This article first appeared on Dublin Globe.
At the weekend, the Independent published a story about HSE recruitment: HSE facing huge EU fines over tender delays
Government awards nearly a quarter of all public contracts to mid-market businesses. These tenders represent an exceptional opportunity for companies of all sizes to build new revenue streams. The sentiment towards small and medium business and increasing participation in public sector tendering hasn’t been this high in years, but for companies who want to get involved, where do you start?
The Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has come under scrutiny and has “serious questions to answer” according to Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy, over his meeting last December with Labour TD Brendan Ryan and Task Community Care, a company that was the successful bidder in a state tender.
The Legal Services Regulation Bill was introduced in October 2011 by Alan Shatter, a draft which has received objections from the Bar Council & Law Society, but is now likely to finally be enacted by Christmas.
We're looking for an extremely talented Ruby-on-Rails/Salesforce/SQL genius to help pioneer the next phase in competitive selling. You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should constantly amaze your co-workers with your top-notch problem solving skills and can-do attitude. You should have a BSc or higher. Familiarity with Amazon AWS and front-end technologies are desirable.
Last night's Prime Time (RTÉ One) investigation into corruption in hospital procurement is another blow to public perception of the procurement process and has the potential to undo much of the good work that has recently been done by the government to restore confidence in the system.
The Silicon Stroll Bootcamp was organised by Dublin BIC (Dublin Business Innovation Centre) as part of the European Investor Gate Project, an EU investment preparation programme. The Bootcamp involved representatives from 50 start-up companies, from 13 European countries, and 35 international investors who came together with Google, IBM, PayPal and Microsoft for two days of learning, collaboration and pitching for investment.
TenderScout are delighted to be speaking at the Munster SME Business Summit in Limerick Nov 14th.