Welcome to the eTenders procurement website
eTenders is the Irish Government’s electronic tendering platform administered by the Office of Government Procurement.
The platform is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise procurement opportunities and award notices. For procurement news and for guidance, legislation, and circulars under the National Public Procurement Policy Framework, please visit ogp.gov.ie
Moving from paper ESPD form to the electronic version on eTenders (eESPD)
The integrated electronic ESPD service is now available on eTenders which meets the requirements of European legislation and will replace the paper ESPD. The eESPD will allow buyers to issue an ESPD request form as part of an above threshold (OJEU) procedure and enable suppliers to submit an ESPD response. Click HERE for further details.
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eTenders Data Protection Statement
The eTenders Data Protection Statement is to inform users of this platform how their personal data is handled and their privacy rights. Information is provided on how personal data is processed through use of this platform including any personal data provided when registering as a user or taking part in a tender competition on the platform.
Users can read the Data Protection Statement by clicking HERE
Launch of new Public Procurement Guidelines – July 2017
The publication of the guidelines follow the transposition of the new EU Directives on public procurement into Irish law and usher in important changes on how public procurement will be conducted across Europe in future years. They are intended to serve as a toolkit for practitioners and a general reference document for suppliers. They replace previously issued guidelines in respect of goods and services. Click HERE for details.
Revision of Public Procurement Directives’ thresholds with effect from 1 January 2018
The EU Commission has revised the Public Procurement Directive’s thresholds resulting in an increase in the thresholds for advertising in the Official Journal of the EU.
The thresholds will apply from 1 January 2018. Click HERE for details.
Tender Advisory Service
The Tender Advisory Service (TAS) was established by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) in consultation with SME stakeholders, to address concerns in relation to perceived barriers for SMEs in competing for tender opportunities. TAS is an informal outlet, provided free of charge, to suppliers in order to raise concerns in relation to a live tender process carried out by the OGP or other public sector contracting bodies.
TAS can be used by individuals and companies in the following circumstances:
- where a Request for Tender (RFT) has been published;
- the supplier must have registered an interest in a specific live tender process;
- the supplier has sought answers to their queries through the normal clarification process with the Contracting Authority; and
- where the supplier is not satisfied with the response from the contracting authority
Click HERE for further details.
Electronic tendering will be a European requirement in the near future. To register as a new user from a Supplier Company, first check to see if your company is already registered. If your company is registered then your company’s eTenders Administrator will register you as a new user on the site. If you need assistance verifying if your company is registered please contact support. To register a New Supplier Company, please click on SUPPLIER COMPANY REGISTRATION in the menu to the left.
Notice to Buyers
On 18th August 2014, eTenders released new features to assist Buyers with entering award details for all tenders both above and below threshold. This is a separate step to publishing awards on OJEU. Buyers must enter award details and value for all tenders in respect of all competition types including mini-competitions. This is in accordance with Circular 10/2014.
Electronic tendering will be a European requirement in the near future. To register as a new Public Sector Buyer, please contact your organisation's eTenders administrator or if registering as a new Contracting Authority, please Complete the registration form which is available by clicking HERE (Save the file to your computer first and then open it). Please email the completed form to the eTenders helpdesk at [email protected]
o If you are publishing the tender on behalf of a third-party then a buyer account needs to be created for that third-party client.
o Schools should always be the contracting authority not the Architect, Engineer or Consultant contracted to do the work.
o School principal should always approve by email to [email protected] that an architect can be added to their account as company user.
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