability 3
collector_name Bureau of Purchases in the Department of Finance As stated on the Socrata dataset description for "Baltimore City Contracts - Bureau of Purchases, Department of Finance" This description states that other procured services are needed from other departments not provided in this dataset. The linked datasets include the "All materials, supplies, equipment, and services used by City Agencies" it does not include the professional services or public works (example being construction) and those are available only through the Bureau of Purchases. The professional services are available through the Board of Estimates with the Law Department, public works are through the Department of Public Works.
characteristics Purpose or description, Amount, Awardee Has contract start and end dates, but not award date.
location - Socrata Dataset description and landing page, - Socrata Dataset data view page

Meta data

Data location - Socrata Dataset description and landing page - Socrata Dataset data view page
Data licence
Data format   CSV, RDF, TSV, XML
Reviewer   Jonathan Brier
Submitters   Jonathan Brier
Last modified   Sun Mar 11 2018 01:42:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)