The objectives of Dublin City Council Procurement Units is to achieve greater efficiencies and value for money through procurement of goods, services and works.
The City Council advertises tenders on www.etenders.gov.ie, providing opportunities for suppliers of sizes to do business with us.
What is “Procurement”?
Procurement, simply put, is the process undertaken to obtain supplies, services or works. Dublin City Council purchases a huge range of supplies, services and works. Examples of the type of contracts entered into in 2012 are available on pages 14 - 16 of the Business Linkage Booklet.
Where are our contracts advertised?
- Dublin City Council will often seek quotes from suppliers; where the value does not exceed €12,500 (excluding VAT), typically one quote is invited; where the value is over €12,500 (excluding VAT) but below €25,000 (excluding VAT), three quotations are sought.
- All Contracts above €25,000 (excluding VAT) are advertised publically through the Irish government procurement portal www.etenders.gov.ie . Advertising thresholds are shown on Page 6. Suppliers should ensure that they are registered as users on etenders and that they monitor the website on a regular basis to identify possible opportunities to tender for public contracts.
- If a contract is subject to European Procurement Directives it is advertised on the etenders website and also in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU/TED);
- Tender documents are usually made available at no cost on www.etenders.gov.ie and any interested party can obtain them and submit a tender.
- Tenders are normally invited in Euro only and only bids in Euro are acceptable in such cases
- EFT: Payment to suppliers is made by way of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
- E-Hub: E- Hub is an electronic request for quotations system (RFQ). The system is used to source all non-contract inventory purchases. The system involves the City Council’s Stores issuing an electronic RFQ through E-Hub to participating companies. The most economically advantageous quotation is accepted and a Purchase Order is issued electronically. Companies can register as bidders on E-Hub by contacting Dublin City Council.
For additional information, please contact the Stores Management Unit on (01) 222 5213
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