15th July – Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Preparing for Reform of the Public Tendering Market
Proposed reforms in public tendering will have a major impact on tendering in Ireland.
The Office of Government Procurement, set up in 2014, aims to cut public expenditure using smarter procurement techniques. In future, fewer tenders of higher value can be expected and the requirement to set up a bid consortia will become more commonplace as a consequence. New guidelines to help SMEs bid more successfully have been introduced and a new EU Directive on procurement will be implemented later this year. Continue reading