Current Tenders – eTenders website

Details of Pobals current tenders can be found at www.eTenders.gov.ie. This is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities to advertise procurement opportunities and award notices. The site is managed by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP). The site displays, on a daily basis, all Irish public sector procurement opportunities currently being advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), as well as other lower-value contracts uploaded to the site from awarding authorities. At any given time it will contain all open opportunities in the form of Tender Notices, Prior Indicative Notices (PIN) and Contract Award Notices (CAN). It also provides associated tender documents (where available) which can be downloaded from the site. The site can be searched for all current and expired tenders by tender name, keyword, date range and/or by Contracting Authority.

Procurement Policies

Pobal policies, procedures, document templates and all applicable legislation is designed to ensure that Pobal adheres and applies the very highest standards of fairness, transparency, integrity, confidentiality and ethics to all procurement related procedures. All relevant procurement regulations should be applied in order to ensure that genuine competition is promoted, value for money secured, equal access to publicly funded contracts is afforded to all taxpaying suppliers and openness and transparency assure. Where relevant, Pobal procurement makes decisions should take account of prevailing social and environmental ethical standards. The Pobal procurement policy is availabe to view here.

The primary objectives of Pobals procurement policy is to ensure that all transactions:

  • Give best value for money
  • Are transparent and proportional
  • Are formally contracted
  • Fully comply with Government Guidelines and EU Directives applicable to state bodies