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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.
One of the challenges for smaller companies is understanding and navigating public procurement processes.
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.
A motion by Independent councillor Frank Durcan was deemed to be “superfluous” by the council executive at the January meeting of Mayo County Council. Cllr Durcan’s motion called for the procurement officer to attend a council meeting to explain his modus operandi for dealing with tenders.
November’s Mayo Open Coffee Club meeting will take place on Wednesday November 2 at 11am in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, and this month the club will be focusing on the Public Procurement Process. Annually the market for public procurement in the EU amounts to approximately €1,800 billion.
A number of councillors this week expressed their concern that a number of local plant hire companies would be forced out of business by the procurement procedure being used by Mayo County Council this week. At the September meeting of the local authority procurement officer John Maughan gave the members a presentation on the work being done by his office in saving money for the council.
InterTradeIreland is holding a two-day workshop in the Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar on April 13 and 27 to help local companies compete for Government contracts across the island.
AIT is among six colleges that between them will save €1.5 million on their electricity bill after jointly tendering for a single energy supplier under cost-cutting plans devised by the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O'Keeffe.