Public Procurement Ireland 2024
€215.25 – €399.75
Standard delegate rate:
€325 + VAT @ 23% = €399.75
Local government and public sector rate:
€275 + VAT @ 23% = €338.25
€175 + VAT @ 23% = €215.25
The Irish procurement landscape
The Irish State spends approximately €18.5 billion every year on goods, services and works. Of this spending, 92% remains in Ireland and 50% is spent with SMEs. Across the EU, public procurement represents a significant proportion of total procurement. It is a useful tool for achieving policy objectives and can have many societal benefits including spending efficiency, improving well-being, working to deliver carbon net zero and promoting ethical and resilient supply chains.
Value for money is a key part of successful public procurement. The Programme for Government 2020 commits to ensuring strong value-for-money for the taxpayer whilst seeking to minimise the environmental impact and optimise the community benefits. It tasks the Office of Government Procurement “to support the adoption of new technologies through the development of new public service frameworks” commits to the development and implementation of a sustainable procurement policy, updating all frameworks in line with green procurement practice, and mandating the inclusion of green criteria in all procurements using public funds.
The Climate Action Plan requires every public body to have a climate mandate, a key element of that is using public procurement to deliver change. Ireland’s public sector is in position of significant influence to stimulate the provision of more resource-efficient, less polluting goods, services and works within the marketplace. Building upon these actions, the 2021 Plan contains additional commitments on green public procurement including the update of all procurement frameworks in line with green procurement practice by 2023. This conference will examine the progress to date.
The National Development Plan 2021-2030 is the largest ever delivered in the history of the State with €165 billion set to be invested in infrastructure projects. It has a particular focus on housing, climate, transport and healthcare projects for the decade ahead. Recent inflation and supply chain issues have caused a set of complex issues for the construction sector.
The Public Procurement Conference 2024 will once again bring together key stakeholders from across the Irish procurement sector to discuss the latest developments and their implications for your procurement strategy.
Start date: 14 March, 2024
End date: 14 March, 2024
Start time: 09:00
End time: 17:00
Venue: Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin