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10-08-2015

Simon Harris T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement has announced new framework agreements for the supply of electricity to the entire public sector. These frameworks will bring about substantial savings.

 

Welcoming the framework agreements Minister Harris commented: “The scale of cost...

09-07-2015

Recent Changes to Website – Update

 

The procurement.ie website carries information about centralised contracts and frameworks that are in place from which public bodies can buy. With a view to making this information available to our customer departments/agencies in an accessible and consistent way, the OGP is in...

02-07-2015

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) held a Legal Services Market Information Seminar on 22nd April 2015 in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place.

 

The purpose of this Seminar was to provide the Solicitors profession (our market) with an overview of:

Procurement Reform The Operating...
01-07-2015

The OGP Schedule of Frameworks and Contracts sets out the OGP’s service delivery plan for 2015 and Q1 2016 and provides details of when key contracts and frameworks will be available for use by public sector bodies. The schedule does not refer to the timing of procurement activity (e.g. market analysis, publication of Requests for Tender...

29-06-2015

Simon Harris T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement has announced a Framework Agreement for the provision of ICT Research and Advisory Services for the public sector.

 

Welcoming the new Framework Agreement, Minister Harris commented: “Information and Communication Technology is critical to the...

29-06-2015

The Office of Government Procurement is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Martin Sisk to the Interim Public Sector Procurement Board. The Board provides advice to Government on public procurement matters, oversees the implementation of Government’s procurement reform plan and oversees the role of the Office of Government Procurement (“...

29-06-2015

Simon Harris T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Procurement today (29 June 2015) announced a contract allowing the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to purchase Emergency Ambulances at very competitive rates.  The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar T.D. also welcomed today’s award...

17-06-2015

SMEs have been urged to take advantage of the lucrative public procurement market at this year’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in Belfast, taking place today, Wednesday 17 June 2015. Encouraging more firms to bid for public tenders, both locally and on a cross-border basis, is the main aim of the ‘Meet the Buyer’ events.

22-05-2015

In July of last year, in response to an appeal of a High Court decision not to lift the suspension of the award of a public contract, the Supreme Court held that the Remedies Regulations* did not give the court jurisdiction to lift the suspension of a contract award in the circumstances where an unsuccessful tenderer or candidate initiates...

21-05-2015

The current Bulk Liquid Fuels Framework Agreement which was awarded on August 1st 2013 is due to terminate on 31st July 2015. The original Framework Agreement provided the option of an extension by a further year.

 

The Office of Government Procurement wishes to avail of this option and...

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