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Procurement Know How

Public Procurement is governed by EU and national rules. The National Public Procurement Policy Framework sets out the overarching policy framework for public procurement in Ireland and comprises five strands.

In addition, some recent Circulars, as follows, influence procurement decisions.

Public Spending Code

Green Public Procurement

Cloud Services

Use of OGP Frameworks

Social Considerations and Procurement

Procuring During Covid

OGP has produced some really helpful tutorials covering matter such as:

While these guidance notes are helpful to everyone undertaking a tender competition, in our experience there is a need to add more detailed guidance in some areas (for example using eTenders, writing technical specifications, evaluating tenders, and contract management) and to prepare an easy-to-use (and consolidated) Procurement Procedures Manual with supporting eLearning. 

One key aspect of our commitment to know how transfer is our commitment o share our library of 40+ template documents and model forms with our clients and to provide bespoke training in their use.

We blog on procurement on a regular basis and you can find our latest posts here.