Elvis – Map Me Tender

Netherlands Project type: prototype Adriana Homolova


Public procurement (or tendering) is the process of acquiring goods and services for the government. It is therefore the most prominent flow of public money into the private sector. However, structured journalistic research into tenders is limited. Only incidental cases make it to the media, often facilitated by whistle-blowers. We want to spread the notion that it is important for the government to be open about how it spends money that we entrust in its metaphorical hands. 

The solution

Our tool visualizes public procurement markets as a bi-modal directed network visualization. By translating theory on red flags of corruption into these visualizations, we help journalists to focus their research on the juiciest parts of public spending markets.