On Saturday 23rd August 2014 eTenders http://etenders.gov.ie/ will be unavailable due to essential system maintenance.
Notice to Buyers
On 18th August 2014, eTenders will release 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.
Reminder to Suppliers
A new software update of the eTenders platform, which was released on the 14th July, now seeks additional information from all registered suppliers
* Please update your Company Profile with details such as; Description of Business, Number of Employees, Turnover etc.
* Where companies are duplicated on the system, choose one account and update with your company VAT number. All users for that same company should be attached to a single company registration.
The Office of Government Procurement is committed to cleaning up the user information by the August 31st, 2014. Please note, registered suppliers will not be prevented from uploading tenders at this stage where their details are inaccurate. However, OGP will consider deactivating supplier accounts in the future where no attempt is made to update their registration details.
Hyperlink to the Supplier Registration Userguide
Important Notice to All Public Sector Buyers and Suppliers
The Office of Government Procurement wishes to clarify that we will not have an official presence at the Procurex Live event in September, which is being organised by a private firm (BiP Solutions).
Any promotional material for the event which indicates otherwise is inaccurate.
The Office of Government Procurement continues to support supplier engagement and education through the InterTradeIreland/Office of Government Procurement ‘Meet the Buyer‘ events, which having been running since 2011.
At the ITI/OGP ‘Meet the Buyer‘ events, which are offered free to suppliers, major public sector buyers from across the island of Ireland meet directly with small business owners to raise awareness of the kinds of goods and service they tender for, forthcoming opportunities and how they tender. As well as engaging directly with key buyers, specialists are on hand to advise SMEs on refining their pitch, consortia building, funding opportunities and business supports available.
InterTradeIreland and the Office of Government Procurement are planning two Meet the Buyer events for 2014 – in Belfast (October) and Dublin (November). Full details will be available on InterTradeIreland’s website, www.intertradeireland.com, closer to the time.
The Office of Government Procurement
Jonathan Swift Street
To register as a new Public Sector , please contact your organisations etenders administrator or the eTenders helpdesk.
To register as a new Contracting Authority, please email your details to email@example.com
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.
o Schools should always be the contracting authority not the Architect, Engineer or Consultant contracted to do the work.
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.
Is your authority interested in cutting costs, assuring transparency and receiving responses electronically? Electronic tendering will be a European requirement within the nearest years, why not get started and use some more advanced functionality!
For more information click on “Help” on the menu to the left, and select sub category “Contracting Authority Training”
If you need assistance please email the helpdesk on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 021 243 92 77 (please dial +353 21 243 92 77 if you call from outside of Ireland) during office hours (09:00am – 17:30pm GMT).