Information for Suppliers - How we Buy

Information for suppliers about how DCU purchases goods, services and works.

    The University operates in accordance with the national public procurement framework which is led by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) and its sourcing partners which include the Education Procurement Service (EPS) and the Health Service Executive (HSE). For more information about the range of procurement activities managed by the OGP, please visit the OGP website.

    Purchasing requirements for goods and services with an estimated value greater than €25,000 excl. VAT (which cannot be met through an existing OGP sourcing arrangement) will be advertised via a national or EU tender process.  All tender opportunities are advertised on the Irish Government Procurement portal, eTenders. The tender competitions will be advertised directly by the central DCU Procurement Team or in coordination with OGP or one of its sourcing partners.

    For works and works-related services, DCU follows the procurement guidelines set out in the Capital Works Management Framework details of which are available from the OGP's Construction Procurement website

    You must register on eTenders to access all relevant information and documentation relating to DCU tenders. You will be also be able to submit questions about tenders through a dedicated messaging facility.