Public Procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and placing contracts for large infrastructural projects by a wide and diverse range of contracting authorities.
We use a competitive process, in accordance with OGP procurement guidelines, when purchasing all supplies and services.
Depending on the value of the contract, the Department procures works, goods and services by;
- Advertising tenders on www.etenders.gov.ie;
- Drawing down from national or regional frameworks- Details of Frameworks operated by the Office of Government Procurement are available at www.procurement.ie
- Inviting quotations from selected suppliers
Guidance Documents for Suppliers
Guidance for Suppliers for Registering on eTenders
eTenders Supplier Guide
Benefit of eTenders for Suppliers