Centralised Procurement

 

Cavan County Council is committed to utilising nationally procured contracts, framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems were possible, but still reserves the right to procure and establish its own.

 

1. Office of Government Procurement (OGP)

As part of the Public Service Reform Plan, the Government in 2014 established the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) to drive a new consolidated and integrated approach to public procurement. The establishment of the OGP represents a key milestone towards centralised procurement for goods and services for the entire public sector.

The OGP identified sixteen main spend categories across the public sector.

OGP Led Categories

  • Professional Services 
  • Facilities Management
  • Utilities
  • ICT and Office Equipment
  • Marketing, Print, Stationary
  • Travel and HR Services
  • Fleet and Plant
  • Managed Services

Sector Led Categories

  • Local Government
    • Plant Hire
    • Minor Builds and Civils
  • Health
    • Medical Professional Services
    • Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Supplies
    • Medical, Surgical and Pharmaceutical Supplies
  • Defence
    • Defence and Security
  • Education
    • Veterinary and Agriculture
    • Laboratory, Diagnostics and Equipment

The OGP will put in place contracts/frameworks for 8 of these categories from which all public service bodies can buy (Known as OGP Led Categories).  

  • Tenders advertised under the etender website (www.etenders.gov.ie) by The Office of Government Procurement.

 

2. Supplygov (Previously known as La Quotes)

The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC), based in Kerry County Council, lead up two Sector led categories on behalf of the public sector, i.e. Minor Building Works and Civil and Plant Hire.

  • Tenders advertised under the etender website (www.etenders.gov.ie) by Kerry County Council
  • It operates its Frameworks through the Supplygov (previously laquotes) website.

 

3. Other Sector Led Categories

The remaining spend categories are identified as predominately sector-specific spend categories and therefore Health, Education, Local Government and Defence will retain sector procurement functions for these Sector led Categories, which they will procure on behalf of all public bodies.

Cavan County Council will therefore be able to avail of such contracts / frameworks (where applicable)