The Commission for Communications Regulation from time to time awards contracts for the supply of goods and services. Our aim is to achieve value for money and to provide a quality service to the public.
When awarding contracts, the Commission follows all public procurement rules and discharges this function honestly and fairly.
Underpinning the public procurement rules are four basic principles. These are:
Irish Government Contract Regulations apply all of the above principles and require that competitive tendering should be used throughout the public sector. In addition, they lay down rules in order to ensure a level playing pitch for all suppliers and to ensure that true competition takes place in the award of public contracts. Important aspects of the regulations include rules on tendering such as:
For larger contracts (above the EU thresholds) the rules of the European Procurement Directives apply.
Details of all current and completed tender competitions, over €25K, are available on http://www.etenders.gov.ie/ . For tender competitions valued above the EU thresholds, the contract notice is also published on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Tenders electronic Daily (TED) link: http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do
On completion of a published tender competition, the Commission publishes an award notice on http://www.etenders.gov.ie/. For larger contracts, above the EU thresholds, the award notice is also published on the OJEU TED: http://ted.europa.eu/TED/main/HomePage.do
Mini competitions and drawn downs from ComReg Framework Agreements are generally conducted electronically. The mini-competitions are arranged using etenders.gov.ie and award of these call-off contracts are available on http://www.etenders.gov.ie/contract-awards