Francis brings a strong value-for-money focus to all procurement activities and provides procurement guidance and advice to management and staff at all levels throughout public sector organisations.
Francis worked for thirty five years with Fáilte Ireland, The National Tourism Development Authority (formerly Bord Fáilte) fifteen years of which were spent as Head of Procurement/Freedom of Information until April 2010. Francis is knowledgeable in all aspects of the Government Procurement guidelines and EU Directives.
Francis was responsible for managing a procurement spend of €78 million out of a total budget of €125 million, ensuring that all procurement spend was fully compliant and carried out to best practice standards. He successfully completed the first Institute of Public Administration Certificate in Strategic Procurement with distinction in 2008. Francis has also successfully handled countless of Freedom of Information requests in line with legislation requirements.
Francis brings a vast amount of knowledge and in-depth public sector procurement expertise to meet all your procurement needs.
Dr Peter Brennan
Peter has over ten years’ consultancy experience in this field and he also brings 40 years’ experience in both the public and private sector procurement. In recent years Peter has carried out projects for Government Departments, the Oireachtas, State Agencies, Local Authorities, the European Commission and a wide variety of private sector clients.
He was a keynote speaker at last year’s Forum on Public Procurement conference. In addition, Peter is a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and is a regular speaker at its international conferences.
As well as being Chairman of Public Procurement Services, Peter is outgoing President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He is also Chairman of the Institute of European Affairs Climate Change Project, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, and an active member of the Institute of Directors and the Small Firms Association. Peter is co-author of the book Public Procurement Rules of the Road, published in 2016.
James has a wealth of public procurement experience across the central government and utility sectors. He has worked in a number of procurement roles for central government from 2005-2016, including as Portfolio Manager with the Office of Government Procurement. James is a strong advocate of using the power of market competition for the benefit of the taxpayer in the provision of an ever-increasing share of public services via private sector operators, and in the use of effective contract management throughout the procurement cycle. For James, procurement is a key empowering function in modern public sector management and the critical fulcrum where value is lost or won.
Sorcha Kelly Doyle
With a diploma in Business Management, Sorcha has worked in a diverse range of businesses over the last 20 years. Sorcha is responsible for office management, using her excellent communication, organisational and time management skills. Sorcha is able to prioritise tasks and works well under pressure. She has the skills and ability to liaise with both the PPS & Bid Services teams as well as our valued clients. Sorcha was also involved in developing, implementing and maintaining the company’s ISO accreditation.
Eugene has comprehensive experience of Public Procurement having worked for over ten years in the Public and Commercial Semi-State sectors, and during this period he successfully managed an extensive and varied array of procurement projects. His vast experience both informs and compliments qualifications in Public Procurement, Project Management, Masters in Ethics from DCU – and he has delivered a paper on Ethics and Public Procurement, at an International Conference on Business Ethics. Eugene also has strong analytical skills and a commitment to delivering the highest standard of client services based on rational and objective procurement principles.