OGP Framework



Derilinx Awarded National Framework for the provision of Open Data and Data Management Technical Services

Ireland has been a leader in Open Data in Europe for 5 years in a row (2nd place in 2021 – EU Open Data Maturity Report) and we, at Derilinx, want to keep working with the Irish Government to keep that trend.

We are delighted to announce that Derilinx together with the Open Data Institute have been awarded the Technical Services Framework for Open Data and Data Management for the Irish Public Sector by the Office of Government Procurement (SSB041F). The Framework was officially launched with a press release from Minister Ossian Smyth on February 23rd.

In July 2021 the Directive on Open Data and the Re-use of Public Sector Informationwas transposed into National Law across EU Member States. The Open Data Directive focuses on making sure that public-sector and publicly-funded data is reusable; driving social, economic, political and environmental change. Also in July 2021, provisions of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (the ‘DSGA’) carrying implications for the way in which public bodies may exchange data were commenced.

This Framework will enable Irish Public Service Bodies to receive expert services to deliver the benefits linked to Open Data, Data Sharing and best practice Data Management.

The Framework covers three categories of service:

  1. Data Management
  2. Fully hosted and managed Open Data Platform Solution
  3. Ad hoc consultancy advice and support services for Open Data and Data Management

You can learn more about the Framework in our recent blog post “Everything you need to know about the Technical Services Framework for Open Data and Data Management“.

The award of this technical framework confirms Derilinx’s position as global experts in the area of Open Data, Data Sharing and Data Management.

Derilinx has been leading Open Data developments, both in Ireland and internationally, since 2014. We are passionate about helping our customers discover, publish and trust open data to create data insights that will deliver tangible sustainable impact.

We have extensive experience in the provision of fully hosted and managed data solutions, notably managing the Irish National Open Data Portal (on behalf of the Open Data Unit at DPER) and the National Open Data Catalogue (on behalf of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer at DPER). We also manage the Smart Dublin Open Data Portal – Dublinked, as well as collaborate with the Central Statistics Office, the Environmental Protection Agency, Tusla, eHealth, and many other Departments and Public Service Bodies. Internationally, we are very proud of counting amongst our customers the World Bank Group (e.g. Energy Data and Water Data Portals), the International Aid Transparency Initiative, the East West Management Institute and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

If you would like to find out more about the potential of Open Data, Data Sharing and Data Management and how we can help your organisation, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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