Data source and description
Data source is the Procurement Monitoring Bureau's website, mainly the published procurement notices, which are prepared by contracting authorities, public service providers, public partners or their representatives in accordance with the regulatory enactments in the field of public procurement issued in the territory of the Republic of Latvia - Public Procurement Law, Law On Procurement of Public Service Providers, Law On Defence and Security Procurement, Law On Public-Private Partnership, Cabinet Regulation No.104 of 28 February 2017 “Rules on the procurement procedure and its application for projects financed by the contracting party” (historical versions: Regulation No. 299 of 4 June 2013 (effective from 1 September 2013 to 27 February 2017) and Regulation No. 65 of 5 February 2008 (effective from 9 February 2008 to 31 August 2013) and Procurement Guidelines for public service providers. The Cabinet regulations determine the content of the notices and the procedures for preparing them (Cabinet Regulation No. 103 of 28 February 2017 “Public Procurement Notices and Procedures for their Preparation” and others).
Data is offered in Latvian (geographical coverage: Republic of Latvia) and contains only the information to be disclosed in the notices. Important note. When analysing the data, please take into account the regulatory framework in force during the period considered (including transitional rules which, for example, provide for the completion of the procurement procedures initiated in accordance with the provisions of the law in force on the date of the announcement of the procurement procedure in question, etc.). Changes to laws may affect the content of notices (e.g. different fields included in notices). In addition, on 1 January 2014 Latvia had a transfer from Latvian lats (LVL) to the euro (EUR) currency.
Details of inaccurate data! During the period from 18 June 2019 to 6 April 2020, the notices published in accordance with Section 9 of the Public Procurement Law regarding the notice for intended contract (notice_planned_contract) and the notices on the concluded contract (notice_concluded_contract) may include wrong data for the type of procedure (proc_type) which does not apply to these notices. When selecting data, do not take into account the data of the type of procedure in these types of notices!
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Availability, format, and updating the data
Data can be freely downloaded from the FTP server offered by the Procurement Monitoring Bureau ftp://open.iub.gov.lv.
Data is available without authorisation and is offered in a machine-readable format (XML) using top Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera) or open-code software FileZilla (https://filezilla-project.org/). Data is archived once daily in the *. tar.gz archives. Each archive shall contain all the notices published last day. Archives are grouped according to the following parameters: year → month → day. Data is available for the period from 1 January 2013. Data is updated once daily 00:15. The data available for re-use shall be final and shall not be corrected.
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