La facturación se va a realizar a una empresa constituida en Colombia o por fuera del país? Si es por fuera del país es una exportación de servicios y en ese caso no llevaría IVA. Eso es lo que quisiéramos aclarar. Gracias.
La facturación es a una empresa constituida afuera de Colombia.
Will you require the proposal to be in Spanish or in English?
It can be in English or in Spanish.
7. Following your reply to our question #2 from today, we would be working from Argentina, so could you clarify if there would be any US or Colombian taxes that should be taken into account for the budget?
The taxes will be the ones from the country you're working from.
Some people have asked about information that is in the database (UNSCPS codes, competitive and non-competitive processes).
In this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rmWnDswj1wZDx8zNIcnrU00Of5Uj_Era
You can find how the database is organized, this information is already there.
1. Is there a specific type of invoice that will be needed to bill the contract? We are organizing a partnership to make the proposal, would it be possible to bill each payment from a different member of the partnership?
2. Are there any taxes from Colombia or the US that should be taken into account in the budget?
3. Will CCE or the OCP provide the UNSCSP table codes or an account to access them online?
4. One of the documents mentioned in the procurement -the 'indicators to diagnose the performance of a procurement market using OCDS data'- is not open for access. We already asked for permission to view it via Google Drive but didn't receive an answer. Will you give access to it during this week so it can be used for the proposal?
1. No, there is no specific format for the invoices.
2. It depends on where the contractor will work from.
3. The UNSCSP codes are here for download: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/unspsc-codes, you will need them to identify categories only because the data in OCDS already has them.
4. Yes, we updated the link.
5. One of the functionalities that is expected to be developed is "The most used red flag indicators, plus two more selected by OCP". We saw that there is a file with the definitions of 5 red-flag indicators, are those "the most used" ones? If so, when will the other two be defined?
6. In the "Activities and responsabilities" section, it is mentioned that the budget has to include at least two visits to Colombia, but previosuly it also mentions that the contractor "will meet at least monthly with OCP’s Head for Latin America, Colombia’s Program Manager and, when necessary, with the Head of Data Products and Services, to discuss progress updates and to agree the goals and workload of the coming month". Will it be possible to conduct this monthly meetings via videoconference?
5. The other two indicators will be defined during the development of the Dashboard.
6. Yes, monthly meetings can be online.
In the OCDS, there are two main levels of data mentioned: releases and records. What level of data does the API give, both of them or just the releases? (or, in other words, will it be necessary to implement the ETL process necessary to transform the releases level of data into records?)
The API gives releases, however, the releases have the complete information of the current state of the procurement processes, which would be equivalent to a compiled release. So it is not necessary to transform releases into records, since there will always be a release for each procurement process with complete information.
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6. Does the development adhere to an existing domain? Should an access function be built? Log in Register?
7. Who covers server expenses in the cloud? How long would it take if it is the contractor?
8. How is the payment method of the project?
9. When do you want to start the project?
10. How many users are expected to have access to this solution?
11. Is the API static or is it possible to make changes?
12. It seems that the data is not standardized. They require data cleaning. This should be done once, or is it something recurring?
13. Who provides people for user tests? Do you have a list of users that we can contact for testing?
6. The dashboard will be made accessible from a domain name controlled by CCE. The dashboard will be publicly accessible, and will not require login or signup. That said, if the dashboard proposal includes any administrative functions, access to those should be controlled.
7. CCE will cover server expenses, once the dashboard is transferred to CCE at the end of the project. During development, the contractor is expected to assume any temporary server expenses.
8. There will be a 20% payment to start the project. The other payments will be defined between OCP and the contractor based on the progress of the project on a monthly or quarterly basis.
9. Once the contract is signed, we expect to begin before March 1st 2020.
10. In one day, the open databases of the integrated SECOP I and II, were consulted 5,283 times and the data were downloaded 826 times, the base of SECOP I was consulted 4,981 times and downloaded 991 times, and the base of SECOP II was consulted 4,400 times and downloaded 885 times (data from datos.gov.co).
11. The person in charge of making changes to the API is Colombia Compra Eficiente. OCP asked the interested party to clarify what kind of changes it meant.
12. The data is in the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), so they are standardized. OCP asked the interested party to clarify this question.
13. OCP and Colombia Compra Eficiente will provide a list of users for the tests.
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1. What is the source of the data to be able to make the visualizations? Currently Colombia Compra Eficiente has public data sets in the data portal.gov.co, which can be used to display the information.
2. Can Plotly be used as a library to achieve interactive graphics? or it's only JavaSript and the Chart.js library
3. It is understood that the economic proposal is for 7 months of work and that proposals for less than 50 thousand will be immediately prioritized. Will the 50 thousand be for the total value of the project?
4. Who will be responsible for the tests?
5. The Dashboard must be immersed in the Colombia Compra Eficiente's page? https://www.colombiacompra.gov.co/
1. The source of the data is Colombia Compra Eficiente (CCE), the information from SECOP I, SECOP II and TVEC are updated in the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS). OCDS is in JSON format and contains the data of the three platforms of Colombia Compra Eficiente, which is found on Colombia Compra Eficiente's webpage. We suggest reviewing the publication policy to understand it better. The board must use this source, either from the API or directly from MongoDB.
3. Yes, the total value of the project, including taxes, must be less than $ 50 thousand USD.
4. The contractor must perform tests with users, OCP's helpdesk will also perform tests.
5. Yes, the Dashboard will be managed and maintained by Colombia Compra Eficiente, and will remain on its website.
Will it be necessary to implement an authentication / logging system to manage users and access levels?
The dashboard will be made accessible from a domain name controlled by Colombia's National Procurement Agency - Colombia Compra Eficiente (CCE). The dashboard will be publicly accessible, and will not require login or signup. That said, if the dashboard proposal includes any administrative functions, access to those should be controlled.
Thank you for your question