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It has been announced that Skillnet Ireland will release €2 million worth of funding to industry bodies and enterprise groups.

The national agency is responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland and hopes that the funding will develop new Skillnet Learning Networks.

The scheme, which aims to support Irish businesses in addressing their current and future skills needs, will be launched in 2019.


Developing Ireland’s workforce

New technology, new regulations, market shifts and ever-changing demographics all mean that workplace training is more important than ever before.

Brendan McGinty, Chair of Skillnet Ireland, reinforced the importance of developing Skillnet Learning Networks:

“There is an ever-widening productivity gap between indigenous SMEs and multinationals based here. Therefore, it is imperative that Irish businesses remain competitive by investing in their workforce… The Skillnet Ireland model enables businesses to work together to identify the skills needed for their workforce development and to deliver relevant and impactful solutions to these skills challenges.”


Irish training tenders

With key players investing in the training marketplace, now is an excellent time for providers to look for training tenders.

The Irish public sector is investing heavily in workplace training. The Irish Government established a plan with 370 Actions to make Ireland’s Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026 – excellent news for SMEs that are looking to find training tender opportunities.

Start looking for these opportunities now by registering for free to Supply2Gov Ireland’s ‘Ready to Take Flight’ package.


Looking further afield?

Supply2Gov users get access to a free Irish local area of their choice: however, our Flying High customers get access to both Irish and British tender opportunities. This package is an excellent choice for Irish suppliers looking to break into the UK training market.

You can find more information about training tenders and view our full range of subscription prices here.


The temperature isn’t the only thing that’s going up this summer. We’ve identified the hot spots for public sector contracts across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

With more opportunities in the public sector out there than every before, it’s time to think about the contracts that you have been missing.

Here’s our list of the top public sector procurement hot spots below, so you can spot the opportunities that could be sitting on your doorstep, and beyond.

Top Public Sector Procurement Hot Spots

London – 6,352 contracts

North West England – 5,057 contracts

Republic of Ireland – 4,479 contracts

South East England – 4, 401 contracts

South West England – 4,301 contracts

Yorkshire & Humber – 4,202 contracts

Scotland – 4,137 contracts

S2G-Public Sector Procurement hot spots Infographic

Republic of Ireland

Ireland spends approximately €12 billion every year on goods, services and works. Procurement is one of the main focuses of the Irish Government’s Public Service Reform programme and in the latest Communications Strategy (2018-2020) from the Office of Government Procurement, the department states that it aims to “promote participation in the public procurement process by SMEs and micro enterprises.”



London continues to sit at the top of the hotpots – and how could it not? London had the highest public spend figure per head across all English regions in 2017 at £10,192 (11% higher than the UK average). The new HS2 rail link from London to the West Midlands and the North is estimated to cost £55.7bn – a key opportunity for infrastructure suppliers.



Research from July 2018 has found Scotland’s infrastructure output per person to be the largest in the UK. Scotland saw 54% more infrastructure output per person than London did in 2017. Other key areas of investment in Scotland include energy, water and housing – make sure you are looking for opportunities in these areas.


North West England

UK central government intends to spend £134bn over the period 2016-21; 32% of that sum will be spent in the North of England. The Northern Powerhouse initiative investment will use this spend to support projects around road, rail, freight, aerospace and skills development.


South East England

The new HS4Air rail line will connect Kent with major airports in under an hour. The project is valued at £10bn and has been described as the “M25 for high-speed trains”. This year it was also announced that a further £2m will be given to local regions in the South East to create transport strategies to improve connectivity and drive economic growth.


South West England

A Ministry of Defence report released in July 2018 states that the defence sector brings an annual investment of £5.1bn to the South West of England. Most of the MOD’s expenditure in the region centres on technical, financial and other business services.


Find public sector procurement opportunities

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housing and construction tenders

Investment into the building of new homes is happening in both Ireland and the UK, which makes now an excellent time to look for construction tenders in both countries.

Find out what types of opportunities are arising and where, below.



This week Cullaun Capital has launched a new development finance platform to facilitate and boost the build of new homes in Ireland.

Stephen J. Bell, Co-Founder and CEO of Cullaun Capital, told Irish Building that “Ireland requires more housing and this need will be met through a range of projects, ranging from four to five house schemes, to large scale multi-phase developments”.

This is excellent news for SME construction businesses that want to get started in the housebuilding sector and could lead to private sector opportunities throughout the country.

If you are looking for Irish construction tenders, find out more on website.



Enterprise Ireland has classed the Scottish market as a “strong geographical focus” for their organisation, due to some of the large-scale investments that the Scottish Government intends to take forward over the next 10-20 years.

One of the focus areas for the Scottish government is housing. At the end of 2017 it was announced that in 2018-19 the Scottish Government plans to spend £756 million as part of a £3 billion investment “to deliver 50,000 affordable homes over the course of the Parliament.”

If your Irish business is looking for construction tenders in Scotland, the growing Scottish housing market offers an excellent opportunity.



There are many construction opportunities across England, a goldmine for SME businesses that want to find construction tenders in the UK.

During the Spring Statement 2018, the Westminster government revealed an investment programme of £44 billion to raise housing supply to 300,000 a year by the mid-2020s.

London alone is to receive an additional £1.7 billion to deliver a further 26,000 affordable homes, taking total affordable housing delivery in London to over 116,000 by the end of 2021-22.


Construction tenders in the UK

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