Information for Suppliers - How we Buy

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

    DCU operates in accordance with the public procurement guidelines which means that it uses competitive procurement approaches to source goods, services and works.

    Contract opportunities with an estimated value greater than €50,000 excl. VAT will be advertised via a national or EU tender process on the national tendering service, eTenders.

    DCU also works closely with the national public procurement agency, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP). The OGP organises framework agreements which cover a broad range of common requirements across the Public Sector. For more information about the range of procurement activities managed by the OGP, please visit the OGP website.

    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.