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…]