What intelligence can be found in big data? The case of the French public procurement.

Influence de l'allotissement sur le nombre moyen d’attributairesThe purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that public procurement markets are “big data” filed with intelligence information. We analysed the award notice of french public procurement through 2006 to 2010. The results show that big data, used to extract structural indicators, facilitate strategic decision of public purchaser to structure its tenders and strengthen its decision-making power in the selection of suppliers. These results prompt us to propose foundations for future competitive intelligence applications to public procurement.

Mamavi, O., et Morin, S. (2014). Quelle intelligence peut-on trouver dans les données massives ? La cas des marchés publics français. Revue Internationale d’Intelligence Économique. Télécharger ici.