UK tenders

Is your business ready to expand into the UK’s public sector marketplace? Supply2Gov Ireland customers can gain access to UK tenders when they upgrade their package to our “Flying High” package.

 

Work with Irish and British buyers

The “Flying High” package is perfect for Irish businesses that want to find and win more work with public sector buyers.

If you are already winning work through Supply2Gov and want to find both Irish and UK tenders, you can upgrade to our Ireland & UK tender alert subscription at any time.

This subscription will give your business access to contract notices and awards across Ireland and the UK – ensuring that you will never miss an opportunity with our tailored contract alerts.

 

Find UK Tenders

Many Irish suppliers want to find UK tenders – why? The UK government spends a massive £242 billion on goods and services each year, making it a lucrative marketplace for small businesses looking for procurement opportunities.

The British government works with businesses all over the world to fill the needs of its public sector organisations.  Supply2Gov publishes all kinds of UK public sector tenders including central government, local government and MOD tender opportunities – suitable for suppliers from a range of backgrounds.

If you would only like to work with the UK public sector, then the “Touching the sky” package will be most suitable for your business. This subscription will give you visibility of UK opportunities only for just €99 per calendar month.

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New to Supply2Gov?

We have a range of payment options. Supply2Gov is designed for growing businesses, which is why users can choose to pay each month, every six months or annually.

New users get access to a free Irish local area subscription – with no strings attached. If you want to try our procurement portal before you jump into a paid subscription, register today.

infrastructure tenders

Irish local infrastructure is set for rejuvenation as part of the government’s long-term investment strategy Project Ireland 2040.

The two key pillars of funding are the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund and the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

 

Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Launched in July 2018, the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund is a  €1 billion initiative from the Department of Rural and Community Development is aimed at ambitious rural projects and will run until 2027.

Funding will be awarded through a competitive bidding process, based on delivering set objectives as outlined in the National Planning Framework.

The policy is expected to regenerate communities by encouraging entrepreneurship and providing further employment. Residential developments, digital connectivity, and public transport will also benefit. The submission deadline is 27 September 2018.

 

Urban Regeneration and Development Fund

Consisting of €2 billion through to 2027 and administered by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Fund will improve both residential and commercial developments across Ireland’s five cities, while also enhancing local services within communities.

Introducing the policy in July 2018, the Minister for Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, said: “This fund is a transformational opportunity for our Irish cities and towns over the next ten years and is about backing better and more coordinated planning for future generations.”

Each bid must be of at least €2 million. The deadline for submissions is 28 September 2018.

Proposals for funds

For both funds, 25% of each proposal must be matched by other public or private sources.

Both funds are open to the two following types of bids:

Category 1: Procurement-ready proposals with the necessary preparation in place, i.e. planning, which can commence in 2019.

Category 2: Proposals that meet the required criteria, with further development needed to fulfil their potential. Such bids will be eligible for additional expert or technical support.

 

Accessing local infrastructure spend

Supply2Gov Ireland helps small and medium-sized enterprises to access local infrastructure tenders in Ireland and in the UK.

Registered suppliers can update their profile with keywords appropriate to their services. This enables matching infrastructure tender alerts to come straight to their inbox.

All new Supply2Gov Ireland users can access free Irish local area tenders. Free local areas include Dublin, Midland, and Border.

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irish government tenders

The opportunities for public sector suppliers in Ireland are out there in abundance, with the Irish government recently releasing a €116 billion spending strategy.

We have previously written about what sectors the Irish government is investing in; now we can focus on how your business can find Irish government tender opportunities for free.

 

Tender Alerts

Tender alerts are essential for any small business looking to find Irish government tender opportunities.

Small businesses often miss out on tenders because they have not spotted them in sufficient time. Having good preparation time to get your tender ready for submission is vital – and the longer you have to complete it the better.

Registering for Supply2Gov Ireland tender alerts means that you will receive the most recent tender opportunities that are relevant to your business for free.

This not only saves your business time searching through dozens of different portals; it also lets you choose the area or areas where you would like to work.

 

Free Subscriptions

All new Supply2Gov Ireland subscribers can access tender opportunities in Ireland for free. Get started in procurement with our “Ready To Take Flight” package and never miss relevant public sector contracts in your chosen free area.

Whether you want to work with public sector organisations near your business location or in another local area, free subscription packages include Dublin, Midland and Border.

 

Start in Ireland then move abroad

After trying our free local area subscription package, you will have the option to upgrade.

You will have the choice between our “Country”, “All Ireland”, “UK Wide” or “UK and Ireland” packages. Built with SMEs in mind, all packages can be paid monthly, 6-monthly or annually – putting your payment plan into your own hands.

If you would like to find tender opportunities in Ireland and/or the UK, or learn more about our pricing plan, follow the link.

 

 

government procurement - Irish

When the roadmap for Project Ireland 2040 was published in July this year, the overarching policy initiative released with it by the Irish government contained a €116 billion spending strategy which aims to enhance the long-term infrastructure of Ireland.

We have highlighted key strands of the flagship plan below.

 

Local Infrastructure

€2 billion has been allocated to the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, which aims to generate fresh development across Ireland’s five cities. The fund encourages bids of €2 million (minimum).

On top of this, €1 billion has also been allocated to Rural Regeneration and Development. This fund is aimed at supporting entrepreneurial spirit, improving housing and bolstering tourism and transport links.

 

Innovation

The launch of the €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund is available for co-funded projects up to 2027. It is envisaged that partnerships will develop new digital advancements and make progress in artificial intelligence, food production, and manufacturing.

 

Environment

€500 million is available from the Climate Action Fund, which will support energy initiatives such as district heating, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in line with Ireland’s environmental targets. Funding is available for projects worth upwards of €1 million through to 2027.

 

Education

As of July 2018, the government has greenlit the country’s first technological university, which is to be named ‘Technological University Dublin’.

This establishment will be supported by the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology Tallaght.

With a completion date set for January 2019, the new development will include a €1 billion campus in the centre of Dublin. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:

“Technological universities are central to delivering on this vision and will stimulate a more balanced growth of population and employment across Ireland. The ambition is simple: to drive regional development and provide more opportunities for individuals, enterprise, and community.”

 

Healthcare

Placing the needs of local communities front and centre, February 2018 saw the opening of two new primary care centres near Dublin. Part of a €810 million 10-year spending plan, these new centres will be joined by a new primary care facility in 2019, which is currently under construction.

 

Defence

Spending plans for Irish defence have also been outlined. €32 billion will be spent on PC-12 fixed wing utility aircraft. This is in addition to a maintenance programme for the Piranha IIIH fleet, which cost the Irish government around €55 billion.

Safeguarding the Irish coastline is another key priority of this administration, as was demonstrated through the recent announcement of €257 million for flood relief schemes as part of a larger €1 billion flood defence programme over 10 years.

 

Find government procurement opportunities

Project Ireland 2040 has introduced a wealth of new opportunities for Ireland’s public sector suppliers.

If you would like to be a part of this and find government procurement opportunities in Ireland, sign up for a free Supply2Gov Ireland subscription.

We help SME businesses access government procurement opportunities in Ireland and in the UK. Suppliers can tailor their supplier profile to find relevant opportunities across the sectors you want to work with.

All new Supply2Gov Ireland users can access free Irish local area tenders. Free local areas include Dublin, Midland, and Border.

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IT tenders for Irish libraries

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring T.D, has revealed what the Irish government will purchase as part of the “Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities” strategy.

 

New strategy

The “Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities” strategy covers three core functions of the public library service –

  • Reading and Literacy
  • Information and Learning
  • Community and Culture.

The strategy plans to improve access to digital services across Ireland and encourages Irish libraries to work with local partners. In a press release, the Irish Government notes that the initiative hopes to reach:

“disadvantaged, marginalised and new communities, increasing these communities’ awareness of services available and firmly establishing the library as a resource for all.”

 

IT tendering in Ireland

 

Upgrading technologies and facilities

A number of IT tenders will come from the new strategy.  Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring announced in July that a €7.8 million will be made which will enable the purchase of new technologies and IT upgrades for up to 300 libraries.

The Irish government will be looking for suppliers to provide the following products and services:

  • iPads/tablets/smart devices for users and for staff to assist users
  • Computers and workstations including image deployment technology
  • Software to support design, gaming, and coding
  • Meeting space technology
  • Podcasting equipment and workstations
  • Mobile LCD screens with audio
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Digital training suites

 

Find IT tenders in Ireland

With the Irish government investing so much in new technology and facilities, it is an excellent time to look for IT tenders.

Our “Ready to Take Flight” tender alerts subscription is perfect for growing SME businesses that want to find IT tenders on their doorstep.

Local area subscriptions include Dublin, Midland, and Border.

 

Find out more about our Ready To Take Flight subscription or register for free now.