Meet the Buyer

Know-How to Tender Successfully

Buyer Listings

At this year's Meet the Buyer Cork event, buyers will be divided into the following zones:

Please note buyer information will be updated on a daily basis.

There will also be representatives from the key business agencies across the island who can advise you on current funding opportunities and business supports available.

OGP Led Categories

Currently, public service procurement activity is carried out by several hundred contracting authorities throughout the State.  The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) commenced operations in 2014 and is, together with four key sectors (Health, Defence, Education and Local Government), taking responsibility for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the public service.  In addition, the OGP will also take responsibility for procurement policy and procedures.  Please note only those OGP categories where opportunities exist will be attending this event.  Find out more about the ‌categories:

CategorySub Category
Professional Services
  • National Framework for Legal Services - Central Government Departments
Facilities Management/Maintenance
  • Frozen Goods
  • Retail (Food/Café) Concessions
  • Disposal Meat Containers - HSE
  • Hospitality Services
  • Provision of Waste Management Services
  • Provision of Confidential Waste Management Services
  • Commercial Cleaning Services Framework (General office & clinical)  (Local Government)
  • Lift Maintenance Framework
  • Fire Alarm Maintenance Framework
  • Sanitary Hygiene Services Framework
  • Boiler Maintenance (Non Domestic) Framework
  • Office Furniture Framework
  • Operational/Service Dress Coast Guard
ICT and Office Equipment
  • FW Agreement for Open Data Supports (DPER)
  • Supply of Mobile Voice and Data Services including associated Products and Services
Marketing, Print and Stationery
  • Office Paper
  • ICT Consumables
  • Marketing Design Services
Travel and HR Services
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Framework Agreement for the Supply of Purchasing Card Programmes
  • Travel Management Services
Fleet and Plant
  • Car and light commercial tyres
  • Vehicle Fit-out and Reconditioning
  • Fleet Maintenance - Heavy Goods
Managed Services
  • Outsourced Services

You can also visit www.procurement.ie to find out more information regarding the OGP categories.


Local Government Led Categories

Category

Sub Category  
Minor Building Works and Civils
  • Minor Building Works
  • Minor civils
  • Electrical
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Road
Plant Hire
  • Plant/Equipment Hire (including Driver/Operator)      


Health (HSE) Led Categories

Category

Sub Category  
Medical Professional Services
  • Carers (Disability Care, Senior Care)
  • Care Services
  • Locums (Medical Professional)
Medical and Diagnostic Equipment and Supplies
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical Diagnostic Equipment
  • Medical Diagnostic Services
  • Health Information Systems
Medical, Surgical and Pharmaceutical Supplies
  • Surgical Equipment and Supplies
  • Blood/Blood Products
  • Drugs and Medicines
  • Medical Gases

Visit www.hse.ie to find out more information regarding HSE Led procurement.

Education Led Categories

Category  Sub Category  
Veterinary and Agriculture                                
  • Livestock
  • Feed
  • Veterinary Equipment/Services/Supplies          
Laboratory, Diagnostics and Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Systems and Supplies

 

Semi-State Buyers

OrganisationWebsite
An Post http://www.anpost.ie
Bord Bia http://www.bordbia.ie
Bord na Mona http://www.bordnamona.ie/
Dublin Airport Authority www.daa.ie
Enterprise Ireland www.enterprise-ireland.com
Port of Cork Company http://www.portofcork.ie/
RTE www.rte.ie


Northern Ireland Buyers

Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) is the lead professional public procurement body for Northern Ireland.

Responsibility for the development and coordination of public procurement policy lies with the Procurement Board, led by Finance Minister Arlene Foster. CPD supports the Board by developing the policy framework and sharing best practice in public procurement across the wider public sector in Northern Ireland.  Find out more about CPD (58 KB)

Organisation

Website

Central Procuremnent Directorate (CPD)

www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd
Loughs Agency www.loughs-agency.org 
NI Education Authority www.eani.org.uk
BSO PaLS www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/1878.htm


We will also have the following organisations in our Business Support zone:


Business Support Zone

Organisation

Website

InterTradeIreland

www.intertradeireland.com

Department of Social Protection

https://www.welfare.ie/
Enterprise Ireland www.enterprise-ireland.com
Invest Northern Ireland www.investni.com
Small Firms Association www.sfa.ie