The European Commission's DG GROW will be holding a conference on Innovative Public Procurement in Berlin on Wednesday, 26 October 2016.
The conference is DG GROW's annual event during which cutting edge topics in the European Single Market, public procurement and related fields are discussed. Typically the conference gathers around 300 participants from across the EU's private and public sectors, including many key stakeholders and policy makers from all over the EU. In this respect, it has become the key event at European level in this area. Organisations interested in attending the conference should pre-register by 25 September 2016. The conference organisers aim to confirm registration of selected participants by 30 September 2016. Further details about the event and how to register are available by clicking on:
Registration will be on a "first-come-first-serve" basis
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 2016. Click HERE for details.
The Tender Advisory Service (TAS) is being piloted to assist suppliers who have issues or concerns with a procurement process carried out by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) or other public sector contracting body (excluding the commercial semi-state bodies). The pilot will cover all procurement processes and will be subject to review after the first twelve months. TAS will operate through the OGP’s Customer Service Section. Click HERE for further details.
A new software update of the eTenders platform, which was released on the 14th July 2014, 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 requested additional information by the August 31st, 2014.
OGP has commenced deactivating supplier accounts where no attempt was made to update their registration details.
Hyperlink to the Supplier Registration Userguide
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 , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
o School principal should always approve by email to email@example.com that an architect can be added to their account as company user.
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o Call us on 021 243 92 77 during office hours (09:00am – 17:30pm GMT), please dial +353 21 243 92 77 if you call from outside of Ireland.