OC4H glossary


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rationale

In relation to the Open Contracting Data Standard rationale is an explanation of the reason for an amendment to a contract or contracting process.

record

In relation to the Open Contracting Data Standard, a record is an OCDS document which compiles all of the information available about a contracting process and provides the latest value of each field in the OCDS schema. A record is updated each time a contracting process changes and includes links to each release relating to the contracting process.

red flag

Alert that shows an abnormal situation.

relationship

In relation to the Open Contracting Data Standard relationship describes the way in which two contracting processes are related.

release

An immutable OCDS document which provides an update about a contracting process.

reusable tools

A software tool which either consumes or produces OCDS data.

review body

Agency in charge of assessing complaints and challenges to a procurement process, and determining an action based on these complaints and challenges.

role

In relation to the Open Contracting Data Standard, role refers to how an organization or other participant was involved in the contracting process.