OCDS is designed around a contracting model in which:
- One or more awards are made naming the selected suppliers;
- One contract is signed for each award made, referring back to the related award;
For this reason, the core
contract block does not include information on
suppliers. These can be located by looking at the related
award using the
However, there are some contracting processes in which a single award to multiple suppliers, results in multiple contracts, each to a single supplier. In these instances, it is important to specify suppliers at the contract level.
The Contract suppliers extension introduces a
contract/suppliers array for this purpose.
Report issues for this extension in the ocds-extensions repository, putting the extension's name in the issue's title.