About Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO)
Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO) is about opening up public procurement in Nigeria through increased disclosure of procurement information to all stakeholders with a view to ensuring improved transparency and accountability, improve competition, prevent corruption, enhance active citizen participation towards achieving better service delivery and improved ease of doing business in Nigeria.
This NOCOPO portal, conceived by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in line with Section 5(r) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007, was co-created with Civil Society Organisations in fulfillment of Commitment 2 of the Nigeria National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership which is "Full implementation of Open Contracting and adoption of Open Contracting Data Standard in the public sector".
The Bureau of Public Procurement's NOCOPO won global Government Innovation Award. "The award is conferred as part of the Open Contracting Innovation Challenge, a competition (with 88 teams from 40 countries) run by the Open Contracting Partnership and the Open Data Institute (ODI) to recognize groundbreaking data-driven ideas for improving public procurement. The Innovation Challenge honors original ideas for managing, analyzing, and monitoring how the government buys goods and services, as well as cutting-edge approaches to publishing what gets bought, when, from whom, and for how much"
- Open Contracting Partnership