Thursday, 15 July 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Public Procurement Contracts
172. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if a review will be carried out into the reason a company (details supplied) which provides repair and re-resurfacing of kitchens, bathrooms, PVC windows and doors is not able to tender for work on the e-tenders portal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38821/21]
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) administers the Irish Government’s national electronic tendering platform (eTenders). eTenders is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise their procurement opportunities and award notices. eTenders is currently provided, managed and maintained on behalf of the OGP by a third party service provider.
The Government recognises the importance of access to public procurement opportunities to businesses, in particular to the SME sector, and access to eTenders is key enabler in that regard. The platform is freely accessible over the internet (@ www.etenders.gov.ie ) and provides businesses and other interested parties, with a mechanism to register and create their own accounts and to subsequently view and access public procurement opportunities advertised therein. Registration and use of the service is free of charge to users.
There is guidance available on the platform to assist users in creating their eTenders accounts and accessing opportunities and one such guidance document can be found at the following link:
If any further assistance is required, there is also a support desk for the platform which can be contacted by telephone (021) 243 9277 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.