Procurement Data Crash Course

4.1 A walk through the OCPO COVID-19 reporting dashboard

The COVID-19 dashboard was developed during COVID-19 by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO). Earlier in the year, the OCPO added another dataset to the dashboard —— Disaster Response Transactions.
This was initially referred to as flood disaster response data. As the OCPO has developed this dashboard and could replicate it for other datasets, it is likely the OCPO will use this platform for any emergency procurement later on. Thus it’s worthwhile for us to play around with the dashboard and understand how it works.
The detailed transaction list of the COVID19 dashboard has been scraped by OpenUp and uploaded in the KeeptheReceipts tool we developed.
In this lesson we will explore how to use the OCPO procurement dashboard to find interesting information.