Procurement

Procurement in Fingal County Council

The Procurement Section in the Finance Department has a co-ordinating role in ensuring that there is an organisational focus on good practice in purchasing and that procedures are in place to achieve value for money and to ensure high standards of openness, transparency and compliance with all relevant public procurement guidelines and legislation.

Public Procurement can be defined as the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and placing contracts for large infrastructural projects.

It is a basic principle of public procurement that a competitive process should be used unless there are justifiably exceptional circumstances.

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National Public Procurement

In accordance with Government policy, all contracts above €25,000 for goods and services and above €50,000 for works must be advertised as part of a formal tendering process.

The national public procurement website www.etenders.gov.ie is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to display all procurement opportunities currently being advertised, both above and below the EU thresholds.

The information is uploaded directly by contracting authorities and the site is a key reference point for potential suppliers and services providers.

For details of contracts advertised by Fingal County Council, please see www.etenders.gov.ie

EU Public Procurement

EU Public Procurement Directives apply to contracts over specified value thresholds stipulated for most categories of works, services and supplies

Further information and up to date thresholds can be checked on the EU public procurement website http://simap.europa.eu

The Directives impose legal obligations on public bodies to use objective tendering procedures. It is a legal requirement that contracts with estimated values above the thresholds set out in the Directives are advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and that these contracts are awarded in accordance with the provisions of the Directives.

Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2083/2005 is the EU Directive covering procurement procedures of public sector bodies including local authorities.

Office of Government Procurement

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) is an office within the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public sector procurement arrangements for common goods and services.

For more information, please visit their website at www.procurement.ie

Contact Us

For additional information in respect of procurement, please contact us at:

By Post: Procurement Section,
Finance Department,
County Hall,
Swords,
Co. Dublin. (t)
By Telephone: (01) 8704418 or
By Email:[email protected]