We are governed by public procurement guidelines in our purchase of supplies and services, including how we award contracts for work and so that we secure best value for money.

When awarding contracts we are governed by the following principles:

  • Equal Treatment: All suppliers will be treated equally and with the utmost fairness at every stage of a contract award procedure.
  • Transparency: Any information and rules regarding forthcoming contracts and the rules to be applied should be readily available to all interested candidates.
  • Proportionality: Any demands placed upon suppliers should be both relevant and directly related to the contract being awarded.
  • Mutual Recognition: Standards, specifications and qualifications in use throughout the EU should receive equal recognition, on condition that the products or services are suitable for their intended purpose.

Irish Government Contract Regulations apply to all of the above principles and require that competitive tendering should be used. European Procurement Directives apply for contracts above the EU thresholds.

We comply with tax clearance and public sector contract requirements as set out by the Department of Finance.

Details of current tenders and contract awards can be found on the Office of Government Procurement website.

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