As of any-minute-now, eTender has an API.  It publishes all the things you can already see through the advanced search, but it uses a global open contracting standard that machines can understand better than people.

Open Contracting

Compare the HTML contract search to the API contract search

Because of the excellent guidelines in the NSW API policy, we have a GitHub repository with sample code.  You can get support if you’re trying to do something with the API, or if I’ve done something to break it.

And you can see the output of my favourite example script, which links Contracts back through Tenders to their Planned Procurements (you’d have to run two reports and merge the spreadsheets to do that).  There’s another example too.

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