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EU Procurement Market Network Data
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These 234 networks represent the annual national public procurement markets of 26 European countries from 2008-2016, inclusive. Data is sourced from Tenders Electronic Daily (TED), the official procurement portal of the European Union.
Nodes with the suffix "_i" are issuers (sometimes referred to as buyers) of public contracts, for instance public hospitals, ministries, local governments. Nodes with the suffix "_w" are winners (sometimes called suppliers) of public contracts, generally private-sector firms. Identities have been statistically deduplicated, as described in the paper.
Each network is bipartite: edges only exist between issuers and winners. Edges represent contracting relationships and have two attributes:
Ids of issuers and winners are consistent across time and within countries. Node ids have been randomly generated and do not correspond to any official statistics.
The networks are stored in the GML format. For example: they can be read in directly by Gephi or by the Python NetworkX library with the following commands (using the 2010 Portuguese market as an example):
import networkx as nx
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