Thanks for your comment. Open Contracting is certainly one of the emerging Open Government themes we are seeing in a number of countries. In fact, several OGP member nations – including the UK, the US, and Hungary – have already made commitments to make their contracting and procurement processes more open.
If you’d like to check out the OGP’s Open Government Guide, you can get some more information on illustrative commitments for Open Contracting: http://www.opengovguide.com/topics/public-contracting/
One of the challenges of Open Contracting is providing information in a format that is useful for study and research, but also understandable for all Canadians. What would you like to see included in the planning and decision-making information that you recommend to be disclosed? How do you think we could best present this information to Canadians?