A list of links to sites with content closely related to public procurement and purchasing.
Provides a single access point to all Government information and services.
The Department of Finance Construction website: www.constructionprocurement.gov.ie consists of a Capital Works Management Framework which contains an integrated set of contractual provisions, guidance material, technical templates and procedures which cover all aspects of the delivery process of a public works project from inception to final project delivery and review. The structure of this strategic framework is closely aligned and compliments the Capital Appraisal Guidelines issued by the Department of Finance.
A special web portal to make cross border business easier in the EU
The new ‘Your Europe - Business’ portal gives entrepreneurs easy access to information on doing business in other EU Member States. It has been established in close cooperation with Member States and is part of the implementation of the Small Business Act. Re-launched by European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen at the European Business Summit today, the site helps SMEs to take advantage of opportunities to trade and offer their services in the Single Market. ‘Your Europe - Business’ answers questions such as:
- How to register a company in the Netherlands?
- What permits are needed to sell products now also in Italy?
- Or what does an entrepreneur need to know about taxes in Poland or labour law in Germany?
European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, responsible for Enterprise and Industry, said: “This initiative is another step to make life easier for SMEs and to help them to do business in other Member States. The single market is too big an asset for European businesses to waste opportunities due to a lack of information.”
'Your Europe - Business' is another step to implement the Think Small First principle. It answers questions about legal requirements, possibilities and constraints of doing business in each EU Member State and at EU level.
However, the portal goes even further. It also offers direct access to e-government services (such as VAT refund procedures) and online administrative procedures in the EU Member States and gives companies a run-down of the business support services in a chosen country – for example the local branches of the Enterprise Europe Network. The offer even includes a dedicated section on access to finance for each country.
Developed in close cooperation with the Member States, all information is available in English and in the official language of any chosen country. Translations into further languages (such as German, French and languages of important neighbouring countries) will be added at a later state.
SIMAP provides background information, links and automatic exchange tools to public purchasers and businesses interested in embracing public procurement opportunities in Europe.
Ireland's enterprise development agency.
A resource for companies computerising their operations,
this website is designed to help Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) managers understand and use IT and eBusiness to improve competitiveness and grow sales.
The ePractice Journal is a peer-reviewed online publication on eTransformation, launched in November 2007. The Journal belongs to the ePractice.eu community, is sponsored by the European Commission as part of its good practice exchange activity and is run by an independent Editorial Board. The publication promotes the diffusion and exchange of good practice in eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion and is open access, free of charge to all readers. Use the link for access.
The European Union online. Europa is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.
All Island Directory of Public Sector Procurement Opportunities: combined effort between Enterprise Ireland, InterTrade Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland - A Guide to Doing Business in the Public Sector. This project is co funded by EU Structural Funds.
Produced by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on their website `Race Against Waste', this is a guide for large organisations to reduce, reuse and recycle with the ultimate aim of meeting environmental objectives and minimising waste disposal costs.
The Health Service Executive website including links to all Irish health organisations.
An independent advisory body to Government with a key role in shaping the evolving public policy framework for the Information Society in Ireland.
Inter Trade Ireland, the cross-border trade and business development body
The signpost to all websites connected with procurement in the Irish public sector
The Local Government Computer Services Board website, including links to all Local Authority websites. The LGCSB is a public sector organisation, closely aligned with Local Government in Ireland, providing information and communications technologies solutions and assisting in the eGovernment agenda.
Annual Quotations for plant hire, haulage, tool hire and materials for a number of Local Authorities (a list of the participating authorities is on the home page of the website).
Website of the National Procurement Service.
Whose aim is to achieve greater efficiencies and value for money in the procurement of all goods and services for the Irish public service. As a buyer or a supplier, the many useful features on this site will assist you in all your procurement activities with the public service.
The site aims to provide you with an extensive information resource on PPP projects, events and news in Ireland, with links to our public sector counterparts in Ireland and across Europe and, of course, our private sector partners.
Reach is charged with developing a strategy for the integration of public services and developing & implementing the framework for eGovernment. Reach is also mandated to procure and build the Public Services Broker, an integrated set of processes, systems and procedures for standard access to public services.
Link from SIMAP attatched, where the Remedies Directive can be found
SIMAP aims to support an effective Single Market by encouraging suppliers and contracting entities to adopt best practices and use electronic commerce and information technology to provide all the information needed to deliver value for money in public procurement.
Support and Learning Tool for e-Tendering
The web-based procurement expenditure and risk analysis tool known as SUPREM, licensed from the Queensland, Australia Government SUPREM, for use by Irish public sector procurement officers only. For further information contact Lorraine Fitzsimons at email@example.com
The website for all above-EU Threshold tender and other notices
A representative body for organisations and individuals concerned with purchasing and supply chain management with the Public Sector in Ireland.
For suppliers: access to opportunities - tenders advertised by the United Nations
This Information Leaflet sets out the rates of VAT appropriate to the different photographic and associated supplies.
The purpose of this leaflet is to set out the circumstances in which the State, local authorities and bodies governed by public law are to be charged VAT by the supplier on goods or services procured by them and when they are obliged to self-account for VAT on goods or services procured by them.
Access to The World Bank for procurement projects.
Follow link which leads directly to the Corporate Procurement Bidding Opportunities web page for both Administrative and Operational procurements.