With public sector contracts representing 12% of the Irish economy, public procurement impacts more than 185,000 businesses and is the cornerstone of a sustainable economic recovery. This report is based on the findings of the TenderScout Survey, which gives voice to those most impacted by public procurement changes – Irish businesses.
We have also provided an examination of the Legal Services sector. The changes we see here serve as an early indicator of public procurement’s evolution.
More importantly, this report provides recommendations based on our engagement with over 1,000 suppliers across the country to boost confidence in the system. Without confidence that the system is working for both the government and business, suppliers will not participate. Government will ultimately receive less value for money and suppliers will not develop the capability to compete in other markets.