Thank Cindy Vaillancourt for pointing me to this website http://www.hcpss.org/f/vendors/index.html to have a look at HCPSS’s spending.
Unfortunately, the data was not easy to be downloaded. It is non-trivial at all. With my background, I used Python programming language and wrote a script to download all six year’s data from 2010-2015.
A quick glance at 2015 spending, over 5 million items are:
I will do some basic analysis. In order to help others who are interested in this data, I saved them in spreadsheet format. If you would like a copy, please let me know. The website does not allow me to upload Excel document for the moment.
Please let me know which kind of analysis or which area you are interested.