“Last year, I visited Kiev to see the most advanced procurement system in the world. Called ProZorro, after the Ukrainian for “transparency”, the system was developed after the revolution in 2015. Its motto? “Everyone sees everything.”
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Whereas UK procurement exists in a confused mess of paper, PDFs and clunky portals, ProZorro has a single entry point, a standard data format, and open source code. I watched, gobsmacked, as one of its developers looked up all the government contracts with a single supplier.
It took him one minute and 30 seconds to do what teams of UK civil servants might manage in a day. (SkyViews)