A key element of the Public Service Reform agenda is to reduce costs and achieve better value for money through reform of public procurement.

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) commenced sourcing operations in 2014 and, together with four key sectors (Health, Local Government, Education and Defence), has responsibility for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the public service. The OGP also has responsibility for procurement policy and procedures, sourcing systems and data analytics

The OGP, which operates as an office of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, is headed by the Government Chief Procurement Officer, Mr. Paul Quinn, to lead on the Public Procurement Reform Programme by:

  • Integrating procurement policy, strategy and operations in one office;
  • Strengthening spend analytics and data management;
  • Securing sustainable savings.

The Office of Government Procurement website www.ogp.gov.ie provides further details.

All policy, guidance and implementation measures relating to capital works projects is published on the Construction Procurement Reform website www.constructionprocurement.gov.ie.

Works and works-related services queries should be emailed to: construction@per.gov.ie

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