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Who We are

We make procurement in Europe more accessible.

TheyBuyForYou is a consortium of 10 leading companies, universities, research centres, government departments and local authorities in the UK, Norway, Italy, Spain and Slovenia.

We receive funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme to make the European procurement market more accessible.

The TheyBuyForYou project started in January 2018 and is completing at the end of December 2020. However, our online tools will be available long after this date – we want to change the European procurement market for the better over the years to come.

To achieve this, our engineers are busy building procurement APIs and user interfaces that are open source and available to everyone. To this day, we have collected more than 112 million records with intelligence on 1.2 million tenders, 1.3 million awards and 100,000 companies. We’re designing bespoke online tools so that everybody can access our data, be it SMEs looking for contract opportunities, local authorities that search for suppliers, or data journalists who care about public accountability.

TheyBuyForYou brings together leading procurement experts and data architects from research centres, governments and companies in five different countries. We’re testing our tools in seven rigorous business cases to make sure we get it right. The Government of Slovenia is already using our tools to detect patterns of fraud in public spending. A local authority in Spain employs TheyBuyForYou technology to make procurement decisions more transparent. And a large credit information service in Italy integrates our tools to offer public authorities and businesses better value.

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Our Project Partners

Spend Network

Spend Network

UK

OpenCorporates

OpenCorporates

UK

SINTEF

SINTEF

Norway

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Spain

King's College London

King's College London

UK

 Grupo Oesía

Grupo Oesía

Spain

Cerved

Cerved

Italy

Jožef Stefan Institute

Slovenia

Ministry of Public Administration

Ministry of Public Administration

Slovenia

Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza

Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza

Spain

Spend Network are experts in public procurement in the UK, we believe improving procurement through transparency is essential to increase the efficiency public spending and to expand the opportunities for SMEs to sell to government. 

We join this project to make public procurement more transparent across Europe and to combine insights from the public and private sectors. We run Work Package 1, which focuses on data gathering and ingestion. We are also playing key supporting roles in data categorisation in Work Package 2 and are responsible for two corporate business cases in Work Package 6

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