Advocacy, policy and engagement focused on the implementation of open contracting in the UK between 2015 and 2017, including: setting up and facilitating workshops, strategy and communications across business, civil society and government; presenting at the G20 anti Corruption Working Group and UNCAC. As a result:
- Working with the OCP team we secured a robust commitment by the UK Government to open contracting and the open contracting data standard in their Open Government National Action Plan.
- At the UK 2016 Anti Corruption Summit, our work also helped secure a groundbreaking commitment in the communiqué to “making public procurement open by default – so that citizens and businesses can have a clear public record of how public money is spent” and commitments by 14 champion countries to implement the implement the Open Contracting Data Standard.
- Design and set up of the OCP project on confidentiality in public contracting.