Some €90 billion in supplies, services and works will be procured in Ireland and Northern Ireland over the next five years—a significant opportunity by any reckoning. While tendering is an essential but a complex task, many companies struggle to submit a compelling and competitively priced tender document. [Read more…]
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has published its Target Schedule of Contracts and Frameworks 2015 which indicates the timescales for implementing public tendering frameworks and contracts, by industry sector and procurement category. [Read more…]
On the 1st January 2014 the National Procurement Service (NPS) officially transferred from the Office of Public Works and was integrated into the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) under the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The OGP will buy centrally all of the common goods and services on behalf of the entire public sector – this represents a dramatic change in Irish public procurement. [Read more…]
Bid Management Services is delighted to support the “Meet the Buyer” events taking place on:
13th September 2013 – Ramada Hotel, Belfast
17th October 2013 – City West Hotel, Dublin [Read more…]
Bid Management Services’ procurement expertise has just been further increased, with Managing Director Joanne Gillen recently being conferred with her Certificate in Public Procurement at Trinity College Dublin. Bid Management Services is unique in this level of public buyer insight – offering its clients support in winning tenders and etenders in Ireland and overseas. If you would like to discuss your company’s tendering requirements and win more public sector and government contracts, contact Joanne now.
The National Procurement Service today launched the new www.etenders.gov.ie web portal, announcing increased efficiency in the tendering process, as well as more opportunity for SMEs to win tenders in Ireland. Users of the previous eTenders website are required to register on the new portal and to populate the site with company information. Increasingly, tendering will be carried out entirely online using the portal. The new site also offers users the opportunity to be selected for ‘quick quotes’ by buyers for contracts. To maximise your company’s optimum eTenders website portal and increase your tender win rate, see Bid Management Services’ eTenders Profile Building service.
The long awaited Government Action Plan on Green Public Procurement (GPP) has been published.
GPP will cover tenders in the following sectors: construction, energy, transport, food and catering, cleaning products and services, paper, uniforms and other textiles and ICT equipment. The Action Plan seeks to make sure that existing legislative requirements, for example in relation to waste and energy efficiency are factored into future tender competitions. [Read more…]