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Etenders Thresholds and EU Legislation

Public Procurement Requirements 

TU Dublin is a publicly funded body and therefore obliged to publicly tender for its goods, services and works requirements. TU Dublin Procurement seek aggegate expenditure across all departments. 

The university operates under the national public procurement model which means that it utilises framework agreements and contracts put in place by the Office of Government Procurement (GP) and its sourcing partners where possible. For more information on the OGP, please visit HERE  

All OGP and university tenders above €50,000 excl. VAT are published on the national procurement portal. For contracts below this value, budget holders with assistance from Procurement seek competitive quotations from suppliers. In all instances, the EU Treaty principals of Fairness, Openness, Transparency and Proportionality are respected. 

The university is keenly aware of the importance of contract management in the development of successful relationships with suppliers. If your company is awarded a contract or framework agreement, we expect you to work with us to improve the contract over its lifetime. This process may include regular review meetings and the agreement of a Service Level Agreement and performance targets. 

For all procurement queries please contact procurement@tudublin.ie


The Government website etenders is a central facility for all public sector contracting authorities in Ireland to advertise its procurement opportunities.   

In addition to information on tendering activity, the etenders website provides a host of information to suppliers and buyers on procurement legislation, regulations, and guides.   

We would advise suppliers to register on www.etenders.gov.ie and check for tenders that may be relevant to them.  

Procurement Thresholds 

< €5,000 €5,000-€50,000 €5,000-€221,000 >€221,000 >€5,538,000
One Verbal Quote 

Three written quotations for Goods and Services 

5 written quotes for works

National tender managed by procurement 

Advertised for a min of 10-21 days and evaluated by both procurement and technical team

EU Tender 

Managed by procurement department. 

Advertised for 30 days

Evaluated by both procurement and the technical team

Awarded subject to standstill period of 14 days

Works and capital Projects managed by estates department