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Our Team

We have a team of eight procurement specialists supporting the business all of whom have decades of public sector experience and at least 15 years direct experience each,  either in the procurement function or as a procurement consultant.

Meet the Public Procurement Team

In addition, we can avail of specialist resources, for example: in relation to Legal advices on procurement law, as regards works procurement (the Construction Works Management Framework) and compliance with the Public Spending Code.  We have unrivalled subject matter expertise in every procurement category.

Dr Peter Brennan

Dr Peter Brennan is the founder and business owner. He was a career civil servant until 1986 when he went to Brussels (again) as IBEC’s European Director.

For the past twenty years he has won hundreds of tenders for his company and client businesses. In 2007, he switched focus to procurement. He has advised over 100 contracting authorities on procurements in almost all OGP categories using all procurement procedures including the DPS, the competitive dialogue and the competitive procedure with negotiation.

His clients include Departments, Local and Regional Authorities, Utilities, commercial and non-commercial semi-state companies, regulators, charities and voluntary groups and the Defence Forces.

Currently, he is advising on several tender competition and projects to a value in excess of €1.5 billion.

Francis Carroll

Francis Carroll has been with Public Procurement Services for over ten years. He was the Procurement Officer for Fáilte Ireland for 14 years. He is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and trusted advisors in procurement in Ireland.

Francis has supported the procurement units in the Arts Council, the Abbey Theatre, BIM, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. He has also delivered procurement training to many clients. He has a Certificate in Strategic Procurement (IPA).

Eugene Rownan

Eugene has comprehensive knowledge and experience of Public Procurement having worked for over 15 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 expertise and experience both informs and compliments qualifications in Public Procurement, Project Management and he holds a Masters in Ethics from DCU.

He has strong analytical skills and a commitment to delivering the highest standard of client services based on rational and objective procurement principles. Eugene has delivered training to a range of Government Agencies and Local Authorities, but his primary focus is delivering advisory and fully managed procurement services.

Paul Behan

Paul Behan has over 25 years’ experience in Public Procurement, twenty two of them in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service as Procurement & Supplier Relationship Manager. Responsible for all procurement as well as having overall management of the warehouse. Procurement influence on budgets was between €30 million – €62 Million p.a. Paul brings a strong value for money approach to projects while ensuring organisational and end users needs are met. He has immense experience in tendering and extensive knowledge of procurement rules and regulations and how to apply them in a practical sense. Paul has an MBS in Strategic Procurement from DCU, as well Diplomas in Public Procurement (Kings Inns), Purchasing & Materials Management (TUI), Project Management (PAI). Paul has previously provided tendering support to the Irish Prison Service and was a member of the OGP Sourcing Team for Transport. He was also Chair of the European Blood Alliance Collaborative Procurement Network and was instrumental in setting up successful Collaborative Procurement Frameworks with colleagues in UK Blood Establishment with projects exceeding €70 million.

James Farrell

James Farrell who has 15+ years’ experience has been with Public Procurement Services since 2019. He worked previously with the OGP as a Portfolio Manager and was Head of Procurement in the Department of Foreign Affairs.

He has advised very many clients in managing tender competitions through all phases to contract close. He is an excellent trainer and achieves the highest of praise for his communication skills and in-depth knowledge of procurement.

He qualified as a solicitor and has a Diploma in Public Procurement (IPA).

Ann Clarke

Ann Clarke worked in the Procurement Unit of An Garda Síochána for 15 years before joining Public Procurement Services. She managed hundreds of tender competitions during this period, including specialist equipment, records management, ICT goods and services, telecommunications, towing services, translation and interpretation services, medical services and the procurement of professional services.

Ann has considerable practical experience in developing and implementing procurement processes and procedures; in setting procurement strategy; and in financial management.

She has an Advanced Diploma in Procurement Law.

John Cunnane

John Cunnane worked in the Procurement Unit of An Garda Síochána for 14 years before joining Public Procurement Services. He has considerable experience in relation to spend analysis, preparing and implementing Corporate Procurement Plans, setting procurement strategy, providing oversight and compliance support and in managing procurements through the full cycle.

He is a qualified barrister and has an MBS in Strategic Procurement (DCU) and the Advanced Diploma in Public Procurement Law (Kings Inns).

William Brown

William Brown is our ‘go to’ advisor on works procurement. A qualified solicitor and engineer, and a Partner in Fortfield and Brown (Belfast), he has an exceptional track record in supporting clients to navigate their way through the Capital Works Management Framework.

William is also a skilled and experienced trainer. He was an Associate and Training Manager with Quigg Golden for many years before setting up his own business.

Marc Coleman

Marc Coleman, a professional economist, is a Director and Founder of Octavian Economics. He has researched author and published many evidenced-based reports and books. He will support clients who need to undertake a business case about a proposed procurement.

In addition, he will collaborate should a full economic and financial appraisal be needed under the Public Spending Code.

Sorcha Kelly-Doyle

Sorcha Kelly-Doyle is our Office Manager. She is with the company over six years. Sorcha looks after our IT, quality control, CRM, workflow and financial systems. Sorcha has a degree in Business (DIT).

Margaret Doyle

Margaret Doyle is the Company Secretary.