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€100m worth of minor building works tendered for public sector

Building contractors in Donegal are being invited to attend an information event on tendering processes

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Building contractors in Donegal are being invited to attend an information event on new frameworks that have been launched this week to streamline the tendering process for €100m in contracts for minor building works across the entire public service including 31 local authorities, the HSE, the OPW, the Department of Education and Teagasc. 

This event is being hosted by the Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) and will be held on Thursday, September 27 at 7.00pm in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. 

It will provide details of the framework and the opportunities that may arise for local businesses and is being supported by InterTradeIreland who will provide advice to businesses about registering and tendering on www.etenders.ie.  This is a good opportunity for local businesses to win public sector contracts across the public sector in Ireland.

 The frameworks will be tendered from October 2018 with two opportunities for contractors to participate – minor building works residential and minor building works commercial.  While the scope and complexity of the works will vary significantly, it is envisaged that the average contract value will be in the region of €50,000 for residential works and €100,000 for commercial works.

Moira Murrell, Chairperson of the Local Government Procurement Programme Board said: “The local government sector, as lead partner, brings this opportunity to SMEs in Ireland in 2018. It represents a very significant opportunity for SMEs to deliver key contracts across the public sector. The value of the frameworks is estimated at €100m and the local government sector is eager to communicate this message to all small contractors in the building industry.

“These minor works frameworks are a great opportunity to win business from the public sector. They are open to businesses seeking to gain a first contract or those stepping up to tender for larger or commercial contracts. The local government sector is providing a number of supports to small businesses to help them to engage with this procurement process, including a series of regional information briefings.”

This information session is one of eight regional briefings on the frameworks taking place around the country. 

Support documents, details of information briefings and a link to register for the event are available at www.lgma.ie.  

Queries from service providers in respect of the Framework should be made to The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) Helpdesk on eproc@kerrycoco.ie / 079-1064020.