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What is Procurement?

Public procurement is the acquisition, whether under formal contract or not, of works, supplies and services by public bodies. It ranges from the purchase of routine supplies or services to formal tendering and contracts for large infrastructural projects by a wide and diverse range of contracting authorities


Procurement in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Procurement in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is largely a devolved function, where individual departments are responsible for ensuring their sourcing requirements are met, while operating to best procurement practice and compliance with relevant legislative, regulatory and policy requirements.
The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Corporate Procurement Plan sets out the strategic, organisational and operational objectives, which are necessary in achieving a more focused value for money approach to procurement. The Plan contains a series of actions in areas such as procurement governance, processes, planning, monitoring, organisational capacity and stakeholder management.
Dún Laoghaire County Council is bound by EU Directives, Legislation and Government Policy in its procurement function. Contract value thresholds determine which particular procedures are followed. Further information and current thresholds can be found on the EU public procurement website.
The EU Directives impose legal obligations on public bodies to use objective tendering procedures. Contracts with estimated values above the thresholds set out in the Directives must be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Directive 2014/24/EU applies to the procurement procedures of public sector bodies including local authorities.
In accordance with Government policy, all contracts above €25,000 (excluding VAT) for supplies and services above €50,000 (excluding VAT) for works must be advertised as part of a formal tendering process.

The OGP is an office within the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. It has been tasked with centralising public sector procurement arrangements for common supplies and services. The website of the Office of Government Procurement (OGP)is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise procurement opportunities including those above the EU thresholds.


Current tender opportunities are advertised on (or )

You can search for DLR tenders on etenders at:

In order to find DLR opportunities, go to Advanced Category Search and choose Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council under the Authority tab.

In order to get notified about DLR tenders, a company will have to register with eTenders:

You’ll be notified once you register and select the codes you want to be notified about.

Please refer to the link below on how to register a company on eTenders:

A number of eTender user guides for suppliers can be found at

If you are registered with eTenders then yes. However, you will have to be selected by buyer when they seek quotes on Quick Quotes.

Please note, each section carries out their own procurement so letting those sections know you are registered and available should they seek quotes would be advantageous - please email and ask that your details be passed on to the relevant staff in that section.

The OGP have issued a Public Procurement Guide for SME's.