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Cost of one-off homes 'significantly less' than cost of purchasing land on open market, says Ó Cuív

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The cost of building one-off council houses on family owned land is "significantly less" than the cost of purchasing land on the open market and building scheme houses, and is something the Galway County Council needs to start considering.

Planning and procurement process is too slow

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At the third special meeting held in April we discussed two of the Quarterly reports for the period ending March 30 2018. I have said before that one of the more frustrating things for me is the problem of getting bogged down on unproductive matters such as minutes or enduring spells of pointless bickering which, in the long run only serves to prohibit us from dealing with unproductive matters.

Jobs at risk over procurement directive says councillor

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A new directive from the Office of Government Procurement which has seen Mayo County Council no longer able to purchase tools and small items from local suppliers is going to cost jobs, one councillor said this week. Speaking at the December meeting of the local authority, Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue after an unsigned note was given to members of the outdoor staff of the council outlining this new procedure.

Grealish urges Galway companies to cash in on Apple opportunities

Galway companies have been urged to make the most of an opportunity offered by Apple to get involved in the construction and operation of the technology giant’s planned date centre near Athenry.

City CEO defends council’s record on procurement

A city councillor voiced his criticism of officials handling of public funds at this week’s local authority meeting. The comments came from Councillor Padraig Conneelly regarding procurement issues which were highlighted in a Local Government audit report.

‘Meet the Buyer’ events for primary care centres projects

Suppliers or contractors wishing to work on new primary care units are invited to attend a number of meetings in Ireland next month.

Guide to help SMEs comply with competition law

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the Commission), this week published a guide targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help them comply with competition law when tendering as part of a consortium.

Special procurement conference for Mayo construction companies

A special conference aimed at helping construction companies based in Mayo and the Midlands to win public works contracts will take place early next month. The Procurement 2015 Conference has been organised by the Construction Industry Federation and will take place on Thursday November 6 in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

Midlands companies only win 1 per cent of public sector contracts

Deputy Denis Naughten who hosted a free seminar in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday, July 1, announced that only 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win public sector contracts, according to research from TenderScout.

Maughan lays out his credentials amid controversy

During an update on procurement for Mayo County Council, the authority’s procurement officer John Maughan laid out his credentials and qualifications at the June meeting of the council, following on from criticism of him at a previous meeting. Maughan told the meeting, “I’ve been working in procurement for five years and I don’t set the prices. My role is to oversee the information and ensure we have fair and honest competitions for all.” He went on to say that, “ I applied through an open competition for the job. I’ve a degree in economics and political science, I was involved in procurement in the army in my time there and I’ve undertaken a certificate in procurement and a diploma in emergency planning.”

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