The Irish Budget 2019 was presented by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe by on 9 October 2018.

The Budget 2019 document highlights “the key role played by public expenditure in building and maintaining the prosperity of Ireland.”

One of the key investments that will affect families is Ireland is the €1.5 billion investment being made into the Department of Children.


Development of younger generations

The Irish Government has acknowledged the importance of early intervention in the lives of children and is investing €1.5 billion into the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, specifically to support children and young people in Ireland.

This allocation is integral to the continued development of Ireland’s younger generations and will be delivered through organisations such as the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).

Tusla funding will increase by over €30 million, bringing the total to €786 million. Funding for early learning and childcare will increase by just under €90 million to €574 million. The Budget 2019 states that:

“Increased funding for Early Years Care and Education demonstrates the Government’s commitment to support the provision of services for the care, development and wellbeing of children and young people.”

The Irish government will also be investing over €1.8 billion to support children with special educational needs. This funding will cover the employment of an additional 950 Special Needs Assistants who will be recruited in 2019, taking the total number to over 15,900.


Opportunities with the Irish Government

This increase in spend is great news for Irish businesses that want to find work with the public sector. If you would like to find opportunities, get started by registering for free local area tender alerts.

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As today (06/05/19) marks Nurses Day, we delve into the world of healthcare procurement!

Healthcare organisations across Ireland and the UK are constantly working with suppliers that can provide the goods and services they require – making it an extremely lucrative market.

Would your business like to win work with the HSE, NHS and other healthcare organisations?

Supply2Gov Ireland can enable you to find relevant healthcare tenders that could help you to grow your small business.

Learn more about tendering for HSE and NHS contracts below.


Healthcare Tenders

Within the world of healthcare procurement, the term “tenders” stands for any contract opportunities that are published by organisations like the HSE and NHS.

These organisations require a range of goods, services, works and utilities every year for which they must tender competitively and suppliers can bid to win these opportunities.

Both the Irish and UK governments welcome applications from SMEs. The HSE states that it utilises “the services of sole traders where appropriate.”


What are the benefits of winning healthcare tenders?

There are many benefits of working with organisations like the HSE and NHS. Not only will your business gain credibility through working with and potentially getting references from a public sector organisation, but it will be able to reference this work moving forward which in turn help it to win more business opportunities.

If you are interested in winning with the NHS, the UK Government’s prompt payment policy means that 80% of invoices submitted by suppliers to the public sector are paid within five days, with the rest being paid within 30 days.


How can Supply2Gov Ireland help?

Never miss another healthcare tender opportunity again!

Supply2Gov Ireland can help you get started with healthcare procurement right now, for FREE! All new users start with free access to a local area of their choice (free local areas include Dublin, Midland and Border).

To find healthcare tenders in the UK, learn more about our ‘Touching the Sky’ subscription.

Once you have picked the subscription that suits your business, our team of expert researchers will send available healthcare tenders straight to your inbox.

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