How Business Can Help With Supplies and Services to Respond to COVID-19

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To respond to COVID-19, organisations have been contacting government bodies to offer to supply or donate goods and services. The Office of Government Procurement are creating a central database of these offers on behalf of the whole of the public service, including the HSE.

How Business Can Help Respond to COVID-19

Goods and services required by the health services are currently a priority but this may change as the situation develops.

This form can be used by business as well as publicly-funded and voluntary bodies, (including educational institutions) who wish to offer goods or services to assist in Ireland’s response to COVID-19.

If your organisation is already supplying goods or services to the government, you do not need to do anything as normal arrangements will apply.

Anything you donate or sell as part of this fight against COVID-19 will not be considered in any future government procurement.

Find out more about how you can help here.

About the Office of Government Procurement

A key element of the Public Service Reform agenda is to reduce costs and achieve better value for money through reform of public procurement.

In 2012, the Government commissioned an external report (“Capacity and Capability Review of the Centralised Procurement Function”) to identify actions required to realised substantial savings in public procurement in the short and medium term. One of the key outcomes of the report was the decision by Government to establish the Office of Government Procurement (“OGP”).

The OGP, which operates as an office of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, is headed by the Government Chief Procurement Officer, Mr. Paul Quinn, to lead on the Public Procurement Reform Programme by:

  • Integrating procurement policy, strategy and operations in one office;
  • Strengthening spend analytics and data management;
  • Securing sustainable savings.

Read more about this here.

Gemma Creagh

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