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 Irish government website for finding Irish tenders, www.etenders.gov.ie lists new government contract opportunities daily. To ensure that you receive updates on tenders relevant to your business – be it legal tenders, construction tenders, healthcare tenders or IT tenders in Ireland – you must update your eTenders profile to include relevant keywords. [Read more…]
New OGP Framework Schedule Announced
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…]
12 Tendering Tips
Take a look at our Tendering Tips to help you manage the process or understand how our support and expertise can make all the difference in your tender application.
Horizon 2020 Grant Writing
The EU’s ambitious Horizon 2020 funding has a total of €79 billion to allocate to projects over the next 7 years. The amount of funding available for 2014 is €7.8 billion. The Irish government has forecast that Ireland will aim to receive €1.25 billion which marks a huge increase from the €600 million received under the FP7 programme. [Read more…]
National Training Awards Win
For the third year running, Bid Management Services is delighted to have been chosen as the winner of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) National Training Awards for its work in training companies in winning tenders. [Read more…]
Office of Government Procurement – Who buys what?
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…]
Outstanding Small Business Finalist
The team at Bid Management Services is delighted to have successfully been selected as a finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2014. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the these important awards which celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to the Irish economy. [Read more…]
Dos and Don’ts of Tendering – Today FM
Bid Management Services’ Managing Director Joanne Gillen talked with Conall O’Morain of the TodayFM Sunday Business Show this morning about the Dos and Don’ts of tendering in Ireland and internationally. To learn more about winning tenders in Ireland, tender training, and making bid/no-bid decisions, listen back to the radio show here.
Free Meet the Buyer Event – Sept/Oct 2013
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…]