Local Authorities

With Supply2Gov Ireland, we make it easier for Irish SMEs to find local authority tender opportunities both at home and in the UK.

We publish local council tenders from both countries, giving our customers the choice to work with one or both.

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What are Irish local authorities responsible for?

In total there are 31 councils in Ireland, which can be divided into three categories:

26 county councils
3 city councils
2 city and county councils

These local authorities support economic development and enterprise within their own regions and are accountable for public services and facilities such as:

 

Housing

Planning

Roads

Environmental Protection

Fire Services

Maintaining the electoral register

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How much are Ireland’s councils spending?

Local authorities had a budget of €4.4 billion in 2017. The breakdown of this expenditure can be seen below.

Service Division €m % of total expenditure
Housing 1,205 27%
Roads 845 19%
Environmental Services* 683 16%
Other* 477 11%
Recreation & Amenity 424 10%
Water 376 8.5%
Development Management 375 8.5%
Total 4,385

Source: www.publicpolicy.ie/local-authority-budgets-in-2017/

 

The table above outlines the wide range of services that are required by the Irish local authorities. If your business offers a niche service or product, it should consider bidding for local authority tenders.

Local Authority Tender Alerts

With Supply2Gov Ireland tender alerts, we can help your business to access local council tenders across Ireland and with UK councils.

Tender alerts can make an enormous difference to the procurement process as your business will be first to know about tender opportunities relevant to your business.

Never miss another opportunity Ireland and/or the UK as Supply2Gov Ireland publishes more tenders than even the Government’s own national contract services

If you want to expand your client base into the UK market, Supply2Gov “Flying High” users can access local authority tenders published in Ireland and the UK.

Why work with the UK public sector?

In England alone, local authorities’ core budgets totalled around £44bn – making it a massive marketplace for Irish suppliers.

In the other UK home countries (Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales) local authorities receive funding from the devolved administrations to purchase similar services to those required by Irish local authorities.

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Find local authority tendering opportunities

Start finding local council tenders in Ireland for free with Supply2Gov. Our “Ready to Take Flight” subscription is an excellent choice for SMEs that want to find local authority tendering opportunities in a local area of their choice without paying anything!

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