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TheyBuyForYou SIGNED

Enabling procurement data value chains for economic development, demand management, competitive markets and vendor intelligence

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EC-Contrib. €






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Project "TheyBuyForYou" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STRINDVEGEN 4
postcode: 7034
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 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙274˙440 €
 EC max contribution 2˙925˙693 € (89%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2017-1
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2020-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SINTEF AS NO (TRONDHEIM) coordinator 697˙037.00
3    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 361˙125.00
4    TICON UK LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 256˙550.00
5    OPENCORPORATES LTD UK (LONDON) participant 252˙525.00
7    MINISTRSTVO ZA JAVNO UPRAVO SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 214˙500.00
8    CERVED GROUP SPA IT (SAN DONATO MILANESE) participant 198˙266.00
9    AYUNTAMIENTO DE ZARAGOZA ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 166˙250.00
10    OESIA NETWORKS SL ES (RIVAS VACIAMADRID) participant 106˙400.00
11    CERVED GROUP SPA IT (MILANO) participant 0.00
12    STIFTELSEN SINTEF NO (TRONDHEIM) participant 0.00


 Project objective

Procurement affects virtually every organisation. Public spending alone will soon exceed €2trn per annum in the EU. In times of slow economic recovery and enhanced transparency, there is a pressing need for better management of government finances. The interaction between governments and businesses is key to delivering reformed public services, but it cannot, in its present form, create growth with less investment. In addition, research has already shown that SMEs can compete effectively with their larger counterparts and deliver value for money, provided the right environment. Private sector buyers face similar challenges. They are expected to run efficient, accountable tendering procedures, whether the beneficiaries are company shareholders or taxpayers. This becomes increasingly difficult as the flow of goods, services, finances, and data reaches all-times highs. TheyBuyForYou will deliver the data value chains, enabling technologies, and innovation that are critically needed for this fundamental change to happen. The project will explore how procurement knowledge graphs, paired with data management, analytics and interaction design could be used to reform four key procurement areas: (i) economic development: facilitating better economic outcomes from public spending for SMEs; (ii) demand management: spotting trends in public spending to achieve long-term goals such as savings; (iii) competitive markets: promoting healthier competition and identifying collusions and other irregularities; and (iv) supplier intelligence: optimising supply chains. We will develop an integrated technology platform, with data, core services, open APIs and online tools, which will be validated in 3 business cases in public/corporate procurement in Slovenia, Spain and Italy. The expected impact is substantial, with €200m savings in EU public spending; 25% increase in the value unlocked by enhanced procurement management in the private sector; and 20% more SMEs bidding for contracts.


List of deliverables.
Business case requirements analysis and specifications Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Visualization and interaction components v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Knowledge graph publication Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Ingested data v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Data-shape aware automatic storytelling methods Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Data gathering, extraction, pre-processing and normalisation components v2 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Report on best practices for software engineering, publishing and using procurement data Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Common spending templates framework v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Evaluation of the infographic and storytelling generation technology Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Data gathering, extraction, pre-processing and normalisation components v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Internal communication tools Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Project manual and quality assurance plan Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Cross-lingual document similarity service Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Data source catalogue and audit Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Outreach strategy for communication and community engagement Documents, reports 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Procurement APIs and platform release v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Data curation, linking, reconciliation, and categorisation components Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Procurement APIs and platform release v2 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Visualization and interaction components v2 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25
Public spending real-time monitoring and analytics demo v1 Other 2020-04-07 23:30:25

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TheyBuyForYou deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Ahmet Soylu, Brian Elvesæter, Philip Turk, Dumitru Roman, Oscar Corcho, Elena Simperl, George Konstantinidis and Till Christopher Lech
Towards an Ontology for Public Procurement based on the Open Contracting Data Standard
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Proceedings of the 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (i3e), Trondheim, Norway, 2019 2020-04-07
2018 Ahmet Soylu, Óscar Corcho, Elena Simperl, Dumitru Roman, Francisco Yedro Martínez, Chris Taggart, Ian Makgill, Brian Elvesæter, Ben Symonds, Helen McNally, George Konstantinidis, Yuchen Zhao, Till C. Lech
Towards Integrating Public Procurement Data into a Semantic Knowledge Graph
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Proceedings of the EKAW 2018 Posters and Demonstrations Session co-located with 21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW), November 2018, Nancy, France 2020-04-07
2019 Ahmet Soylu, Brian Elvesæter, Philip Turk, Dumitru Roman, Oscar Corcho, Elena Simperl, Ian Makgill, Chris Taggart, Marko Grobelnik and Till C. Lech
An Overview of the TBFY Knowledge Graph for Public Procurement
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Proceedings of Poster and Demos of International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2019 2020-04-07
2018 Simperl, Elena; Corcho, Oscar; Grobelnik, Marko; Roman, Dumitru; Soylu, Ahmet; Jesús Fernández Ruíz, María; Gatti, Stefano; Taggart, Chris; Skok Klima, Urška; Ferrari Uliana, Annie; Makgill, Ian; Lech, Till Christopher
TheyBuyForYou: Enabling Procurement Data Value Chains
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Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Service-oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC), Como, Italy 2020-04-07

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