Contracting import and analysis in OCDS format with Elastic tools

This manual is an initiative of Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER), Open Data Latin American Initiative and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) written by Ricardo Vega, Martín Szyszlican and Eduard Martín-Borregón with the supervision of Juan Pane and Yohanna Lisnichuk. Translated by Mariel Olivera.


Open Contracting Partnership informs in September 2017 that 13 countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guadalupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay) are active. This means that these countries are using the open contracting data standard, they are committed to implement it and/or have some innovation in the monitoring of public contracting (Updated listing).

This guide has been created to increase the use and impact of data publication, import OCDS and analyze them visually and intuitively. Although all the examples are based on the Mexican case, we provide you with instructions to import any dataset that meets OCDS standard.

We hope this is another small contribution that can help enhance the region’s transparency and accountability.